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Upper Hutt Leader : July 20th 2011
16 UPPER HUTT LEADER, JULY 20, 2011 Hutt Valley Health Highlights July 2011 Our next 12 months Our two main annual planning documents have been signed of by the Minister of Health. The Annual Plan sets out the main things we will focus on for the next 12 months to ensure we meet the health needs of our community. The Central Region's Regional Services Plan describes how we will work with our neighbouring six DHBs to improve health services in the lower North Island. Copies of these plans along with our other key planning documents are available on our website. ........................................................ Board meetings Hospital Advisory Commitee 3.00pm Friday 22 July 2011 Hut Valley DHB Boardroom Board Meetng 1.00pm Friday 5 August 2011 Capital & Coast DHB Boardroom Community & Public Health Advisory Commitee 9.00am Monday 22 August 2011 Capital & Coast DHB Boardroom Disability Support Advisory Commitee 1.00pm Monday 19 September 2011 Hut Valley DHB Boardroom ........................................................ GP information General practces taking on new patents with no waitng list: • Gain Health Centre •H u t City Health Centre • Silverstream Health Centre • Upper Hut Health Centre General practces taking on new patents but have a waitng list: • Epuni Medical Centre • Manuka Health Centre •P e t o n e M e d i c a l C e n t r e • Waiwhetu Medical Centre • Whai Oranga O te Iwi Health Centre General practces taking on new patents within their immediate community: • Pomare Union Health Centre • Stokes Valley Medical Centre • Taita Medical Centre General practces taking on new patents between 10 -- 24 years old: •H u t Valley Youth Health Centre ' 566 6999 8 www.hutvalleydhb.org.nz Healthy People Healthy Communities Healthy Families Virginia Hope Wayne Guppy Katy Austn David Basset Debbie Chin Peter Douglas Peter Glensor Keith Hindle Ken Laban David Ogden Iris Pahau John Terris Healthy start to school A free B4 School Check is available for your child to ensure they are healthy and can learn well at school. The B4 School Check is a natonwide programme ofering a free health and development check for four year olds. The check usually takes about 45--60 minutes and includes a check of your child's hearing, eyesight, teeth and gums, height, weight, behaviour and development. In the Hut Valley 80% of our four year olds have had a B4 School Check, however there are over 400 children who have not been checked before they started school. Make sure your child gets a healthy start to school, phone 460 4670 to arrange a B4 School Check. Don't take measles on holiday With people travelling around the country for the school holidays, it's important to be aware that there are ongoing cases of measles in both Auckland and Hawkes Bay. Since March this year there have been 24 confrmed cases of measles in Hawkes Bay and 61 in Auckland, with 4 people requiring hospital treatment. If you're heading to Auckland or Hawkes Bay or come in contact with people from these regions please be alert to the symptoms of measles. Common symptoms of measles include a runny nose, cough, sore watery eyes, high fever and a rash. If you or someone in your family is displaying symptoms of measles you should immediately telephone your doctor or Healthline (0800 611 116) for advice. Measles outbreaks have also been reported in other countries, so if you are travelling overseas please ensure you and your family have been vaccinated. Immunisaton is the best way to prevent catching measles and the vaccinaton is free for most people. For more informaton talk to your doctor or call the Immunisaton Advisory Centre (0800 466 863). We learn a lot from your feedback We are commited to providing you with quality health care services. To help us to identfy issues and improve our services we welcome your feedback regarding our health services, whether it is a compliment or complaint. Anyone can provide feedback about the care or service they have received. Feedback can also be made by another person on your behalf. You can give your feedback in one of the following ways: • talk to a staf member • email firstname.lastname@example.org • phone our Quality Team on 566 6999 • fll in our "Happy or Unhappy" brochure which is available in all areas of the hospital •w r i t e u s a l e ter Hut Valley DHB, Private Bag 31907, Lower Hut 5040 If you have a concern or complaint about the care or service you are receiving we encourage you to discuss these with staf at the tme. Concerns raised at the tme can ofen be resolved straight away. If you are not comfortable speaking with staf at the tme or do not believe your concerns have been resolved please contact our Quality Team as soon as possible, so your complaint can be investgated.
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