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Busy Middlemore provides hotline for GPs referring patients to ED

Posted by Communications Team on 21 April 2016 | | Capacity issues at Middlemore Hospital have led the DHB to request GPs call ahead if they are sending patients to the emergency department.

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Becoming the best

Posted by CEO Blog on 20 April 2016 |

If you or your loved one had to come into hospital, what kind of service or experience would you expect?  If you said good communication, consistent, safe and coordinated care, and being treated with kindness, respect and dignity, you wouldn’t be alone. In fact a large percent of our patients tell us that being treated this way makes a big difference to their overall quality of care and treatment.   So how do we know we are providing the service we would be happy for our loved ones to receive and if not, why not?

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We know too much to do nothing…

Posted by Margie Apa on 19 April 2016 |

I’m a junkie for numbers and the story they tell.  One of the pleasures of my job is that strategy is formed partly on a bit of number crunching but mostly on deducing possible scenarios of what those numbers might be trying to tell us. 

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Middlemore Hospital asks GP help to battle capacity issues

Posted by Communication Team on 18 April 2016 | | Middlemore Hospital is so overrun with patients, it's established a hotline so GPs can call before referring people.

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First public private partnership unit dialysis treatment opens in South Auckland

Posted by Communications Team on 18 April 2016 |

TVNZ One News | The first public-private partnership unit for dialysis treatment opened in Mangere for Counties Manukau Health patients. This comes as demand for dialysis for kidney disease outstrips supply as obesity and diabetes rates soar.

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Counties Manukau Health funds skin cancer research

Posted by Communications Team on 14 April 2016 | | Research into wound infections after skin cancer surgery has received a shot in the arm from Counties Manukau Health.

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Is starting a conversation about death and dying a kind thing to do?

Posted by CEO Blog on 12 April 2016 |

Saturday (16 April) is Conversations that Count Day – a national initiative led by a co-operative of hundreds of people across New Zealand’s health system that is encouraging us to have a ‘Conversation that Counts’. That is, talk to those we care about and with those who will care for us as the end approaches about what we would want for ourselves.

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15% increase in Counties Manukau patient receiving specialist assessments

Posted by Communications Team on 31 March 2016 |

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says latest figures show a record number of Counties Manukau DHB patients received a medical or surgical First Specialist Assessment (FSA) last year. 

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Your family want you home happy and safe at the end of the day

Posted by CEO Blog on 30 March 2016 |

ACC and WorkSafe New Zealand recently launched a series of television advertisements centred on health and safety in the work place. The campaign called ‘Home Time’ is designed to raise awareness about health and safety, and challenge Kiwis to make our workplaces safer and healthier for everyone. The advertisement showed workers returning home healthy and safe at the end of the day. It is a powerful message. As an organisation with over 6000 staff, CM Health takes health and safety very seriously and while safety is everyone’s business, there is a core team from Occupational Health and Safety who come to work each day to help people stay safe and well.

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Auckland DHBs disappointed to receive strike threat

Posted by Communications Team on 29 March 2016 |

Media release - The three Auckland DHBs are disappointed to have received the first of the PSA’s threatened strike notices today for around 3,000 allied, public health and technical staff covered by bargaining for a collective agreement.

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