Media releases

Viewing entries posted in 2014

Counties Manukau Health

Counties Manukau Health wins Business Excellence Bronze Award

Posted by Communications Team on 24 November 2014 |

Media release | Counties Manukau Health (CM Health) has been recognised at one of New Zealand’s most prestigious business performance awards, receiving a bronze award at its annual awards ceremony, held at the Sir Paul Reeves Building in Auckland on 21 November 2014.

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Counties Manukau Health providing sustainable healthcare

Posted by Communications Team on 21 November 2014 |

Media release | Moving towards financially sustainable healthcare has been a challenge which Counties Manukau Health (CM Health) has championed in the healthcare sector in New Zealand. Now CM Health is leading the way in Australasia by measuring and adapting our environmental footprint. By adopting environmentally sustainable practises in the operating theatres, which account for around 30% of all hospital waste, we are diverting the sending of 1,670 tonnes of waste to landfill each year. This equates to 55,660 wheelie bins or 6,700 elephants by weight.

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Auckland-region DHBs consult staff on Food Services proposal

Posted by Communications Team on 28 October 2014 |

The Auckland, Waitemata and Counties Manukau District Health Boards (DHBs) have commenced consultation with staff and unions on a Food Services proposal developed by Health Benefits Limited (HBL). Consultation will run from 28 October to 14 November.

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Health services in Counties Manukau focused on prevention

Posted by Hon Tony Ryall | Minister of Health on 26 August 2014 |

Media release | The latest National Health Target results show more people in Counties Manukau are getting help to quit smoking and getting checked to see if they are at risk of developing diabetes or heart disease.

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National health targets - quarter four 2014 results

Posted by Communications Team on 26 August 2014 |

Media release | For the second time in a year, Counties Manukau Health have achieved an outstanding result, that is meeting every health target set by the Ministry of Health's Health Targets which sets important goals for every health board to work towards. Every target is being met, including the more difficult-to-achieve ones such as the 92% of eight-month-old babies having all of their scheduled vaccines and an impressive 99% of smokers being given quit advice by their family doctors.

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Launch of NZ Spinal Cord Impairment Strategy

Posted by Communications Team on 23 June 2014 |

Every year in New Zealand around 130 to 180 people are diagnosed with spinal cord impairment (SCI). This can happen through injury, congenital cause or through a medical problem. Spinal cord impairment can affect babies, children and adults. Because we know so much about how to treat SCI in the long term, most people will have a normal or near to normal life expectancy. However this brings huge complexity to the lives of people with SCI, their families and care-givers and to medical professionals supporting their care.

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National health targets - quarter three 2013/2014 results

Posted by Communications Team on 27 May 2014 |

Media release | An increasing number of eligible people living in Counties Manukau are following medical advice to have a heart and diabetes check.  

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Patients to wait in comfort before heading home from hospital

Posted by Communications Team on 15 May 2014 |

Media release | Patients being discharged from Middlemore Hospital will soon have a comfortable and relaxing area in which to wait with the opening of a specialized discharge lounge on May 26. Located in Ward 31 on the first floor of the hospital’s Edmund Hillary Building, the discharge lounge will cater for patients on their day of discharge as well as those awaiting an ambulance transfer. About 100 patients are discharged from Middlemore Hospital each day, which means that the discharge process is often prolonged because doctors have to complete required documentation for each individual. This results in a number of patients waiting for their discharge information as well as waiting on transport home.

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