|Counties Manukau District Health Board has developed unique ways to deliver health care to its population.
It has a strong focus on working with the community through health promotion and preventative care programmes.
This is having many positive outcomes, including an increase in people visiting their family doctor for early medical help and there has been a significant growth in child immunisation rates.
A community-based programme for adults with chronic diseases, organised in conjunction with GP’s, has helped to improve people’s quality of life and to reduce the need for ongoing hospital treatment.
Counties Manukau District Health Board’s hospital services are strongly integrated with its community-based health care.
Among its facilities are Middlemore Hospital and Kidz First Children’s Hospital. These provide 800 beds and have one of the busiest acute emergency facilities in the Southern Hemisphere.
Community based projects include mobile ear and dental testing services for children and mobile breast screening services. Adult services include coronary care and the stroke unit.
The District Health Board also provides some specialist regional and national health services including the Auckland Spinal Unit, orthopaedics, plastic services and the National Burn Centre.
Counties Manukau District Health Board members.
HOSPITAL ROAD: The north-western entrance to Middlemore Hospital.
MAIN ENTRANCE: The main entrance is by the Edmund Hillary block.