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DHBs look to increase Maori and Pacific workforce

Posted by Communications Team on 3 March 2016 |

Three Auckland district health boards and the Health Ministry are digging deep to boost Maori and Pacific representation in the health workforce.

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How to lose your appetite, 90 per cent of your stomach and 80kg

Posted by Communications Team on 15 February 2016 | - Between the gobsmacking "before" and the barely-less gobsmacking "after", Nat How, a 30-year-old truckdriver of Otara, Auckland, lost his appetite and 90% of his stomach capacity. In a 90-minute, $15,000 operation in Manukau's SuperClinic, surgeon Richard Babor stapled and snipped How's stomach down from a 1.5-litre pouch to a thin tube the size and shape of a penlight, which can hold only 150ml. One year on from the operation, How is still learning how to use his re-tuned digestive system.

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Diabetes Plan Launched at Middlemore Hospital

Posted by Communications Team on 21 October 2015 | - A plan to tackle diabetes at home has been launched at Middlemore Hospital.Diabetes is one of New Zealand's biggest health challenges with an estimated 257,000 people currently living with diabetes.Last year the number of people with diabetes grew by nearly 40 people a day. Read more...

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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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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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Hui Kaikookiri Iwi Taketake: Whakatairanga Paeora

Posted by Paul Patton on 26 August 2015 |

Counties Manukau Health and Tumu Whakarae present Indigenous Health Symposium 2015

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Richard’s story: Living with diabetes and taking control

Posted by Geraint Martin on 4 December 2014 |

One of the driving forces behind the work we are doing at CM Health is around supporting and empowering people to better manage their long-term conditions at home. Conditions like diabetes where we have approximately 34000 living with diabetes in South Auckland.

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