Here are the latest media releases from Nelson Marlborough Health.

To contact the Nelson Marlborough Health communications team email [email protected], phone (03) 546 1824 or 027 446 6799

2 March Treat Omicron with respect – not fear – and do all you can to flatten the curve
1 March Nelson Hospital activates COVID-19 Ward
28 February Registering rapid test results key step on digital health pathway
18 February Case numbers on the rise across Nelson Marlborough
17 February Undetected transmission in the Nelson community
16 February Testing remains the back-bone of the Phase Two approach
15 February Exposure events in Nelson mark shift to Phase Two
11 February COVID-19 detected in wastewater in Blenheim
10 February No new cases, public urged to keep up the good work
8 February  Tāhunanui case source unconfirmed
4 February Three new cases in Marlborough
3 February No new cases, vaccination centres shift to allow more boosters
1 February Four new cases in Nelson Tasman over the long weekend
28 January No new cases in Nelson Tasman
27 January Two new cases in Nelson Tasman within an existing household
26 January Two new cases in Nelson Tasman
25 January No new cases in Nelson Tasman
24 January  Response to Omicron in Nelson Marlborough
23 January One new case and Omicron confirmed in Nelson Tasman
21 January  COVID-19 cases confirmed in Nelson Tasman
21 December  Hospital COVID-19 changes as we reach 90 per cent
29 November COVID-19 case confirmed in Nelson Tasman
2 September Hospital visitor policy changes during Alert Level 3
31 August Planned care returns under Alert Level 3
22 August Thousands of vaccines available this week
20 August Public health advice for an extended Level 4 lockdown
20 August Vaccination centres relocate to provide more vaccination safely during Alert Level 4
8 July RSV and other viruses: Public health advice and hospital visitor restrictions
26 February Port workers' vaccination a milestone towards protection
20 January Interim Chief Executive appointed
22 December Bay Dreams 2021: preventative plans in place
21 December Holiday season health and wellbeing
30 November Five people hospitalised with Legionnaires’ disease this month
30 October Pop-up asymptomatic COVID-19 testing in Blenheim and Picton next week
21 October Pop-up COVID-19 testing this Friday - no symptoms required
24 September Keeping Nelson Marlborough COVID-free
22 September The little test that is saving lives
12 August Health services and testing update: Alert Level 2
26 May All cases recovered
5 May Urgent dental care available
30 April New COVID-19 case confirmed in Nelson
30 April  Visiting restrictions revised
21 April Health Innovation Award winners announced
13 April Need care? We're still here.
29 March COVID-19 Recent overseas travellers urged to get a free assessment if they develop COVID-19 symptoms
23 March New visitor policy for hospitals
21 March First COVID-19 cases confirmed for the Nelson Marlborough region
19 March Strengthening the Coronavirus response with community-based assessment centres
22 November Legionnaires' disease on the rise
22 October Measles outbreak reaches Marlborough
10 October Retailer sold cigarettes to minor in Marlborough
24 September Think it's measles? Phone first 
6 September A new era for local rugby: Kicking sugar to touch
30 August A call to action: Let's keep measles out of the Top of the South
6 August Kids to help launch 2019 Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal
15 May The 'flu season is hitting hard and fast
18 April Retailer sold cigarettes illegally to minor in Tasman
15 April New Palliative Care service partnership between Nelson Tasman Hospice and NMH
25 March Kia Korero, Let's talk Advance Care Planning
15 March  The measles outbreak: Are your children protected?
12 February  Retailers caught selling cigarettes illegally to minors
 8 January  NMH prepares for NZRDA strike
12 December Your healthcare options during the holiday season
5 December Celebrating Safe Sleep Day: Weaving for future generations
30 November 2018 Health Innovation Awards: Celebrating the people who make our healthcare system more skilled, more compassionate and more equitable
29 November Meningococcal disease: Know the symptoms
19 November 2018 Health Innovation Awards attract record number of entries
