Nelson Marlborough Health News and Notices

Disability Support Services: helping people to live the best possible life.

The December issue of Nelson Marlborough Health quarterly staff magazine,  Connections includes a special feature on some of the Disability Support Service (DSS) staff who support people with intellectual and physical disabilities in over 50 homes across the district.


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New measles case confirmed in South Island

Nelson Marlborough Health, Canterbury and Southern DHB are alerting the general public that they may have been exposed to measles.

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A little bit of distraction goes a long way

A generous donation has helped reduce the stress to parents, and children, when kids need to have an echocardiogram.


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Stressbusters: Supporting Colombian former refugees to manage anxiety and build resilience.

Since 2017 more than 200 Colombians have resettled in Nelson from exile in Ecuador.

To help former refugees to manage anxiety and build resilience the Stressbusters programme was developed.


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Children's artwork helps reduce fear of Emergency Department

It’s hoped artwork by children from Auckland Point School will help reduce the fear of a visit to the Emergency Department (ED) at Nelson Hospital.

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Preventative planning in place for Bay Dreams 2020

On-site medical services will again be provided at the 2020 Bay Dreams music festival being held in Nelson on 4 January at Trafalgar Park.


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Pēpi comes first for Naomi, smoke-free and loving it

A young woman’s strength to quit smoking for the sake of her unborn baby has been celebrated with a special gift and acknowledgment.

Naomi Te Kiri is counting days the days until her daughter is born, focussing on her mahi (work) and staying fit and positive. This has been made easier thanks to Naomi’s outstanding effort to quit smoking, with the guidance of her quit coach Sonia Hepi-Treanor.


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Children decorate our Christmas tree

Many thanks to the children from Health Kids Kindergarten for helping to decorate the Christmas tree at Nelson Hospital.


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Kindness in a quilt

Nelson Hospital’s mortuary trolley will be a softer sight as it’s wheeled through wards now that it’s draped with a quilt.

Handmade in a ‘flutterby’ pattern, the quilt was made by ‘The Undercover Girls’ and donated to Nelson Tasman Hospice palliative care specialist Dr Jodie Battley who, in turn, donated it to Nelson Hospital for this purpose. The quilt has been blessed by Thomas Ngaruhe, Kaiwhakahaere Kaupapa, and will soon be in use.


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Retailer sold cigarettes to minor in Golden Bay

A tobacco retailer in the Golden Bay area has sold cigarettes to a 17-year-old volunteer in a tobacco controlled purchase operation which was undertaken by the Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service (PHS) last week.


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