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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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Primary care in South Auckland unite to support 20,000 patients with long term conditions

Posted by Communications Team on 1 July 2016 |

Media release | Twenty thousand South Auckland people who suffer from long term health conditions now have especially tailored, individual health care plans and the means and knowledge to influence their own health outcomes, thanks to an innovative way of looking at how people can be supported to stay well at home. 

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Moments of excellence

Posted by CEO Blog on 8 June 2016 |

We have moments of excellence in our organisation every day and that’s due to the people who work here. People who are passionate about what they do and have a real ‘fire in their belly’ for providing the best care they can and making a difference. Meet Eti Televave and Tanya du Plessis, two staff members who strive to be the best in what they do, yet remain humble, thankful and determined to give back to the people and communities that supported them. Eti is a senior physiotherapist who recently graduated from a Pasifika Leadership Programme and Tanya was awarded Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand (PSNZ) Pharmacist of the year (2015).

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Out & About: Counties Manukau breastfeeding peer support graduation

Posted by Communications Team on 27 May 2016 |

A pilot programme to promote healthy feeding for infants and toddlers is a year old.

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Pukekohe medical practice claims award with community-led health care system

Posted by Communications Team on 27 May 2016 | | A Pukekohe health care providers' nursing team has been rewarded for its holistic approach to healthcare.

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Budget 2016: $56m extra for Counties Manukau

Posted by Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman | Minister of Health on 27 May 2016 |

Media release | New funding for Counties Manukau DHB in Budget 2016 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level, says Health Minister Jonathan Coleman. 

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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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National health targets - quarter three 2016 results

Posted by Communications Team on 24 May 2016 |

Media release | Counties Manukau Health has again excelled in reaching and exceeding some of the most challenging National Health Targets, which were released today by the Ministry of health. 

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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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