Stories of Change 2 December 2016 | I recently returned from sabbatical overseas and one comment made to me by a GP in England sticks in my mind. He said, “You know what, it’s too easy to be a bad GP here now”.
Media release 2 December 2016 | Counties Manukau District Health Board members now appointedChief Executive of Counties Manukau Health, Geraint Martin, has welcomed the appointment of the remaining Board members announced earlier today by Health Minister, Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman.
Latest news 12 August 2016 | I started smoking when I was 15. I had just started work, which meant I could afford to buy my own cigarettes. Back then there were no known concerns or warnings about smoking.
Counties Manukau has the fastest growing older population in New Zealand, with approximately 2,500 deaths per year. Of that number 1000 people die in Hospital. What’s interesting is that 67% would prefer to die in their own home. The reality is only 18% get that opportunity.
Stuff. co. nz 8 August 2016 | Renowned Northland GP Dr Lance O'Sullivan is now a clinical fellow of Ko Awatea. He is well known for his commitment to addressing preventable childhood disease related to poverty and for campaigning for equity in healthcare and health outcomes.
Radio New Zealand 1 August 2016 | The national register would collect and record people's information throughout their lifetime after being first admitted to the Auckland or Christchurch specialist spinal services. Between 130 and 180 people are diagnosed with spinal cord injuries each year in New Zealand.