Nelson Marlborough Health News & Notices

Disability Support Services: helping people to live the best possible life.

The December issue of Nelson Marlborough Health quarterly staff magazine,  Connections includes a special feature on some of the Disability Support Service (DSS) staff who support people with intellectual and physical disabilities in over 50 homes across the district.


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A little bit of distraction goes a long way

A generous donation has helped reduce the stress to parents, and children, when kids need to have an echocardiogram.


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Stressbusters: Supporting Colombian former refugees to manage anxiety and build resilience.

Since 2017 more than 200 Colombians have resettled in Nelson from exile in Ecuador.

To help former refugees to manage anxiety and build resilience the Stressbusters programme was developed.


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Children's artwork helps reduce fear of Emergency Department

It’s hoped artwork by children from Auckland Point School will help reduce the fear of a visit to the Emergency Department (ED) at Nelson Hospital.

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Preventative planning in place for Bay Dreams 2020

On-site medical services will again be provided at the 2020 Bay Dreams music festival being held in Nelson on 4 January at Trafalgar Park.


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Children decorate our Christmas tree

Many thanks to the children from Health Kids Kindergarten for helping to decorate the Christmas tree at Nelson Hospital.


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Emergency Mobile Alert testing: Sunday 24 November

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management is doing a nationwide test of the Emergency Mobile Alert system on Sunday 24 November 2019, between 6 - 7 pm. 


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Further industrial action: APEX medical imaging technologists (MITs)

Industrial action will affect the provision of radiology services (X-ray, CT & MRI) in Nelson and Wairau Hospitals. Ultrasound services are unaffected.


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Health Innovation Awards: new categories announced for 2020

New categories mean more options for project entries in the 2020 Health Innovation Awards . 


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Motueka Maternity/Te Whare Whanau awarded for breastfeeding commitment

Congratulations to the team at the Motueka Maternity Unit who have been recognised for their commitment to breastfeeding for over a decade.


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