Dr Karen Poutasi, Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, has had a long and varied career in the health sector, having held the Director General of Health role for ten years.
The Minister of Health has announced a taskforce to address the challenges of planned care that will be chaired by Counties Manukau Health Chief Medical Officer Dr Andrew Connolly.
Each year, the 5 May is dedicated to celebrating Midwives and the work they do both in our hospitals and our community, supporting the next generation of Counties Manukau whaanau into the world.
Waiho raa kia tuu takitahi ana ngaa whetuu o te rangiLet it be one alone that stands among the starsToday, 3 May 2022, marks 75 years since Middlemore Hospital was first opened by Sir Bernard and Lady Freyburgh.
It wasn’t the stacks of cash they didn’t earn, the holiday homes they never lived in, or the lack of recognition because of failed sports careers.
Arriving at the nurses living quarters at Middlemore Hospital, John McKenzie, and his friend were waiting patiently in the foyer for their dates to get ready when Robyn, a 19-year-old nurse, and her friend sat down to chat with them and keep them company.
Image: Lieutenant William Manchester joined the New Zealand Army and was sent to Egypt in 1940. In 1950, Middlemore Hospital was honoured to have renowned plastic surgeon Sir William Manchester arrive to establish our Plastic Surgery Unit.
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.
As the temperatures start to decline, we need to encourage our friends, whaanau and community to be prepared for a challenging winter with more coughs, colds and viral infections like influenza along with continued COVID-19 cases expected this year.
After suffering depression and attempting suicide, Johnny Angel was hospitalised and diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Around 2002 he suffered a relapse which led him into the care of Tiaho Mai, Middlemore Hospital’s mental health rehabilitation unit. “I thought I was fine.