Nelson Marlborough Health News and Notices

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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Remember mumps these school holidays

Dr Andrew Lindsay, Medical Officer of Health with the Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service, has issued a reminder to GPs and other healthcare professionals in the region to be alert to mumps.


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Jumping for a good cause

Our awesome health promoter Miraka Norgate jumped out of a plane at 16,500 feet.  What would it take you to do the same?

 


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Spotlight on Murchison

Medical students get a taste of rural life and the 'alternative' highway impacts on the Health Centre. The spotlight is on Murchison in the Nelson Marlborough Health Connections staff magazine.


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Coastguard Pete wins award

Our Emergency Manager Pete Kara has received an excellence award from the region’s Coastguard unit.


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Inspirational address given over breakfast

'Get it checked' and 'talk to your whanau' are two of the messages former All Black Buck Shelford shared at a recent hui to raise awareness of prostate cancer.


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It's Atrial Fibrillation (AF) week

To celebrate Atrial Fibrillation (AF) week, our cardiology team are offering quick, non-invasive ECG check, blood-pressure check and online questionnaire.


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Strengthening our Top of the South health partnerships


Te Piki Oranga, the kaupapa Māori health services provider in Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka o Maui (Nelson/Tasman/Marlborough) has formally joined the Top of the South Health Alliance (ToSHA) as a partner.


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Our Kaumatua shares his cancer journey

When Nelson Marlborough Health Kaumatua Archdeacon Andy Joseph attended the Nelson Cancer Korero hui, he wasn't to know it would change his life.


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