Kia ora tatou, This is my first message to our community for the year. I hope you’ve had a great summer break. My colleague Dr Vanessa Thornton has already thanked Counties Manukau staff for a fine effort over the New Year period.
"I was awkward at first, but it was all good. I'm glad I got it done," says Dana Vetemotu, who shares her experience getting her cervical screen test. In New Zealand, about 160 women develop cervical cancer yearly – and about 50 die from it.
Construction work at Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand’s $316m Manukau Health Park redevelopment started this week. The new facilities will include a new ambulatory renal centre, four new operating theatres, an advanced radiology hub, a women’s and ophthalmology building and an integrated breast-care service.