Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service

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Child immunisation

Immunisation is one of the best ways to protect your child against many serious diseases.
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Oral health

Free dental care is available to children from birth to their 18th birthday.
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Bed wetting

Bed wetting is not considered a problem until a child reaches seven years of age. Find practical advice below.
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Asthma

Did you know that asthma is twice as common in boys as in girls? Find out the early warning signs and how to manage asthma at school.
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Injury prevention

Marlborough Clued-up Kids is an interactive child safety programme delivered by local community agencies.
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Hand hygiene

Keeping your hands clean is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading illnesses.
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Head lice

Head lice (or ‘nits’) are small insects that live on people's scalps and lay their eggs on separate strands of hair.
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Daytime wetting

3-4 per cent of children between 4-12 years of age present with daytime wetting.
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Sweet Enough Water Only programme

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Nelson Marlborough Health is encouraging schools and sport organisations to join the Sweet Enough Water Only programme and adopt water and plain milk only guidelines.

 

Find out more about the initiative here.

B4 school check programme

B4SC800The B4 School Check is a free health and development check for your four year old. It’s the last Well Child Tamariki Ora check and helps give your child the best start at school.

 

Find out more about the programme here.