Nelson Marlborough Health News and Notices

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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Health services and testing update: Alert Level 2

Information about Alert Level 2 for Nelson Marlborough communities including, where to get tested during Alert Level 2, health and disability services at Alert Level 2, information for hospital visitors and support people during Alert Level 2, and public health advice.


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Nikau House decision: Services to stay and grow

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) has released its decision document at the conclusion of consultation about proposed changes to Nikau House services.

Nikau House provides community mental health services in central Nelson. Consultation about proposed changes to the service began on 5 June, prompting a strong response from tangata whaiora (clients), their whānau and supporters in particular.

Jane Kinsey, GM Mental Health, Addictions & Disability Support Services, says that the consultation gave an opportunity for people to voice their opinion and suggestions and this helped inform the decisions.

The decisions are outlined in a decision document that is available in the full news story (click through to read this).


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Meat Free Mondays at hospital cafes

Following a successful trial last year Nelson and Wairau Hospital cafés have introduced Meat Free Mondays and phased out processed meats, such as ham and bacon.


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When to request a COVID-19 test

If you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, such as cold or flu symptoms, contact Healthline (0800 358 5453) or your doctor to find out if you need a test.

If you are offered a test for COVID-19, please take it. It will help us ensure we don’t have community transmission, and help keep your friends, family and whānau safe.

A COVID-19 test is free of charge.

The symptoms for COVID-19 are:

  • a fever (high temperature)
  • a cough
  • shortness of breath or trouble breathing
  • a sore throat
  • sneezing and a runny or dripping nose
  • a temporary loss of sense of smell

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Nelson Marlborough District Health Board meeting 28 July 2020

Members of the public are welcome to attend the following Nelson Marlborough District Health Board meeting to be held:

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Why water is the ultimate sports drink

As the official health partner with the Tasman Mako, Nelson Marlborough Health wishes all players and coaches a great rugby season. To help you stay top of your game, for all sports, Mako players and local tamariki have made a fun little video about why water is the ultimate sports drink.

With JAB and age-grade rugby season starting in two weeks, make your team a water-only team. Ditch the sugary drinks and fill your own water bottle from the tap. Add some ice or a slice of lemon if you like, and fuel your body like the pros.


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Nelson Marlborough District Health Board meeting 23 June 2020

Members of the public are welcome to attend the following Nelson Marlborough District Health Board meeting to be held:

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Visiting hours under Level 1

With a move to Alert Level 1 visiting hours at all NMH facilities will revert to the pre-COVID-19 visiting times


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All COVID-19 cases recovered in the Nelson Marlborough region

Nelson Marlborough residents can celebrate their contribution towards preventing sustained community transmission of COVID-19 in the region, with the last active case discharged from isolation on 21 May.

Nelson Marlborough Health Director of Public Health Dr Stephen Bridgman says that without the co-operation of people in our region this achievement would not have been possible.

The last close contacts (of confirmed cases) being monitored by the Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service were discharged from isolation on 16 May by Dr Bridgman, followed by the last recovered case the next week in Marlborough.


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