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ARDS Pukekohe Report Summary Released

Posted by Communications Team on 1 June 2017 |

For full information and to read the report, please click here

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Pioneer nurse helps Middlemore Hospital celebrate 70th birthday

Posted by Communications Team on 12 May 2017 |

Stuff.co.nz | It's been 70 years since a young Esme Green decided she wanted to be a nurse.

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Tragic death involving staff member at Middlemore Hospital

Posted by Communications Team on 4 May 2017 |

A tragic death occurred overnight on the grounds of Middlemore Hospital. Police are involved in an investigation.

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Middlemore Memories

Posted by Esme Green (nee Montgomery) on 2 May 2017 |

As we celebrate Middlemore’s 70th Birthday, who better to take us down memory lane than Esme Green (nee Montgomery) the first trainee nurse to work at Middlemore Hospital.

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Be a #FluFighter this winter

Posted by Geraint Martin on 20 April 2017 |

Brace yourself folks – the flu season has arrived, which can bring the dreaded running nose, scratchy throat, cough, body aches, a high fever and thumping headache of the seasonal flu.  The good news is you can easily help protect yourself and your loved ones by getting the flu vaccine.

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Hendon's Journey

Posted by Communications Team on 8 March 2017 |

At the age of 15, Hendon was admitted to hospital with Rheumatic Fever. For the next three months, while in hospital, Hendon would learn how to live and deal with his illness.  This would include monthly injections for the next 25 years.   Having spent so much time in Hospital, Hendon soon built positive relationships with the various health professionals who cared for him.  He knew he wanted to make a difference in the community in the same way they did.   

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Introducing Jenny Parr

Posted by Jenny Parr on 15 February 2017 |

Despite the English accent, I’m a local girl.  I was raised in Papatoetoe, the heart of South Auckland and in my later years went to the Manukau Institute of Technology, where I trained as a nurse.  When I graduated I really wanted to work at Middlemore Hospital, however at the time, there were no jobs. My plan B was to move to England, where I spent the past 22 years. During that time I’ve held a number of roles, which included executive leadership as Director of Nursing, Patient Experience, Infection Prevention & Control and Allied Health.  My previous role at Waitemata DHB also had a key focus on quality systems and improvement, which I really enjoyed. 

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Technology in new outpatient pharmacy enables Pharmacists to focus more on patient needs

Posted by Communications Team on 1 February 2017 |

Haumanu, which means to revive or restore health and wellbeing, is the name of our new pharmacy which will open at Paataka Place at Middlemore Hospital on 7 February.  The approach taken by the new pharmacy is to have pharmacists always accessible to focus on patient interaction and to achieve this, the pharmacy is utilising some cool technology for behind the scene functions.

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Potential impact of further resident doctors strike on patients

Posted by Communications Team on 15 January 2017 |

New Zealand Resident Doctors Association members are undertaking industrial action at Counties Manukau Health and other DHBs throughout the country from 7am Tuesday 17 January 2017 until 8am Friday 20 January 2017. 

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Counties Manukau Health well prepared for Junior Doctors Strike

Posted by Communications Team on 9 January 2017 |

Counties Manukau Health has preparations well underway for the proposed strike by Junior Doctors from 7am Tuesday, 17 January 2017 until 8am Friday, 20 January 2017.

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