Pioneer nurse helps Middlemore Hospital celebrate 70th birthday

Posted by Communications Team on 12 May 2017 | | It's been 70 years since a young Esme Green decided she wanted to be a nurse.

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Health plan looks to better serve Asians

Posted by Communications Team on 17 October 2016 |

Eastern Courier, AucklandCounties Manukau District Health Board (CMDHB) has delivered its first Asian Health Plan.

It identifies health issues and opportunities to make the most meaningful difference for Asian people, says Margie Apa, director of strategic development.

"We're committed to delivering excellent health services to our community and our Asian population is growing rapidly. Having a plan that reflects their needs is essential."

It talks about the context of Asian health planning, the health profile of Asian people living in the area, and actions, and "focuses on increasing our own cultural capacity and capability as well as key areas where we need to improve health outcomes".

"These include diabetes, dental and oral health, cervical screening and accessing mental health services," Apa says.

CMDHB is looking for an Asian health gain advisor, a new role.

Loretta Hansen, the chief executive of East Health Trust Primary Health Organisation says "having culturally competent health professionals who can provide high quality culturally appropriate services" is very important for them.

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Andrew hill

Gluckman medal to outstanding clinical leader

Posted by Communications Team on 22 September 2016 |

The University of Auckland News | Internationally recognised surgeon and perioperative care specialist, Professor Andrew Hill, is this year’s recipient of the Gluckman Medal for his outstanding contributions to research, education and service.

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Mana Kidz programme helps reduce Rheumatic Fever rates

Posted by Communications Team on 15 August 2016 |

TVNZ | The housing crisis is being blamed for a sudden rise of rheumatic fever cases in the Auckland region after years of decreasing rates.

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Doctors hail 'incredible' surgery

Posted by Communications Team on 12 August 2016 |

NZ Herald.  Sunday August 7 | A throat cancer sufferer has a new jaw, created with the help of innovative 3D printing techniques - the first Kiwi to benefit from the cutting-edge technology.

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Lance O'Sullivan joins Ko Awatea at Middlmore Hospital

Posted by Communications Team on 8 August 2016 | | Renowned Northland GP Dr Lance O'Sullivan​ is now a clinical fellow of Ko Awatea.

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Govt launches register of spinal injuries

Posted by Communications Team on 5 August 2016 |

Radio New Zealand | The national register would collect and record people's information throughout their lifetime after being first admitted to the Auckland or Christchurch specialist spinal services.

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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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Counties Manukau primary care pilot scheme a step toward $20m saving

Posted by Fiona Thomas | NZ Doctor on 26 May 2016 | | A Counties Manukau pilot scheme will see 11 practices making changes set to save the DHB millions of dollars.

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