Viewing entries posted in 2015

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Making mental health a priority

Posted by Geraint Martin on 14 October 2015 |

There needs to be compassion and humanity – professionals need to think about the impact of their words and actions." Mental Health Service user

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Barbara Broome experiences APAC Forum

Posted by Barbara Broome on 14 October 2015 |

As a member of both Counties Manukau Health PWCC Consumer Council and the Ministry of Health’s Long-Term Condition Panels, APAC Forum 2015 was an inspirational conference for me.

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Sharing our kaupapa

Posted by Briar Milligan on 14 October 2015 |

Whirinaki Child, Family and Youth Mental Health open APAC Forum

Every Monday to Friday, you will find the clinicians of Whirinaki Child, Family and Youth Mental Health celebrating a new day by participating in waiata and karakia. For many Whirinaki clinicians/team members, like myself, this can be the highlight of the day, as it allows each of us to connect with each-other and share our wishes and prayers for the day.

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Building strong foundations – improving early childhood outcomes

Posted by Geraint Martin on 7 October 2015 |

"Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world" Nelson Mandela

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Health board launches its new values

Posted by Communications Team on 29 September 2015 | - Counties Manukau Health has launched its refreshed values and strategic plan with the help of the community. More than 2000 people shared their ideas on how staff can consistently be at their best to formulate the plan called 'Healthy Together'.

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Excellent is not resting on your laurels

Posted by Geraint Martin on 24 September 2015 |

CM Health launched its refreshed strategy and values this month, and over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing stories from staff who live these values (Kind, Valuing everyone, Together and Excellent) in their day to day jobs.

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Bright spots

Bright Spots; inspiring ideas, transforming lives

Posted by Geraint Martin on 22 September 2015 |

Last month I met some amazing people at the first TEDx Manukau. Hosted by Ko Awatea, 10 ‘Bright spots’ – everyday people, shared how they help people across South Auckland and beyond to live well – with dignity and meaning and to build a sense of community.

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Being kind ……it’s as simple as a smile or a squeeze of a hand

Posted by Geraint Martin on 18 September 2015 |

Last week we launched our new strategy and values, and over the next few weeks I’ll be bringing you stories from everyday people, who live our values in their day-to-day jobs.

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Clinic offers faster skin cancer treatment

Posted by Communications Team on 17 September 2015 |

Skin cancer patients will no longer have to wait months for treatment.  The plastic surgery department at Middlemore Hospital will start treating patients in its new "See and Treat" clinic at the beginning of November. 

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Let's talk about cervical screening

Posted by Communications Team on 14 September 2015 |

Vera Wipani had a close call with cancer.  Now she's on a mission to spread the word about getting checked.

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