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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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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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Christmas day baby boom

Christmas Day baby boom

Posted by Communications Team on 26 December 2015 |

New Zealand Herald.  Christmas Day has seen a baby boom around the North Island, including the long-awaited birth of Atsuko Goto and Tamer Elnady's first child.

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HUMBA Manukau Courier

Healthy mums, healthy babies

Posted by Communication Team on 30 July 2015 |

Stuff.co.nz - Carrying extra weight can cause serious health problems for pregnant mums and their babies.  A Counties Manukau Health-Auckland University research team is setting out to try to change that. It's developed an intervention trial called HUMBA - healthy mums and healthy babies. Counties Manukau has one of the highest obesity rates in New Zealand. Read more…

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Just another day at Counties Manukau Health – Part Two

Posted by Geraint Martin on 12 July 2013 |

A couple of years ago, I met with Intensive Care Specialist, David Galler, and Acute Care Clinical Director, Catherine Simpson, in the old Intensive Care Unit (ICU), which was then located in Middlemore Hospital’s Galbraith building. My visit followed some gang violence in the community, which ended with two gang members being shot and admitted to ICU. Unfortunately they belonged to rival gangs so, as you can imagine, visiting time was a little awkward during their stay with us.

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One Eye on the Granny Test

Posted by Geraint Martin on 31 May 2013 |

Recently I met many of you in person at ‘Coffee with the CEO’. I really enjoyed the opportunity to meet staff from across the organisation and hear about the issues that are important to you. I was also impressed by the discussion, which was challenging, informed and spoke straight to some of the key issues facing CM Health. It really did give me a great deal to think about, particularly about how we balance the change we are trying to achieve across the health system. We know that certain parts of the system are working fantastically while other parts are under incredible pressure. Sometimes the productivity of the hospital outstrips our ability to support people at home and in the community, and we need to make sure community services are well calibrated to look after the volume of patients we are seeing.

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Reaping Returns on Long Term Investments

Posted by Geraint Martin on 1 March 2013 |

As we move into March, there’s a lot I want to acknowledge and celebrate with you today. I strongly agree with Einstein’s belief that “compound interest is the most powerful force in the universe”. What this means is that over time, high levels of performance build up into a huge bank of excellence that pays dividends in the long-term. It’s particularly important in health, especially at this time of year when we’re doing our financial planning, to ensure we make the best use of the resources available in order to bring about the greatest returns in the long run. Today I want to share some wonderful examples with you where we’ve done just that, and are beginning to reap returns in the form of improved health outcomes for our community.

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Maternity Services Review

Posted by Geraint Martin on 15 November 2012 |

As you may be aware from yesterday’s all-staff meeting, our Board has just released an External Review of Maternity Care in the Counties Manukau District. This independent report by a Maternity Review Panel was proactively commissioned by our Board in response to concerns about perinatal mortality rates in Counties Manukau. Today I’m joined by Board chairman, Professor Gregor Coster, to talk more about this report and how we intend to work through its findings.

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