Nelson Marlborough Health News and Notices

New appointment for Dr Peter Bramley

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board Chair Jenny Black has announced the resignation of Dr Peter Bramley from his role as Nelson Marlborough Health Chief Executive.

"Peter spent eight weeks at Canterbury DHB recently in an interim acting CE role. He has now been appointed Chief Executive of Canterbury and West Coast DHBs.

"The Board congratulate Peter on this appointment, and wish him every success with the challenges that lie ahead," Jenny says.

The Board will make decisions about future leadership of Nelson Marlborough Health in the New Year. Peter will start to transition into his new role in February 2021.


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Our COVID-19 summer resurgence plan

The health system is prepared for a resurgence of COVID-19 during the summer. People and resources are on call. Our supply chains are stocked. 

A resurgence of community cases is a worst-case scenario but if a positive case is found in the community we will work fast to assess the situation and provide advice as quickly as possible to people. 

Read the full article to find out how you can play your part to make this summer unstoppable.


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Bay Dreams: Health services onsite and prepared

There will be on-site medical services again at the 2021 Bay Dreams music festival being held in Nelson on 5 January at Rutherford Park.

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Pestell's ham recall: stores where affected products are sold

New Zealand Food Safety is advising the public to return Pestell's Rai Bacon Company Ltd ham products distributed to selected supermarkets and other retailers nationwide, as they may contain Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.


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Five people hospitalised with Legionnaires’ disease in November

Gardeners are being warned to protect themselves against Legionnaire’s disease after five people were hospitalised with the disease in November alone.


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National Safe Sleep Day | Te Rā Mokopuna

National Safe Sleep Day | Te Rā Mokopuna on 4 December is all about promoting safe sleep for babies, so that every sleep is a safe sleep.


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Nelson Marlborough Health District Board Meeting 24 November 2020

Members of the public are welcome to attend the following Nelson Marlborough District Health Board meeting to be held Tuesday 24 November 2020 at 12.30pm, Seminar Centre Room 1, Braemar Campus Nelson Hospital.


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Nelson Hospital Chaplaincy: Information evening

The Nelson Hospital chaplaincy team are holding an information evening about chaplaincy training (beginning February 2021).


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Pop-up asymptomatic COVID-19 testing in Blenheim and Picton next week

Pop-up asymptomatic COVID-19 testing stations will be available in Picton and Blenheim next week at:

  • Picton i-Site 12.30pm to 2.30pm – Tuesday 3 November
  • Blenheim i-Site 9.00am to 12.30pm - Thursday 5 November

The locations have been chosen for their proximity to workers in the hospitality, tourism, transport retail and service sectors. Members of the public and visitors to the region are also welcome to get tested.


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Privacy Week: Privacy is precious

The focus of Privacy week (2-6 Nov) is on the new Privacy Act 2020 which comes in to force on 1 December.
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