The Auckland region is currently experiencing high volumes of Emergency Department presentations which are impacting on waiting times. Clinical Director of Middlemore Hospital’s Emergency Department, Vanessa Thornton, is urging the community to come to the ED only for emergencies, including injuries which threaten life or limb.
CM Health is urging everyone to take a few extra measures to keep safe this summer and help out our busy hospital. Dr Pete Watson, Counties Manukau Health’s Chief Medical Officer, says many of the accidents and injuries usually treated at this time of year are avoidable.
Media Release 1 December 2020 – Minister of Health |The Government will pass time limited legislation to give legal certainty to drug checking services, so they can carry out their work to keep New Zealanders safer this summer at festivals without fear of prosecution, Health Minister Andrew Little says.
Media Release 17 November 2020 - Health Quality and Safety Commission | Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield is among those thanking health care workers for their compassion and commitment during the recent crises in the health and disability sector, including the COVID-19 lockdown and ongoing response.
Media Release 16 August 2020| From Monday 17 August, the three Auckland metropolitan district health boards (DHBs) will postpone some face-to-face planned care appointments or move to virtual appointments where it is appropriate to do so. This includes some scheduled community appointments, outpatient clinics and elective surgeries.
Media Release 16 August 2020|More than 45,000 tests were completed in metropolitan Auckland between the time a new community case of COVID-19 was reported on Wednesday 12 August and 4pm on Sunday 16 August.
Media Release 14 August 2020|Auckland health authorities have released a list of designated practices, further increasing public options for COVID-19 testing. The 43 designated practices are general practices where members of the public can make an appointment for a free COVID-19 test without needing to be enrolled.
Media Update 13 August 2020|Wednesday 12 August was a record day for testing in Auckland with more than 7,800 tests now registered by the city’s laboratories. This number continues to increase as the laboratories register and process the swabs taken yesterday.