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Monday Pānui 13 February 2023

Kia ora tatou


It’s only mid-February 2023 and already the year has thrown massive challenges to Aotearoa New Zealand, particularly here in Auckland and it’s a challenge to provide primary health care in these circumstances. The team at Auckland PHO are always here to help – call our landline 379 4022 and Komal will put you through to the best person to assist.


A reminder to complete your Practice’s Resilience Tool and if you haven’t yet, update your Business Continuity Plan. If you require help with any of these Emma is at your service – emma@aucklandpho.co.nz


New COVID-19 Funding Patient Information

Please see the email sent today from Komal with the updated and relevant documents attached.

The link below has great resources that you can choose from for Practice Websites, Facebook Pages and for the waiting room.


Cyclone Gabrielle

  • Health services in metro Auckland area are running business-as-usual – people should attend appointments unless they are contacted to advise of a delay.

  • In the event the practice loses power, quarantine vaccines and contact Aaron 021 221578.

  • For any help and assistance please call the Auckland PHO office 379 4022


Cyclone Gabrielle Further support Links;



Increased risk of measles

On Friday 3 February Manatū Hauora and Te Whatu Ora were advised by Australian authorities of a confirmed case of measles on an international flight from Abu Dhabi to Melbourne. New Zealand health authorities were informed of New Zealand based contacts who were on the same flight.

Importation with travellers to NZ and transmission of measles is a significant public health risk, especially in unvaccinated or immunosuppressed people. See Te Whatu Ora – Measles Update for Clinicians

For further information for Auckland please see Healthpathways; measles.


Go well Teams – let’s hope the Cyclone blows itself out by tomorrow.

Ngā mihi


Barbara Stevens |Tumu Whakarae/CEO

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