Clinical News with Dr Andrew Connolly
Kia ora tatou Here at Counties Manukau we’re very pleased with the recent announcements on easier immigration paths for health personnel wanting to join us from overseas. On the list are some professions we urgently need, and this should pay dividends in our hospitals and services.
Everything I do is about Pacific People and improving their lives
Pursuing excellence is nothing new to Dr Julienne Faletau, an analyst for the Pacific Health Development Team. "It's ingrained in me. Raised in the anga fakatonga way (Tongan way). My culture teaches me how to treat and relate to people and has influenced my work ethic.
Mateata Teatao talks about the importance of her Kiribati culture and passion for helping Pacific people
In celebration of Kiribati Language Week, Fanau Ola Social Worker Mateata Teatao talks about the importance of her culture and her passion for helping Pacific people through their most vulnerable times. "I always knew I wanted to help people.
Luisa Lilo - A journey shaped by culture and service to others
Dreaming of a new life rich with opportunities, Luisa Lilo’s parents immigrated from Samoa to New Zealand in the 1950s. Like many other Samoan families, it was not always easy when they first came to Aotearoa.
Administrative Professionals Day- Julie Robertson celebrates 21 years of service!
Thank you to all of our Admin professionals who play a crucial role in organizing our hospital services! Today we specially acknowledge Clerical Coordinator Julie Robertson, who is about to celebrate 21 years of service working for Counties Manukau District Health Board.
Nurses - masters in humanities!
Growing up in the Philippines provided Clyde Ypil with resilience, coping skills and empathy – qualities that he puts to good use in our Emergency Department. "Life in the Philippines is tough but it taught me a lot about compassion.
Sugar, spice and all things nice!
Our Orderly and Cleaners Departments were treated to a special thank you from students of neighbouring Kings College, this week. On Tuesday 15 March, delicious home baking made by the students, and beautifully decorated, was delivered as a thank you for the all the hard work done through COVID-19.
Patrick Long – The road home
Patrick describes coming back to CM Health as ‘returning home’ and we wanted to find out - what else apart from his work drives Patrick – the answer – a 1965 Oldsmobile Cutlass named “Tammy”.
Celebrating Linda Tucker and her 47 years of service
After 47 years of service to CM Health, Linda Tucker, Lab Technician in our Biochemistry Department, is heading off to a well-earned retirement.