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Upper Hutt Leader : September 21st 2011
16 UPPER HUTT LEADER, SEPTEMBER 21, 2011 Hutt Valley Health Highlights September 2011 Hospital shop now open Patents, visitors and staﬀ can now buy toiletry items, magazines and gifsfromthe newly opened Hut Hospital Foundaton Trust shop. Located in the main entry foyer, the shop will initally be open 9‐4.30 on weekdays, but has plans to be open longer hours and at the weekend, once a roster of trained volunteers is established. Last year the Hut Hospital Foundaton undertook to open a shop, with the profits providing a much needed income stream for their work, which includes fundraising for hospital equipment, extra services for patents and building a children's playground. Gemma Whitehead, Shop Manager, is looking to recruit a volunteer workforce to help run the shop. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact Gemma at the Foundaton shop on 587 2804. .......................................................... Board meetings Hospital Advisory Commitee 3.00pm Friday 23 September 2011 Hut Valley DHB Boardroom Board Meetng 1.00pm Friday 7 October 2011 Capital & Coast DHB Boardroom Community & Public Health Advisory Commitee 9.00am Tuesday 25 October 2011 Capital & Coast DHB Boardroom Disability Support Advisory Commitee 1.00pm Monday 21 November 2011 Hut Valley DHB Boardroom ) 566 6999 : ┘┘┘くｴ┌─┗;ﾉﾉW┞SｴHくﾗ�ｪくﾐ┣ 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 Your doctor knows you best Your doctor knows you best and you should always go to them for treatment of coughs, colds, minor injuries, viral illnesses, if you are generally feeling unwell or your conditon is not getng beter. Emergency departments provide specialist and life saving treatment for patents and should only be used when it is an emergency. If you are unsure if you need urgent medical care you can phone your doctor any tme of the day or night for free advice. If you call outside their normal open hours, you will automatcally be transferred to the free Nurse Triage Service for advice. There are also two afer hours services in the Hut Valley if you need to see a GP in the weekend, evening or on a public holiday. For informaton about GP practces and afer hours services in the Hut Valley visit our website www.hutvalleydhb.org.nz Protect your family from influenza With recent reports about influenza aﬀectng a Wellington Primary School, here are some simple but eﬀectve ways you can protect your family from influenza and other viral illnesses, such as gastroenterits. They will also help prevent the spread of illness in your community: 1. If you have flu‐like symptoms you should not atend school, childcare, work or social functons untl48hours afer symptoms have stopped. Symptoms can include a fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, headache and fatgue. 2. Prevent the spread of germs by covering your mouth and nose with tssues when coughing and sneezing and put used tssues in a covered bin or a plastc bag. 3. Wash your hands before preparing food and eatng, afer coughing, sneezing, blowing your nose, or visitng the toilet. Wash hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water and dry them for 20 seconds with a dry towel or paper towel, or use an alcohol‐based hand rub. 4. Regularly clean surfaces that are touched a lot, such as door handles, bench tops, toilet and bathroom areas. Viruses can live up to 48 hours on hard surfaces. One of the most eﬀectve and cheapest disinfectng solutons to clean these surfaces is a soluton of household bleach and water. For more informaton about influenza visit www.moh.govt.nz and click the influenza 2011 tab. If you are aware of increased numbers of sickness within a school, childcare centre or other insttuton, please contact the local Public Health Unit on (04) 570 9002. Remember to bring your Medicines reconciliaton is a natonal initatve in hospitals throughout New Zealand to ensure patents receive the right medicaton at the right tme. The medicaton reconciliaton initatve involves all patents having their medicaton checked when they are admited to hospital. If you come to hospital, whether it is in an emergency or for an appointment, please try to bring your medicaton with you. If you bring your medicaton, hospital staﬀ are able to easily check your medicaton and ensure you are receiving the right medicaton for your treatment. Hut Hospital will be startng this initatve for all patents admited to the orthopaedics ward next month and will look at rolling it out to the rest of hospital next year. If you do forget your medicines, or are unable to bring them, hospital staﬀ may contact your GP or community pharmacist. This is so they have all the informaton necessary to ensure you get the right medicines while in hospital. medication
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