The Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service has confirmed a case of measles that is connected to the current Auckland outbreak.
Until this point, the Nelson Marlborough region was one of only four DHB region to hold on to its measles-free status during the current outbreak. The last case of measles in Marlborough was in November 2018 and the last case in Nelson in April 2018.
More isn’t always better when it comes to healthcare.
Voting for the 2019 local body elections concluded on Saturday 12 October 2019.
Five current members were re-elected and two new members were elected. The remaining four members will be appointed by the Ministry of Health.
Members of the public are welcome to attend the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board meeting on Tuesday 22 October 2019.
A tobacco retailer in the Marlborough area was caught selling cigarettes to a 16-year-old volunteer in a tobacco controlled purchase operation which was undertaken by the Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service (PHS) this week.
19 retailers in the Marlborough region were visited by the volunteer on Wednesday with the volunteer attempting to buy cigarettes from retail premises under the supervision of PHS employees.
Industrial action will affect the provision of radiology services (X-ray, CT & MRI) in Nelson and Wairau Hospitals. Ultrasound services are unaffected.
District health boards have been made aware of an unauthorised intrusion to the digital information systems of Tū Ora Compass Health in August 2019.
Compass Health is a primary health organisation (PHO) that provides a wide range of primary care services through 60 general practice teams and a number of other healthcare providers throughout the Wellington, Porirua, Kapiti and Wairarapa regions.
Nelson Marlborough Health information systems are not affected.
As Nelson Marlborough continues to hold onto its measles-free status – one of only four DHB areas in this position – the region’s primary health organisations are urging people to phone their GP practice or Healthline first before bringing measles symptoms into a clinic waiting room.
New categories mean more options for project entries in the 2020 Health Innovation Awards .
Members of the public are welcome to attend the following meetings to be held: