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I may be the CEO but ultimately I work for you

Posted by CEO Blog on 9 December 2015 |

Each month I look forward to 'welcome day', where I get to meet and welcome new staff to our organisation. One of the things I like to talk about is relationships. CM Health is a fantastic organisation and we are on a great journey of positive change and improvement. However to make change happen you need to have a relationship with someone.   It’s hard to have a relationship with someone you don’t’ know and although I would love to personally meet everyone who works here, with over 6,500 staff it’s a big challenge. But there are ways I can establish a virtual relationship, which is why our blogs (CEO, Team Counties and Ko Awatea) and social media channels are so important, not only to share information but to stimulate conversation.

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Diabetes Plan Launched at Middlemore Hospital

Posted by Communications Team on 21 October 2015 |

Stuff.co.nz - A plan to tackle diabetes at home has been launched at Middlemore Hospital.Diabetes is one of New Zealand's biggest health challenges with an estimated 257,000 people currently living with diabetes.Last year the number of people with diabetes grew by nearly 40 people a day. Read more...

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Barbara Broome experiences APAC Forum

Posted by Barbara Broome on 14 October 2015 |

As a member of both Counties Manukau Health PWCC Consumer Council and the Ministry of Health’s Long-Term Condition Panels, APAC Forum 2015 was an inspirational conference for me.

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Sharing our kaupapa

Posted by Briar Milligan on 14 October 2015 |

Whirinaki Child, Family and Youth Mental Health open APAC Forum

Every Monday to Friday, you will find the clinicians of Whirinaki Child, Family and Youth Mental Health celebrating a new day by participating in waiata and karakia. For many Whirinaki clinicians/team members, like myself, this can be the highlight of the day, as it allows each of us to connect with each-other and share our wishes and prayers for the day.

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Building strong foundations – improving early childhood outcomes

Posted by Geraint Martin on 7 October 2015 |

"Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world" Nelson Mandela

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Bright Spots; inspiring ideas, transforming lives

Posted by Geraint Martin on 22 September 2015 |

Last month I met some amazing people at the first TEDx Manukau. Hosted by Ko Awatea, 10 ‘Bright spots’ – everyday people, shared how they help people across South Auckland and beyond to live well – with dignity and meaning and to build a sense of community.

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Young doctors making a difference

Posted by Communications Team on 7 August 2015 |

For those of you who missed it, the NZ Herald recently wrote a wonderful piece on Dr Mataroria Lyndon, a clinical fellow at Ko Awatea, who is off to do amazing things at Harvard University in Boston. Mataroria was one of three winners in this year’s Rose Hellaby Awards – a fund established by the late Rose Hellaby to celebrate and support Māori education. Mataroria will receive $30,000 to go towards his master’s degree in public health at Harvard and while we wish him well on his journey, we also look forward to the day he returns. Also receiving an award was Dr Marinus Stowers an Orthopaedic Registrar and Research Fellow at Ko Awatea.

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APAC returns to New Zealand. An explosion of innovative health and healthcare success stories

Posted by Geraint Martin on 12 June 2015 |

No doubt you’ve heard of the APAC Forum, managed by Ko Awatea, the centre for health system innovation and improvement at CM Health. Now in its fourth year APAC, is already the third largest healthcare improvement conference in the world.It’s right up there with similar conferences in Europe and the US. We are certainly not a poor relative!

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Pushing the accelerator on integrated care

Posted by Benedict and Geraint on 18 May 2015 |

We are entering a new era in healthcare – one where we re-orientate our health system around primary and community care. With a growing and ageing population and a rise in chronic and long-term conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease, we have a challenge on our hands to integrate services and systems across the health spectrum and empower our healthcare users to keep themselves well and at home – away from unnecessary trips to hospital.

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Pushing an open door

Posted by Geraint Martin on 26 August 2014 |

It’s been over two years since the first campaign (20,000 Days) began, initiated in response to increasing demands on resources across the system. It’s been a remarkable journey and while the 20,000 Days campaign was successful in giving back 23,060 healthy and well days to our community, Beyond 20,000 Days has continued to build on this success, with 16 collaborative teams working across the system to anticipate and prevent acute health problems, respond quickly and effectively in the community and provide timely and safe care to people admitted to hospital.

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