18 September Murchison Health Centre to join Nelson Bays Primary Health
18 September Well Child app 2.0 launched
18 August NMH statement relating to 'Serious event review into the care and treatment of Ruby Knox'
17 August Progressing the move to an all-ages specialist after-hours mental health urgent response team
1 August Counting down to the launch of bowel cancer screening
30 Juy Big Latch On -Nelson
10 July Increase of campylobacteriosis cases in Nelson Marlborough
10 July Nelson Marlborough Health to reduce services during workers' strike
4 July Leadership award recognises commitment to children and families
3 July Services as usual (strike averted)
28 June Nelson Marlborough Health to reduce services during workers’ strike
26 May Join the trend – quit smoking for World Smokefree Day
16 May Regional IT system connects health services across the Top of the South
23 April Inquiry into Mental Health and Addictions Public Meetings
11 April Measles outbreak reaches Nelson Tasman region
14 March Mumps in the region
2 March Update: Gastroenteritis outbreak in Nelson
1 March Gastroenteritis outbreak in Nelson: Public health advice
3 February Whooping cough: School children at risk if not immunised
15 January Gastroenteritis outbreak easing in Marlborough
3 January Gastro outbreak in Marlborough: Public health advice
29 December Mumps in the region: Backpackers asked to check immunisation status
18 December After-hours healthcare options
14 December Pertussis update
28 November Urgent Care Centre Opening
27 November Safe Sleep Day 2017
16 November Public health alert: Whooping Cough on the rise in Nelson region
29 September More Maori and Pacific parents choosing to immunise their children
29 September Remember mumps these school holidays
16 August Public health alert: Mumps cases on the rise in Marlborough
8 August New home-support service providers announced
26 July Blenheim cryptosporidium outbreak lingers
29 June Change of provider for Motueka’s primary maternity facility
23 June Public health advice: Cryptosporidium cases in Marlborough
7 June New appointment for Nelson Marlborough Health executive leadership team
16 May Community collaboration improves Marlborough Nelson transport options
15 May Our path to becoming 'Paper-lite'
4 May International Nurses' Day, 12 May: A voice to lead
3 May Celebrating our midwives
31 March CE announcement from Chair Jenny Black
31 January Chris Fleming appointed Chief Executive for Southern DHB
11 January Advice to campers and trampers: How to avoid catching gastro
1 December Protecting children’s teeth: Oral health education partnership launches
15 November Earthquake response 10am
14 November Earthquake response 4pm
14 November Key Public Health Messages
14 November Earthquake response 1pm
14 November Earthquake response 9am
4 October Future Healthcare model shared with Nelson public
29 September Smoke Free Controlled Purchase Operation
16 August Vehicle service for Picton and Marlborough Sounds residents
1 August Local mums celebrate breastfeeding in 'The Big Latch On'
12 July Is your drinking water up to standard?
21 June New Executive Leadership Team appointment
16 June Bringing stroke specialists to bedsides – via video
28 May Third case of measles confirmed in Nelson
25 May Second confirmed case of measles in Nelson
20 May Measles update for Nelson, Marlborough and Tasman regions
16 May Confirmed measles case in Nelson
5 May A tasty start to our 'Tap Into Water' campaign
29 April Patients 'co-design' improvements in radiology service
12 April Statement about the proposed community water fluoridation legislative changes
21 March Let's make 2016 the year of 'water-only schools'
9 March The Well Child Tamariki Ora Book meets the 21st Century
26 February Planting your winter greens? Five simple steps could save your life
25 February Update on clean-up at Wairua Hospital ED and HDU
24 February People urged to save Wairau Hospital ED for emergencies only while flood clean-up underway
23 February Juices and ‘diet’ drinks to go from hospital shelves and meals
16 February Wairau Hospital building refurbishment underway
10 February Tanks dry? Make sure you buy water from a registered supplier
2 February Toy radiology replicas help calm kids
29 January New operating theatre to increase capacity for elective services