Nelson Marlborough Health News and Notices

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board Meeting

Members of the public are welcome to attend the NMDHB Board Meeting on Tuesday 23 October 2018.


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Replacing paper a plus for patient safety

The days of paper charts at the end of a hospital bed are numbered, with the introduction of the Patientrack e-observation system to Wairau Hospital’s Inpatient ward this week.

E-observation is the use of a computer (typically an iPad) to record patient vital signs and other clinical data at the bedside.


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Murchison Health Centre to join Nelson Bays Primary Health

Murchison Health Centre is joining Nelson Bays Primary Health, the primary health organisation (PHO) that organises and delivers primary and community health services across the Nelson and Tasman district.

Murchison Health Centre patients will be asked to sign a new enrolment form and, under the new arrangement, some may notice beneficial changes such as reduced fees and easier access to appointments.  


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Nelson Marlborough District Health Board Meeting

Members of the public are welcome to attend the NMDHB Board Meeting on Tuesday 25 September 2018.


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A simple step towards greater patient safety

Hospital clinicians and primary care GPs now have one-click access to some of their patients’ mental health or addictions records, replacing the ‘break the glass’ system where records had to be requested.

Records from 2016 are now available via the Health Connect South and HealthOne systems, with the same confidentiality protections and auditing steps in place.


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'When bad things happen to good boys' book launch

When bad things happen to good boys, a true account of sexual abuse suffered by a group of boys published by Nelson Male Survivors group, will be launched on Tuesday 25 September.


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Improving communication after a stroke

Speech-language therapy week of action helps connect people with aphasia.


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September issue of Health News is out now.

The September edition of Health News is available to read in local community papers.

The Marlborough Community Health Hub expands; top 5 tips to help your baby thrive; pregnancy and parenting.


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More care closer to home

More healthcare services are now available at the Marlborough Community Health Hub, with the near-completion of its expansion this month.

NMH Chief Executive Peter Bramley says that the expansion allows for better integration of services.

“Our community health hubs in Blenheim and Nelson typify the community-facing service model we want more of, and that our communities are asking for,” Peter says.


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NMDHB and Committee Meetings

Members of the public are welcome to attend the Hospital Advisory Committee and NMDHB Board Meeting on Tuesday 28 August 2018.


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