Nelson Marlborough Health News and Notices

Whooping cough: School children at risk if not immunised

Dr Stephen Bridgman, Clinical Director Public Health with the Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service, urges parents to check their children’s immunisation status as they return to school and group activities.

“We are still managing a pertussis outbreak in the region, and while the number of notified cases has decreased from its peak of around 50 a week before Christmas to 10-20 cases a week currently, it is possible that cases might increase again with the start of the school year,” Dr Bridgman says.


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Our People, Our Stories

Our People, Our Stories’ chronicles some of the ways Nelson Marlborough Health works to improve the services we offer the community.


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Nelson Marlborough District Health Board Meeting

Members of the public are welcome to attend the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board Meeting on Tuesday 23 January 2018.


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Gastroenteritis outbreak easing in Marlborough

Update 15 January: While there are still five patients at Wairau Hospital in isolation with community acquired gastroenteritis, the outbreak appears to be tailing off.

 


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Are you ready to get through?

Experts say the Alpine Fault rupture will be the largest natural disaster in New Zealand’s modern history. How prepared are you?


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Mumps in the region: Backpackers asked to check immunisation status

A case of suspected mumps has been notified to the Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service.

People who stayed at the Blue Moon Lodge, Havelock, on 25 or 26 December, or the Inlet Backpackers, Collingwood, on 27 December, may have been exposed to mumps.


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Holiday healthcare options

Make sure you choose the most appropriate healthcare option over the holiday season.


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Whooping cough outbreak: Babies and infants most at risk if not immunised

Dr Andrew Lindsay, Medical Officer of Health with the Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service, urges parents and caregivers of young children, pregnant women and every person who has close contact with young children or pregnant women to check their whooping cough (pertussis) vaccination status and get vaccinated as soon as possible before heading off for holiday travel and family events.


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Getting up and dressed is best

Getting up and dressed is best!  #endPjParalysis


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Putting paper in the past

Rooms and corridors stacked with boxes of paper medical records will become a thing of the past, as will the immeasurable hours spent filing, managing and retrieving paper records.

The launch of the new digital scanning bureau in the medical records department marks a huge leap forward for the NMH 'paper-lite' programme.


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