Nelson Marlborough Health News and Notices

Planting your winter greens?

Nelson Marlborough Health Protection Officers are advising people to take five simple steps when handling potting mix and compost, to avoid contracting potentially-fatal Legionnaires' disease.

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Juices and ‘diet’ drinks to go from hospital shelves and meals

Following the removal of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) in March 2014, Nelson Marlborough Health has strengthened its policy and removed artificially-sweetened beverages (ASBs), sugar-added juices, flavoured waters and pre-packaged ‘smoothie’ drinks.

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Latest health target results a credit to Nelson Marlborough DHB

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the latest health target results are a credit to the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board (NMDHB).


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Toy radiology replicas help calm kids

Having an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) or a CT scan (computed tomography) can be noisy, claustrophobic and a pretty scary experience, especially if you are a child.

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New operating theatre to increase capacity for elective services

Public and private elective services consumers will benefit from a new operating theatre to be added to the Wairau Hospital Theatre Complex.

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