Counties Manukau Bowel Screening Programme community event is coming to Mangere this month

'Oku 'i lalo ha fakamatala faka-Tonga

The free National Bowel Screening Programme launched in July for the first time in Counties Manukau, and the Counties Manukau Bowel Screening team are bringing the programme to the South Auckland community on Saturday 17 November, 10am-12pm, Mangere Town Centre.

Guest speakers include Fepulea’i Margie Apa (Chief Executive Officer, Counties Manukau Health), Hon. Aupito Tofae Su’a William Sio, and Counties Manukau Health Programme clinical lead Dr Alasdair Patrick.

There will also be cultural performances from local Pacific and Kapa Haka groups to entertain the whole family.

The programme will save lives by finding bowel cancer early when it can often be successfully treated.

Invitations are sent to eligible participants aged 60-74 years old. Around the time of their birthday, each will receive an invitation letter, home testing kit and consent form through the mail.

Come talk to the team to learn more about the programme and how you can register to receive a kit.

For more information, visit www.timetoscreen.nz or talk to your family doctor.

The free bowel screening programme is being rolled out nationally and is already available to people living in the Waitemata DHB area. Auckland DHB is expected to start bowel screening in 2019/2020.

1 COMMENT

  1. Ko e Polokalama ki Hono Sivi Fakafonua ‘O e Ngākau’ na’e kamata’i ia ‘i he Counties Manukau ‘i Siulai pea ‘oku mateuteu ‘a e timi Sivi Ngākau ‘a e Counties Manukau’ ke nau omi mo e polokalama’ ni ki he saute ‘o ‘Aokalani’ ‘i he Tokonaki ko hono 17 ‘o Nōvema ‘i he Mangere Town Centre.

    Ko e kau lea ‘e fakaafe’i ki ai ‘oku kau ai ‘a Fepulea’i Margie Apa (Chief Executive Officer, Counties Manukau Health), Hon. Aupito Tofae Su’a William Sio, mo e taki fakakilīniki ‘a e Counties Manukau Health Programme, Dr Alasdair Patrick.

    E ‘i ai mo e ngaahi faka’ali’ali fakaangafakafonua ai mei he kau Pasifiki ‘o e feitu’u’ ni mo e kulupu Kapa Haka ke fakafiefia’i kotoa kinautolu ‘e ‘i ai’.

    Ko e polokalama ko ‘eni te ne haofaki’i ha ngaahi mo’ui ‘aki hano ‘ilo kei taimi ‘a e kanisā ‘i he ngākau’ ‘a ia ‘oku fa’a lava pe ia ‘o faito’o ‘o mo’ui kei taimi.

    Kuo ‘ave ‘a e ngaahi fakaafe kia kinautolu ta’u 60-74 ‘oku ala te nau lava kau. ‘Oku ofi foki ‘a honau ngaahi ‘aho fā’ele’i’, pea ‘e ‘ave ‘enau tohi fakaafe, me’asivi ke ngaue’aki pe ‘i ‘api mo ‘enau foomu ke fakahā ai ‘oku nau loto ke kau ki he polokalama’ ni.

    Ha’u ‘o talanoa mo e timi mo ako lahi ange ki he polokalama mo e founga te ke ala lēsita ai ke ma’u ha’o me’asivi.

    Ki ha fakamatala toe lahi ange vakai ki he halangaope ko eni – http://www.timetoscreen.nz pe ko ho’o talanoa ki ho’o toketā fāmili’.

    ‘Oku ta’etotongi ‘a e polokalama sivi’ ni pea kuo ‘osi lele fakafonua pea kuo ‘osi faingamālie ki he kakai ‘oku nau nofo ‘i he ‘elia Waitemata.

    ‘Oku fakaangaanga ke kamata ‘e he Auckland DHB ‘a e polokalama sivi ngākau’ ni ‘i he 2019 / 2020.

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