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Local Clinical Nurse Specialist celebrates 30 years of service at Nelson Hospital

A Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora Nelson Marlborough Infection Prevention Clinical Nurse Specialist will celebrate her 30-year work anniversary this May.

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Marlborough Urgent Care Centre returns to 8 to 8 on Monday 20 February 2023

Marlborough Urgent Care Centre's General Manger Lawrence Laus shares why three hours makes all the difference to ED, GPs and the community.


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Medical Officer of Health Dr Rachel Eyre: “We’ve all worked hard and want to unwind, let’s do so knowing that we are keeping ourselves and everyone else around us safe”

As COVID-19 case numbers climb again and are anticipated to peak over the festive period, it is important to be prepared and know how to keep safe while on holiday...

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Nelson Marlborough Smokefree team recognised as 'outstanding' in the area of youth vaping

This past November the Nelson Marlborough Smokefree team participated in an education day focused on Youth & Vaping.

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TrendCare turns ED nurses’ hard work into data for change

Nurses in Nelson and Wairau Hospitals’ Emergency Department are enthusiastic about TrendCare’s arrival in ED and the potential the programme holds to paint a picture of how many hours of care a patient needs compared to the time and workforce available. 


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Planned care programme will make lasting differences to health service delivery

Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand’s chief executive Margie Apa says the report from the Planned Care Taskforce, released today, represents long term and lasting differences to the way...

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'COVID-19 Cruise Ship Exercise' provides inter-agency problem-solving practice

The Nelson Marlborough Health Protection team led forty-one attendees from fifteen different organisations in a COVID-19 Cruise Ship Exercise with the aim of strengthening lines of communication and preparing for a busy cruise season. 


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Health Care Assistant Apprenticeships prove an appealing path into healthcare at Motueka Career Fair

Learn about Health Care Assistant apprentices: on-the-job training for a career in health that can lead to higher-level roles in nursing, midwifery, and social work.


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Retailers thanked for helping protect young people from harm

Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand Nelson Marlborough Health Protection Operations Manager Sonya Briggs says a Controlled Purchase Operation was conducted in the Richmond/Hope/Appleby area recently – and all retailers passed the test.


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Te Whare Tapa Whā comes to life in a new collaborative artwork by community mental health

The story of a collaboration between a community mental health group, a local artist, and the support that made their Te Whare Tapa Whā mural possible. 


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