Blogs

Lungs on loan

Posted by Team Counties on 9 August 2016 |

I started smoking when I was 15.  I had just started work, which meant I could afford to buy my own cigarettes. Back then there were no known concerns or warnings about smoking.

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Lance O'Sullivan joins Ko Awatea at Middlmore Hospital

Posted by Communications Team on 8 August 2016 |

Stuff.co.nz | Renowned Northland GP Dr Lance O'Sullivan​ is now a clinical fellow of Ko Awatea.

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Govt launches register of spinal injuries

Posted by Communications Team on 5 August 2016 |

Radio New Zealand | The national register would collect and record people's information throughout their lifetime after being first admitted to the Auckland or Christchurch specialist spinal services.

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Spinal cord injury registry to help NZ patients

Posted by CEO Blog on 4 August 2016 |

Healthy Together | Healthy Services

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Child protection is everyone's responsibility

Posted by Team Counties: Julie Carroll on 1 August 2016 |

I have worked for the Child Protection Service at CM Health for 12 years in various roles. Last month I was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by the Counties Manukau Police for my collaborative work with Police and Child youth and family (CYF) when children are admitted to Kidz First with suspected abuse.

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The New Tiaho Mai

Posted by Geraint Martin | Chief Executive on 22 July 2016 |

There has been a lot of discussion in the media in recent times about how we as a society and in particular how District Health Boards care for our mentally unwell. As a health board, we recognise the importance of treating our very unwell patients with the best, evidence-based therapeutic environment possible. To this end, I am very pleased to share with you the imminent start of the new Tiaho Mai. We will soon be moving some patients into other refurbished but temporary areas to allow for construction to begin over the next couple of months. 

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How are we really doing?

Posted by Geraint Martin | Chief Executive on 14 July 2016 |

Recently, we shared with the media the findings of a report on CM Health’s performance.

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We’re asking you, and our community, to have your say

Posted by CEO Blog on 5 July 2016 |

People across the organisation have been working with me over the past 12-18 months on our long- term plans, which include the development of our Healthy Together strategy. As part of this, we have been reviewing future service requirements for sites we currently own throughout the district. The largest of these sites is the Manukau SuperClinic (MSC) site.

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Harriet's pledge to health

Posted by Paula Jackson | Communications Team and Harriet Pauga | Clinical Nurse Lead/Nurse Manager at Mangere Health Centre on 1 July 2016 |

Harriet Pauga is an experienced, committed and inspiring Primary Health Care Nurse. She is also a mother to four children aged 23 to 12 and committed community health volunteer.

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Polishing up on Primary Care

Posted by Paula Jackson | Communications Team and Jo Eustace | Waiuku Health Centre on 1 July 2016 |

For the past five years Jo Eustace has juggled part time work as a practice nurse at the Waiuku Health Centre while spending between 25 and 30 hours per week studying toward her Master of Nursing. In April she passed a rigorous oral and practical peer panel assessment following a full year preparing a portfolio of work containing case studies, dissertations and proof of competency for submission to the Nursing Council. Jo is now a Nurse Practitioner – the first for Waiuku Health Centre and one of only 40 or so qualified and working within Primary Healthcare across New Zealand. She is also the Clinical Nurse Lead, supporting ten nurses and 12 busy doctors at the practice.

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