Nelson Marlborough Health News and Notices

Celebrating the start of life-saving screening

After more than a year in the planning, Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) has launched the National Bowel Screening Programme in the region.

Over the next two years approximately 30,000 people aged 60 – 74 will be invited to participate in the programme, with the first invitation letters sent on 14 August.


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Progressing the move to an all-ages specialist after-hours mental health urgent response team

Ministry of Health Mental Health Advisor Dr John Crawshaw has reviewed and approved Nelson Marlborough Health’s (NMH) decision to establish an all-ages specialist after-hours mental health team.

 


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Share your story about breastfeeding as a Maori or Pasifika woman

You are invited to share your story about breastfeeding as a Maori or Pasifika woman.


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Celebrate breastfeeding

New Zealanders celebrate, support and promote breastfeeding by joining in the global ‘Big Latch On’ event on Friday 3 August.


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Board and committee meetings

Members of the public are welcome to attend the Community and Public Health Advisory Committee /Disability Support Advisory Committee and NMDHB Board Meeting on Tuesday 24 June 2018.


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Increase of campylobacteriosis cases in Nelson Marlborough

There has been an increase in campylobacteriosis case notifications in the last four weeks in the Nelson Marlborough region.


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Nelson Marlborough Health to reduce services during workers' strike

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is preparing to close most elective services provided at Nelson and Wairau hospitals on 12 July  2018 due to a nationwide strike by NZNO nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants.


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Leadership award recognises commitment to children and families

Occupational therapist Emma Williams has received a Health Quality & Safety Commission Open for Leadership award for numerous projects she has  has been involved in.


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Services as usual

Surgical and outpatient services will continue as planned this week after the strike planned for Thursday 5 July was called off. However, contingency planning will continue for potential strike action on Thursday 12 July from 7am (ending 7am 13 July).


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This week's nurses' strike averted

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation and the country’s District Health Boards last week agreed a revised offer that will be taken to NZNO nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants this week.

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