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Upper Hutt Leader : October 19th 2011
26 UPPER HUTT LEADER, OCTOBER 19, 2011 Hutt Valley Health Highlights October 2011 Cancer Support Many people who have had or cared for someone with cancer have said they found it hard to find out what services are available. Hut Valley, Capital & Coast and Wairarapa DHBs have put together a directory of cancer support services which will be updated every year. To view the directory please visit www.hutvalleydhb.org.nz/cancersupport ........................................................ Who are you? If you are a woman, one in four will experience sexual violence sometme in your life. If you are a man its one in 20. Sexual violence can ofen be prevented if someone does something, however small, to prevent the assault. The Who Are You campaign focuses on what people can do to stop a possible sexual assault from happening. As part of the campaign, a short film has been developed and can be viewed at www.whoareyou.co.nz ........................................................ Board meetings Community & Public Health Advisory Commitee 9.00am Tuesday 25 October 2011 Capital & Coast DHB Boardroom Hospital Advisory Commitee 3.00pm Friday 28 October 2011 Capital & Coast DHB Boardroom Board Meetng 1.00pm Friday 4 November 2011 Hut Valley 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 Measles, are you and your family protected? Two young adults in the Wellington region have recently been confirmed as having measles. Measlesisaseriousandinfectous disease that is spread from person to person through the air by breathing, sneezing or coughing. As we have seen in Auckland, measles can spread rapidly. Measles can be prevented by immunisaton, so it's important that you're immunised. MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) is a free vaccine and oﬀers the best protecton. Two doses are required to give maximum protecton. These are usually given at around 15 months and four years, however you can receive the vaccine at any age afer 12 months. By getng immunised, you will not only be protectng yourself or your child, you'll also be helping stop the disease from spreading in our communites. If you suspect you or your child is sick with measles please phone your GP or phone Healthline on 0800 611 116. Measles symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, sore red eyes and a skin rash. For more informaton on measles please visit www.rph.org.nz Meet our Surgical Admissions Team At Hut Hospital we've been working to make improvements to how patents access our services. One of the things we felt we could do beter is the process of admitng patents for their electve (planned) surgery. In the past, patents for certain procedures have spent the night before surgery in hospital, whereas with the right advice and care, some people can more comfortably spend the night at home and come into hospital on the day of their surgery. Last month our Surgical Admissions Unit opened on the first floor of the new theatre and emergency department complex. The team of nurses and administrators, pictured from lef to right, are front row Kahlia Hall, Kate Midgley, Maria Leonard and back row Sharlene Jones, Dianne Fuller, Rose Elsmore. Their job is to ensure patents are ready for their surgery. Having this specialised unit means patents get a beter service, and don't spend unnecessary tme in hospital. Free child dental care Free basic dental care is available for all New Zealand children and teenagers up to 18 years of age. Enrol your child as early as possible into the Bee Healthy Regional Dental Service, as their first visit will usually be afer their second birthday. Bee Healthy started in March this year and replaces the previous school dental service. Three of the 11 new community dental clinics are now open, based in schools in Naenae, Cannons Creek and Stokes Valley. Titahi Bay, Johnsonville and Trentham clinics are due to open later this year, and five more will be built in 2012. Many children will receive their dental care from a campervan sized mobile dental unit which will visit their school. Only those who need treatment will visit one of the new community clinics. If you'd like more informaton, or to enrol your child, please phone the service on 0800 825 583 or visit www.beehealthy.org.nz
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