Nelson Marlborough Health News and Notices

Pigeon Valley fires: Public health advice

Public health information for people in the Wakefield, Tasman and Nelson regions affected by the fires.

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MERAS strike notice lifted for NMH


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Retailers caught selling cigarettes illegally to minors

Four tobacco retailers in the Tasman area were caught selling cigarettes to 15-year-old volunteers during a tobacco controlled purchase operation undertaken by the Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service (PHS) in December 2018.


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RDA strike notice lifted for Nelson Hospital

Due to the current state of emergency the NZRDA has agreed to lift the strike notice affecting some of our resident medical officers (RMOs) at Nelson Hospital.

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Nelson Marlborough District Health Board Meeting

Members of the public are welcome to attend the NMDHB Board Meeting on Tuesday 29 January 2019.


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Second strike notice issued from NZRDA

The New Zealand Resident Doctors' Association (NZRDA) has issued a second strike notice on behalf of all union members which will involve the full withdrawal of labour for 48 hours for 8:00am on Tuesday 29 January 2019.


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Nelson Marlborough Health prepares for NZRDA strike

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is preparing contingency plans to minimise disruption to the public during the planned nationwide strike next week by Resident Medical Officers (doctors in training) who are covered by the New Zealand Resident Doctors' Association (NZRDA) collective employment agreement.


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Celebrating Safe Sleep Day: Weaving for future generations

Te Waka Hauora, Nelson Marlborough Health’s Maori Health & Vulnerable Populations team recently held their first Nelson hapū wānanga, a new kaupapa Māori pregnancy, birth and parenting programme.


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2018 Health Innovation Awards: Celebrating the people who make our healthcare system more skilled, more compassionate and more equitable

A project that helps Colombian refugees to settle into Nelson and cope with the change is the overall winner in the 2018 Health Innovation Awards.


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Meningococcal disease: Know the symptoms

People are advised to be alert to the symptoms of meningococcal disease (including meningitis) as an outbreak in Northland continues, alongside an increase in cases in the Nelson/Tasman region this year.

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