“She planted the seed I could be more” - Becoming a Midwife
“It was my eighth baby's midwife that encouraged me to become a midwife myself,” says Tania Webb, a Graduate Midwife who’s been working at Middlemore Hospital for the past year. “I’m Maaori, my partner is Samoan and we live in Manurewa. My partner's quite old fashioned.
Kelly’s journey – from near death to success
Twelve years ago, at the tender age of 21, Kelly came close to death, crashing her car not far from Middlemore Hospital. Kelly was taken by ambulance to Middlemore Hospital’s Emergency Department. She was put into a coma and spent a total of eight weeks in ICU.
Middlemore's Kidz First Hospital welcomes vaccine trial results
Middlemore’s Kidz First Hospital is welcoming the results of a vaccine trial which shows great promise for fighting RSV - otherwise known as Respiratory Syncytial Virus. The trial, involving pregnant mothers, was conducted at Aotearoa Clinical Trials based at Middlemore, and was part of an international effort.
Celebrating our Administrative Professionals’ today
Today is Administrative Professionals’ Day and is the perfect opportunity to thank all our admin professionals who are crucial in organising our hospital services! Out of our many hardworking admin staff, we are shining a light on Arlene Juventin-Laulua Paipa, who is the Executive Assistant to Chief Medical Officer,…
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.
Counties Manukau named Climate Champion
Counties Manukau has been named a global Climate Champion by Health Care Without Harm, receiving the Silver award for Climate Leadership in recognition for our efforts to assess climate change risks and reduce carbon emissions.
Knitting a community together
The Middlemore Foundation Wool Programme has been going for 23 years, with over 2,000 dedicated knitters nationwide lending their knitting skills to the Counties Manukau community. Knitters donate beautifully knitted booties, hats, mittens, vests and blankets to keep premature babies and newborns in the hospital and the community warm.
The double whammy of delerium and dementia
A team at Counties Manukau is taking new initiatives to boost staff awareness about a growing problem in the care of elderly patients. The issue is the twin problems of delirium and dementia in the elderly – a situation which leads to negative clinical outcomes, especially on discharge.
Big Latch On whaanau event on Friday, 14 April
After a couple of years’ hiatus due to COVID-19, the Te Rito Ora team are excited to be hosting an in-person event for The Big Latch On 2023.