Tragic death involving staff member at Middlemore Hospital

Posted by Communications Team on 4 May 2017 |

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A tragic death occurred overnight on the grounds of Middlemore Hospital. Police are involved in an investigation.

Dr Gloria Johnson, acting Chief Executive, confirmed that the death occurred late in the evening on Wednesday 3 May 2017 and appears to have involved a fall.

“Our thoughts are with the employee’s family and work colleagues. We have offered support to the family and are providing support to our staff. We will not be naming the staff member in order to offer his family some privacy in their grief”, says Dr Johnson.

Dr Johnson did confirm that the individual was a highly valued and long serving staff member.

Counties Manukau Health has begun the process of involving Worksafe.

No further comment will be offered at this stage.

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