Nelson Marlborough Health News and Notices

Resident Medical Officers strike action

Our hospitals are preparing for a strike by Resident Medical Officers (RMOs) who are covered by the New Zealand Resident Doctors’ Association (NZRDA) collective employment agreement.


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New Hospital Palliative Care Service in place

A new hospital palliative care service means patients with a serious illness will now receive more support from palliative care specialists.


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Retailer sold cigarettes illegally to minor in Tasman

A tobacco retailer in the Tasman area has sold cigarettes to a 15-year-old volunteer in a tobacco controlled purchase operation which was undertaken by the Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service (PHS) this week.


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Strike notice received: 29 April - 4 May

The New Zealand Resident Doctors' Association (NZRDA) has issued a strike notice on behalf of all union members which will involve the full withdrawal of labour for five days from from 8am Monday 29 April to 8am Saturday 4 May 2019.


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Brand new buggy blessed

Shuttle Buggy volunteers, donors and sponsors gathered recently for an official blessing of a new buggy at Nelson Hospital.

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Kia Korero: Let's talk Advance Care Planning (ACP)

Advance care planning (ACP) is the process of exploring what matters to you and sharing that information with your loved ones and your healthcare team.


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Union withdraws strike action

The New Zealand Resident Doctors Association (NZRDA) has lifted the notice for the planned strike action before Easter.


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The measles outbreak: Are your children protected?

Parents in the Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough region are urged to make sure their children are immunised against measles, and to be alert to symptoms of the highly-contagious and harmful disease.


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Nelson Marlborough District Health Board meeting: 26 March 2019

Members of the public are welcome to attend the following meeting to be held on 26 March 2019:

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Caring Clydesdale 'Tyson' to spread joy at Positive Ageing Expo

'Tyson' the big-hearted Clydesdale might be guest of honour but the Positive Ageing Expo will also feature Nelson Marlborough Health stalls promoting Bowel Screening and Advance Care Planning.


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