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A Nurse's Life

Posted by Geraint Martin on 26 May 2016 |

After recently celebrating the Midwifery and Nursing Awards it seemed timely to acknowledge these dedicated and skilled men and women who provide quality and compassionate care 24/7, 365 days a year. With nurses and midwives at CM Health numbering over 3000, they are a valued and vital part of our workforce. Over the years, nurses and midwives have been agile and flexible to grow with the needs of the organisation and the people they serve. While their skills, specialties and roles may have changed over time, the community spirit that was forged back in those early days when the hospital first opened in 1947 remains. So what was it like to be a nurse in 1947? Who better to take us on that journey than Esme Green (nee Montgomery) – Middlemore Hospital’s first trainee nurse?

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Counties Manukau primary care pilot scheme a step toward $20m saving

Posted by Fiona Thomas | NZ Doctor on 26 May 2016 |

nz.doctor.co.nz | A Counties Manukau pilot scheme will see 11 practices making changes set to save the DHB millions of dollars.

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Orthopaedic Department takes the lead on reducing Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)

Posted by Team Counties on 23 May 2016 |

Every year over 100 patients at Counties Manukau Health (CM Health) develop a significant hospital-associated VTE in the form of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE). 

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Call for ROI: pregnancy and parenting education service

Posted by Communications Team on 17 May 2016 |

Counties Manukau DHB has issued a Registration of Interest (ROI) for Providers[1] to register their interest to deliver tailored targeted Pregnancy and Parenting Education services to pregnant women and their whaanau in Counties Manukau.

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Manukau SuperClinic gets new look shuttles after 17 years

Posted by Communications on 13 May 2016 |

Two new courtesy coaches have taken up duty at Manukau SuperClinic.

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2016 Nursing and Midwifery Awards

Posted by Penny Arrowsmith on 13 May 2016 |

Last night we celebrated excellence in two of our organisations’ core professions – nursing and midwifery.

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EDs frustrated by patients with minor injuries

Posted by Lucy Warhurst | health reporter at Newshub on 12 May 2016 |

Newshub.co.nz | Emergency departments around the country are under increasing strain, but up to 10 percent of ED visits may be unnecessary.

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ROI for pregnancy and parenting education service

Posted by Communications Team on 10 May 2016 |

We wish to advise that Counties Manukau DHB will be issuing a Registration of Interest (ROI) for Providers[1] to register their interest to deliver tailored targeted Pregnancy and Parenting Education services to pregnant women and their whaanau in Counties Manukau. The ROI will be released on the Government Electronic Tenders Service(GETS) website on Friday 13 May 2016.

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Middlemore pharmacist funds own trips to provide vital service in Fiji

Posted by Communications Team on 4 May 2016 |

Rajeshni Naidu gives a long-distance helping hand to those who need it most. 

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Team work pays off as call centre staff loose over 60kgs

Posted by Team Counties on 3 May 2016 |

“Since my arrival from the United Kingdom seven years ago, my weight has steadily increased by 15kg,” says Beverly Higham, customer services representative at the MSC call centre.  “My knees and hips hurt and I was getting uncomfortable.  Back in the UK, I was a member of Slimming World, and it was the comradery and accountability that kept me on the straight and narrow. Since being in NZ I’ve found it hard to find a weight loss programme that works for me, so when the opportunity came to join my colleagues in a weight loss challenge, I jumped at the chance.   

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