Since the country entered level 4 lockdown our laboratory teams have scaled up their COVID-19 testing capacity, big time. Daily COVID-19 testing through our laboratory has increased from 500 to 5500 tests per day. The CM Health medical laboratory workforce consists of scientists, technicians, and clinicians.
The news that more than 1000 New Zealanders have had bowel cancer detected by the National Bowel Screening Programme (NBSP) in the four years it has been running has been welcomed by Counties Manukau Health (CM Health).
A Counties Manukau Health-led, New Zealand first ‘Test and Treat’ programme for New Zealanders with hepatitis C is being launched in selected community pharmacies across the Northern Region, including 17 in the Counties Manukau area.
Two additional community testing centres (CTCs) are open on the North Shore in response to an advisory issued by Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS). ARPHS is asking people who were at The Malt pub in Greenhithe on Friday night, 16 October, from 7.
For Papakura local 73-year-old Frances Stubbs, the 25th of June 2020 is a date she'll never forget. Not only would it have been her father's 100th birthday, it was also the date she underwent an operation to remove colon cancer.
Media Update 13 August 2020|Wednesday 12 August was a record day for testing in Auckland with more than 7,800 tests now registered by the city’s laboratories. This number continues to increase as the laboratories register and process the swabs taken yesterday.
Media Release 12 August 2020|Two additional pop-up Community Testing Centres (CTCs) will open in Henderson and Airport Oaks on Thursday 13 August, bringing the total number of pop-up and permanent CTCs in Auckland to 15.
Media Release 12 August|Seven pop-up Community Testing Centres (CTCs) opened in metropolitan Auckland this afternoon as health officials continue to boost testing capacity following four confirmed community cases of COVID-19. The new pop-ups are located across the city, including Waiheke Island.
Media release 7 August 2020 | South Auckland residents are encouraged to get out and get tested for COVID-19. The metro Auckland DHBs will be providing free COVID-19 swabbing at a pop-up surveillance testing site in Manurewa this weekend.
Latest News 31 July 2020 | We’re introducing a new model for delivering testing for COVID-19 in our Auckland communities. Our new community testing centres (CTCs) will replace the community based assessment centres (CBACs) we set up in March and April.