Nelson Marlborough Health News & Notices

Warning about fake job offers

There is a current phishing scam where NZ and international healthcare professionals are being emailed fake application forms and job offers, purportedly from ‘Nelson Marlborough Health Care’.

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Public health alert: Whooping cough on the rise in Nelson region

Five confirmed cases and a further 18 suspected cases of whooping cough (pertussis) have been notified recently to the Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service (PHS).


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Patient Safety week (5-11 November)

Patient Safety week, from 5 to 11 November, is all about Medication Safety.


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Snap-a-brusher and win

If you Snap-a-brusher you could win a prize...and you will be helping your child's tooth brushing.


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Switch to Water

It's National Oral Health Day on 3 November and we want you to Switch to Water.


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Student leaders say they're sweet enough

The first supermarket in the Nelson Marlborough region has agreed to restrict sales of high-sugar and artificially-sweetened drinks to school children from 7am-3pm.

It marks the start of a 'healthy sales' initiative under the Sweet Enough Water Only programme where Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service (PHS) staff help schools and sports organisations to adopt water-only (and plain milk) guidelines.


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Love your bones

It's invisible, and it's dangerous and osteoporosis only reveals itself when a bone breaks .


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Health News - November

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


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Simple health check changes a life

In the September issue of the Nelson Marlborough Health Connections staff magazine, medical secretary Sue Kysow talks about how a simple health check changed her life.


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More Maori and Pacific parents choosing to immunise their children

Maori and Pacific parents in the Nelson Marlborough region are choosing to vaccinate their children in greater numbers.


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