We are now experiencing the expected significant increase of Covid-19 in our community with over 1000 positive cases in our CMDHB and eight COVID-19 patients in Middlemore Hospital this Thursday morning.
Safely isolating at home is what we all need to do when we become unwell with COVID-19For many fully vaccinated people in our community who get COVID-19, the most that will happen is they will become unwell with cold like symptoms and need to stay home from work or school.
Kitty Ko knows exactly what it is like to be a patient here – after all she is one here at CM Health as well as a staff member.
One of our very own Registered Nurses, Bobbie Pene was recently awarded fully funded HRC Māori Health Clinical Training Fellowship for 36 months! The HRC funding will go towards Bobbie’s Ph. D. research in applying a Maaori-centred relational model to fundamental care.
On Wednesday 2 February, we came together as an organisation to celebrate our CEO, Margie Apa, as she moves towards her new role as CEO of Health New Zealand.
Omicron is now in the community in various locations across Aotearoa and we expect the number of cases to rapidly increase in the next two to three weeks.
In a very short space of time Omicron has become the dominant COVID-19 variant in many countries and community cases are now in New Zealand, and it will rapidly spread in our community.
Our focus on preparation for the omicron variant of COVID-19 continues. The outbreak of omicron in our community will place demand on our hospital system as we know it will rapidly infect many people. It’s pleasing to see the commencement of the paediatric COVID-19 vaccination this week.
We are very proud to have our own Dr Lindsay Mildenhall, Neonatologist, recognised in the New Year Honours 2022 and also appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to neonatal intensive care and resuscitation training.