Toru tekau ngā moenga ka whakatakotoria mo te hunga tūroro ki te hohipera o Middlemore i Tāmaki Makaurau, hei waha i te pikinga o te hunga e whai ratonga āwhina ana.
Anei te wāhi āhuru mōwai hōu mō te tokomaha e māuiui ai i a hine takurua.
“If you've got cold houses you get sicker, it makes you more vulnerable so we see a big spike from Māori Pacific, particularly at this time, and particularly around respiratory illnesses,” i kī atu te Kaiwhakahaere Ratonga a Phillip Balmer.
“We're opening this winter something in the order of 54 beds and so this is 30 of those 54.”
He auaha te takatoranga tūruro e rua tekau mā tahi me te tauira "home ward" hei manaaki i te hunga māuiui i te tira whakaora hauora o ngā tākuta, nēhi me ngā kaimahi e noho nei ki reira.
“If everything is compact and on one ward, you can manage everything here,” i mea atu te Kaiwhakahaere Hauora Tūmatanui, a Fiona Horwood.
“The other members of the team who are involved in the patients care will all be in the same place as well. It will create much stronger team working.”
Kua toru marama te roa o ngā whakahōutanga i te tari whakahaere o mua, tōna kotahi miriona tara te utu, kia manaaki ai i te rahinga o ngā tūroro i te toru ira whitu ōrau.
“Last year we had a terrible time during the winter, we had a challenge in terms of having patients waiting in our ED, and we were determined this year, we've got the beds,” i kōrero atu a Balmer.
Ka ākina ngā tūroro kia mau i ō rātou ake kākahu, atu i ngā kāone o te hōhipera, kākahu moe rānei, kia wawe ai i te pikinga o te ora. Ā tōna wā ka whēnei hoki te tikanga ki ngā takatoranga tūroro kē atu.
“What it encourages is not just getting dressed in their own and getting that sense of normalcy, and also encouraging them to mobilise,” i mea atu a Nēhi Matua a Emmanuel Pelayo, “so when you feel like you're being normal and you get back to doing normal things.”
Ka tūwhera ngā tatau hei te Rāhina e tū mai nei mō ngā marama e whā anake me ngā kaimahi e whā tekau mā waru.