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Managing the mumps outbreak

Posted by Communications Team on 7 September 2017 |

The Auckland region is experiencing an outbreak in mumps. Mumps is a serious and highly infectious viral disease. It can spread from an infected person by saliva or mucous droplets when coughing, sneezing, or talking. Early symptoms of mumps include fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, and loss of appetite.

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Further cases of synthetic cannabis impact in South Auckland

Posted by Communications Team on 25 July 2017 |

Middlemore Emergency Medicine consultant and toxicology expert, Dr Chip Gresham, is warning of the dangerous effects, including life-threatening seizures in a new batch of synthetic cannabis being seen by doctors at Middlemore Hospital.

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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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New Report Shows High Confidence In Metro Auckland DHBs’ Investment Practices

Posted by Communications Team on 21 February 2017 |

New Investor Confidence Ratings released by Treasury today demonstrate that the three metropolitan Auckland district health boards can be relied upon by the Government and taxpayers to achieve maximum value from public funds allocated to major capital projects.

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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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