Media releases

Viewing entries posted in 2013

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Counties Manukau DHB appointments

Posted by Hon Tony Ryall | Minister of Health on 2 December 2013 |

Media release | Health Minister Tony Ryall today announced the appointed members of the Counties Manukau District Health Board (DHB).

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HealthTargets

National health targets - quarter one 2013/2014 results

Posted by Communications Team on 26 November 2013 |

Media release | More Counties Manukau residents are receiving elective operations, with Counties Manukau Health (CM Health) well exceeding the national health target around improving access to elective surgery.  

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Counties Manukau Health rescreens children for hearing loss

Posted by Communications Team on 7 October 2013 |

Media release | A recent review of Counties Manukau Health’s Newborn Hearing Screening Programme has identified 963 babies and infants who may not have been screened correctly for hearing loss.  This screen is done around a baby’s birth. 

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Early transition of clinical pathology services

Posted by Communications Team on 2 September 2013 |

Media release | Labtests Auckland Ltd has purchased Diagnostic MedLab’s (DML) clinical pathology and collection service operations.

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HealthTargets

National health targets - quarter three 2012/2013 results

Posted by Communications Team on 23 May 2013 |

Media release | Counties Manukau Health (CM Health) continues to excel in the national health targets, meeting the revised target around increasing immunisation for children ahead of schedule according to results released by the Ministry of Health today.  

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Radiology

Improved access to community ultrasound diagnostics

Posted by Communications Team on 28 February 2013 |

Media release | Counties Manukau Health has taken the opportunity to expand a successful pilot initiative to increase access to enable more than 4,600 people  in the next 6 months to get ultrasounds ordered by their GP (but paid for by the DHB) from community radiology providers. This is instead of going on to a hospital waiting list. This means that people can see a GP, and, when appropriate, be referred to a community radiologist and not have to join the public hospital waiting list for diagnosis. In most cases, the ultrasound can be done within a week, which is convenient for the patient and also frees up the hospital to focus on acute radiology patients.

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