As part of efforts to ensure we know we don’t have COVID-19 in our communities, people working in the hospitality, tourism and service sectors are urged to get tested, even if they don’t have symptoms.
Asymptomatic testing is now being offered to restaurant and bar staff, cleaning staff, as well as taxi and bus drivers, airport workers and others who come into contact with people traveling from outside the South Island.
Did you know that improving your food will improve your mood?
Research shows what we eat has a significant impact on our mental health.
Step up the fibre intake and step up your mood.
Members of the public are welcome to attend the following Nelson Marlborough District Health Board meeting to be held: Tuesday 22 September 2020 at 12.30pm, Seminar Centre Room 1, Braemar Campus, Nelson Hospital.
If you’re scheduled to go into hospital prior to election day, it’s best to vote in advance from 3 October if you can.
Following successful mediation the planned strike action by some staff at MedLab South laboratories planned for Monday and Tuesday (21 & 22 Sept) next week has been withdrawn.
Normal laboratory services continue.
There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Nelson Marlborough region.
Health services are open and available at Alert Level 2. Please attend your health appointments if you are well. If you have COVID-19 symptoms, phone the department to discuss your situation before attending your appointment. There are limits on visitor numbers, and visitors are being screening (asked questions) at hospital main entrances.
If you have any health concerns, do not hesitate to seek medical advice. Call your GP or Healthline (0800 358 5453) for advice before going to a clinic or waiting room.
It is free to get tested for COVID-19 from your GP, after-hours GP or at a community-based assessment centre.
- number of tests taken each day in our region
- how and when to get tested
- COVID-19 symptoms
- the NMH Hospital Visitor Policy for Alert Level 2
- the contact tracing process
- supports and helplines
Members of the public are welcome to attend the following Nelson Marlborough District Health Board meeting to be held: Tuesday 25 August 2020 at 12.30pm, Seminar Centre Room 1, Braemar Campus, Nelson Hospital.
Information about Alert Level 2 for Nelson Marlborough communities including, where to get tested during Alert Level 2, health and disability services at Alert Level 2, information for hospital visitors and support people during Alert Level 2, and public health advice.
Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) has released its decision document at the conclusion of consultation about proposed changes to Nikau House services.
Nikau House provides community mental health services in central Nelson. Consultation about proposed changes to the service began on 5 June, prompting a strong response from tangata whaiora (clients), their whānau and supporters in particular.
Jane Kinsey, GM Mental Health, Addictions & Disability Support Services, says that the consultation gave an opportunity for people to voice their opinion and suggestions and this helped inform the decisions.
The decisions are outlined in a decision document that is available in the full news story (click through to read this).
Following a successful trial last year Nelson and Wairau Hospital cafés have introduced Meat Free Mondays and phased out processed meats, such as ham and bacon.