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World Honorary residency breastfeeding week World breastfeeding week was held again this year as for the past 20 years from August 1-7. The theme for this year was “Understanding the past - Planning the future” and this year also celebrates 10 years of WHO/UNICEF’s Global Strategy for infant and young child feeding. The Global Strategy has identified a clear need for optimal infant feeding practices in reducing malnutrition as well as poverty. It is based on a human rights approach and calls for the development of comprehensive national policies on infant and young child feeding. It provides guidance on how to protect, promote and support exclusive breastfeeding for first six months, and continued breastfeeding for two years or beyond together with adequate, appropriate and indigenous complementary feeding starting from the age of six months. ILCA (International Lactation Consultants Association) believe the strategy serves as their roadmap in developing a framework for action to protect, promote and support breastfeeding, hence their logo for this years World Breastfeeding Week theme, The Road to Lifelong Health Begins with Breastfeeding. The Lactation team at Middlemore chose to use the “Road to Lifelong Health Begins with Breastfeeding” as the theme for display posters in Maternity ward and ALBU. The Big Latch was held on Friday 3 August 2012. There were seven sites that Mothers and babies could attend within the CM Health area, and a total of 101 babies were counted toward the new national record of 1571(up from1564 last year). Lactation Midwife/Nurse Specialists from our team at Middlemore attended at Manurewa and Pukekohe to show our support. Globally there were a total of 626 locations across 23 countries and 8862 breastfeeding children counted for “The Big Latch”. Thanks to all those in CM Health area that are helping mothers and families to make their journey successful. References; http://worldbreastfeedingweek.org/ http://www.womens-health.org.nz ■

Five New Zealanders awarded Honorary Residency of the Cook Islands for outstanding service over many years in the arena of health to the people. Photo taken at the Queens Representatives House: Left to right: Liz Iro (Sec Health), Dr Bob Eason (Physician CM Health ), Dr John Veale, Lady and Sir Frederick Goodwin (Queens Rep), Andrew MacDiarmid (Orthopaedic Surgeon, Tauranga), Dr Mike Webber.

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Long term conditions workshop Date: 28th November 2012 Time: 12.00 – 2.00pm (please bring your lunch) Location: Ko Awatea Lecture Theatre – Middlemore Hospital Long-term conditions account for 70-78% of all morbidity and mortality in New Zealand and consume a similar proportion of all healthcare spending. New models of care are required to move from acute reactive care to planned, proactive care with improved health outcomes and patient experience. Workshop 101: An introduction to Patient SelfManagement This is a 2 hour session which introduces some key concepts and resources for improving chronic care. These include self-management support, health literacy and some practical tools for person-centred care planning. This is ideally suited for health professional continuing education sessions for medical, nursing, allied health or interprofessional forums within or across DHBs, PHOs, general practice and community health organisations. Workshop outcomes • Know how patient self-management can improve the management of long-term conditions. • Understand how patient self-management supports integrated care practise models. • Be familiar with Health Navigator’s resources – the website and self-management toolkit.

• Have been introduced to the Long Term Conditions Network –how it connects and informs health professionals and consumers across New Zealand. • Know about the importance of personcentred care in improving adherence and health outcomes. Please RSVP to Yasmien Khan by e-mail (Yasmien.Khan@middlemore.co.nz) by the 14th of November with your name and the organisation you work for. If you have any questions about this workshop please contact Rochelle Bastion via Rochelle.Bastion@middlemore.co.nz Facilitator The facilitator is Dr Janine Bycroft (Clinical Director) MBChB, Dip Obs, Dip Paeds, MPH (Hons), FRNZCGP Janine is the Founder and Clinical Director for Health Navigator NZ. She is also a GP, Flinders Trainer, GP Liaison for Auckland District Health Board, Researcher and Self-Management Clinical Advisor for several DHBs and PHOs. Her areas of interest include self-management support, quality improvement, chronic care, e-health, health literacy and the integration of primary and secondary care. She is the primary care clinical lead for the National Shared Care Plan Programme and a member of the Cardiac Care Strategic Advisory group for the Heart Foundation. ■

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2012 October Connect+  

Counties Manukau Health staff publication

2012 October Connect+  

Counties Manukau Health staff publication