Crochet ‘Octopals’ provide comfort for premature babies

Latest News, 22 January 2019 | Counties Manukau Health is trialling a new comforter for premature babies. Crochet ‘octopals’ are made using 100 per cent cotton and to a very specific size for safety reasons.

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Multi-drug resistant organism identified at Middlemore Hospital

Media statement 20 December 2018 | A multi-drug resistant organism has recently been found in two patients during their admission to Middlemore Hospital, resulting in the Ministry of Health, in consultation with Counties Manukau Health, declaring certain wards a ‘transmission risk area’ (TRA).

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Counties Manukau Health contacting patients following rare multi-drug resistant organism care

Media release 26 July 2018 | Counties Manukau Health is contacting approximately 200 Haematology Day Stay patients who may have come into contact with a patient who has tested positive for a multi-drug resistant organism.

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Nurse strike will go ahead on Thursday 12 July

Media release 12 July 2018 | District Health Boards are disappointed nurses have rejected the revised offer recommended by their union after facilitation. DHB spokesperson Helen Mason, says DHBs’ primary concern at this point is ensuring the safety of patients and staff.

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