Nelson Marlborough Health News and Notices

Pop-up COVID-19 testing this Friday – no symptoms required

A pop-up COVID-19 testing station will be available in the Wakatu Square carpark in Nelson from 9am until 4pm on Friday 23 October.

“We would like to test people, whether they have symptoms or not, as part of our ongoing testing strategy to ensure we don’t have COVID-19 in our community,” says Dr Nick Baker, Chief Medical Officer for Nelson Marlborough Health.


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Are you ready for ShakeOut 2020?

Our staff will be taking part in the ShakeOut exercise on Thursday 15 October at 9.30am but this will not affect patient care or appointments.

 


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The little test that is saving lives

Two years after free bowel screening began in 2018, the Nelson Marlborough Health Bowel Screening Programme is clearly starting to have long-term positive effects. The screening programme aims to save lives by finding bowel cancer or pre-cancerous polyps at an early stage before symptoms appear.


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Keeping Nelson Marlborough COVID-free

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.


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Good food for a good mood

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.


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Nelson Marlborough Health District Board Meeting 22 September 2020

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.


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Vote early if you think you'll be in hospital on 17 October

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.

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APEX Industrial action : WITHDRAWN

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.


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NMH COVID-19 update

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. 

Go to the main NMH webpage for information about:

  • 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

 


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Nelson Marlborough Health District Board Meeting 25 August 2020

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.


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