Viewing entries posted in 2015

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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Manukau man's hard work pays off

Posted by Communications Team on 18 December 2015 | - George Waiki Jr Cook classes himself as a medical 'middleman'.

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CM Health Quality Accounts

Posted by Communications Team on 17 December 2015 |

Each year, all DHBs produce a set of “Quality Accounts” which showcase our on-going commitment to quality and safety, particularly with regards to our performance against National Health Targets, quality standards, patient safety priorities, service improvements and integration initiatives.  

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A Christmas Miracle

Posted by CEO Blog on 16 December 2015 |

My final blog this year is about a 15-year old boy called Pae, who was admitted to Middlemore Hospital with two life threatening conditions. Thanks to his supportive family and incredible teamwork by the staff looking after him, Pae defied all odds and continues to grow stronger every day. Pauline Owens, Stroke Nurse Specialist shares Pae’s story.

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New Zealand’s first stop smoking campaign using Snap Chat

Posted by Communications Team on 15 December 2015 |

Snapped Out is an interactive stop smoking campaign that asks people to stop, think and create artwork about the impact of smoking in their community. Focussed on youth in South Auckland, the campaign is based on a Snapchat and Facebook platform that encourages followers to stop smoking by creating digital artwork using Snapchat tools. 

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Army of volunteers needed for Fun Fest

Posted by Communications Team on 11 December 2015 | - A venue change for a free annual festival for kids has organisers worried numbers might fall.

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Out and about: Kidz First Christmas party

Posted by Communications Team on 11 December 2015 | - Nearly 200 children under the care of the community team at Kidz First Children's Hospital travelled to SkyCity for their annual Christmas Party. Middlemore Foundation spokesman David Kemeys says without the generosity of SkyCity in hosting and catering the party, and of Toy Planet, which provides all the gifts, the party would be impossible. "Then there's the sports stars, the Blues, Mystics, Warriors and Breakers, who give us their time, and a pretty decent army of volunteers too." Read more

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Launch of AMBER Care Bundle

Posted by Janet Haley on 11 December 2015 |

Counties Manukau has the fastest growing older population in New Zealand, with approximately 2,500 deaths per year.  Of that number 1000 people die in Hospital.  What’s interesting is that 67% would prefer to die in their own home.  The reality is only 18% get that opportunity.

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Countdown appeals helps burn unit

Posted by Communications Team on 9 December 2015 | - Young burn victims are getting closer to having the latest laser treatment available after a massive $160,000 donation from the Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal.

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I may be the CEO but ultimately I work for you

Posted by CEO Blog on 9 December 2015 |

Each month I look forward to 'welcome day', where I get to meet and welcome new staff to our organisation. One of the things I like to talk about is relationships. CM Health is a fantastic organisation and we are on a great journey of positive change and improvement. However to make change happen you need to have a relationship with someone.   It’s hard to have a relationship with someone you don’t’ know and although I would love to personally meet everyone who works here, with over 6,500 staff it’s a big challenge. But there are ways I can establish a virtual relationship, which is why our blogs (CEO, Team Counties and Ko Awatea) and social media channels are so important, not only to share information but to stimulate conversation.

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