Meet Samantha, a Nurse Lead working in Child and Youth Mental Health, and a Counties Manukau staff member of 16 years.
We’re nearly at the end of what we call our Winter season at Counties Manukau.
It’s time to acknowledge the work of Counties staff working alongside people with Alzheimer’s. Thursday 21 September is World Alzheimer’s Day. At Counties Manukau, we’re celebrating the fact that we have great services and programmes in place to help people with all types of dementia.
Middlemore Hospital anaesthetist Dr Rob Burrell is no stranger to accolades for his work, recently picking up an award from the Sustainable Healthcare and Climate Change Conference to acknowledge his ongoing work to reduce the use of anaesthetic desflurane in operating theatres.
"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.
Great news from our Living Smokefree team with their awesome mahi helping 78 pregnant (hapuu) women become smoke free this year.
The Counties Manukau Nursing Awards were held on Wednesday 6 September in the Ko Awatea complex at Middlemore Hospital. The awards were incredibly successful, with 126 nominations received across 12 award categories.
Clinical Nurse Specialist Elham Hajje has always been a favourite with her diabetes patients. The Lebanese-born nurse and her family have been in New Zealand for 25 years. Elham has a Bachelor of Health Science and she fills a vital role at Middlemore.
A team of dedicated staff is making an impressive difference to the surgical waiting lists in Counties Manukau. The Saturday surgeries team are turning up to the Manukau SuperClinic to assist patients who would otherwise be waiting several months for their operation.
Anna Harrison, a former top high-performance Kiwi athlete awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit, has taken up a key role at Middlemore's Kidz First Hospital. Anna is a New Zealand Silver Ferns netball and national indoor and beach volleyball player.