Nelson Marlborough Health

Our people, our stories

These patient stories and healthcare initiatives provide a snapshot of some of the great work undertaken within Nelson Marlborough Health.

Ending PJ Paralysis for patients

Patients get out of PJs and into their own clothes.
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Keeping track of patients’ travel

Changes improve communication and continuity for patient travel arrangements.
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Guardrails’ safety upgrade for IV pumps

IV pump safety net reduces medication errors.
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What do you get when you cross a vegetable with education?

You get ‘vege-cation’ – a programme using gardening to start important conversations.
Read about vege-cation

Stemi care: Improving heart attack care

The STEMI treatment pathway developed by St John and Nelson Marlborough Health is now nationwide.
Read about the pathway

Maori Cancer Pathway Project

Cancer pathway aims to improve cancer outcomes for Maori.
Read about Andy's life-saving story

Quality and safety markers

Falls prevention

This measures our rate of assessing older patients’ risk of falling.



Hand hygiene

Good hand hygiene prevents healthcare-related infections. This measures compliance with five hand cleansing moments: before patient contact; before a procedure; after a procedure; after patient contact; and after contact with patient surroundings.