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Upper Hutt Leader : November 16th 2011
12 UPPER HUTT LEADER, NOVEMBER 16, 2011 3500967AK Hutt Valley Health Highlights November 2011 Whooping cough There has been a lot of whooping cough in our region recently, with 19 cases in September, 40 in October and 63 this month. Whooping cough begins with a runny nose and an irrita ng cough. This develops into ts of coughing which may end in vomi ng or a whooping sound. It can be very serious in babies under 12 months. A vaccine, available free for children up to the age of 16, o ers the best protec on against whooping cough. If your child hasnt had their vaccina on please contact your doctor. ............................................................. Volunteers needed The Cancer Society needs more volunteers to assist u alley people to a end cancer treatment at Wellington Hospital. Both travel coordinators and drivers are needed. In the last year, the Cancer Society volunteers from ower Hu , pper Hu and Wainuiomata drove pa ents to 1,6 2 appointments, travelling 104,1 2 ms. (Drivers are reimbursed 45c/km) or more informa on, please contact Anne Hodson, olunteer anager, on 3 9 00 0 or email email@example.com ............................................................. Board meetings Community & Public Health Advisory Commi ee 9.00am onday 21 November 2011 Hu alley HB Boardroom isability Support Advisory Commi ee 1.00pm onday 21 November 2011 Capital & Coast HB Boardroom Hospital Advisory Commi ee 3.00pm riday 2 November 2011 Hu alley HB Boardroom Board ee ng 1.00pm riday 2 ecember 2011 Capital & Coast HB Boardroom ) 566 6999 : ┘┘┘くｴ┌─┗;ﾉﾉW┞SｴHくﾗ�ｪくﾐ┣ Healthy People Healthy Communities Healthy Families irginia Hope Wayne Guppy aty Aus n avid Basse ebbie Chin Peter ouglas Peter Glensor Keith Hindle Ken Laban avid Ogden Iris Pahau John Terris Clip on operating theatres moved Contractors have removed and relocated our temporary clip on theatres to the hospital car par by High Street. To manoeuvre past signage and other obstacles, the truc s hydraulic system li ed the units 3m into the air. The clip on theatres were removed as part of the hospital redevelopment. Some new carpar s and a covered lin to the emergency department drop o will be completed under the area the clip on theatres occupied. Several organisa ons have e pressed interest in purchasing the clip on theatres and they will remain in the carpar un l sold. Prepared for an emergency The mergency epartment and Wellington ree Ambulance sta decontaminated eight Naenae College students last wee as part of a chemical incident response e ercise. Wellington Free Ambulance decontaminated four students at the incident scene and brought them to the hospital for observa on. Another four students presented at the mergency epartment and were decontaminated onsite using a special high pressure in atable shower. Being prepared is the one of the most important things when responding to an emergency. At Hu alley HB we regularly carry out live e ercises to ensure each team member nows their role and to test the e uipment. Water fluoridation to stay, a big thumbs up! Hu alley HB is pleased that the drin ing water in Hu City will con nue to be uoridated to the levels recommended by the inistry of Health. This means the natural level of uoride in the water supply is ad usted to between 0. ppm and 1.0 ppm, the op mal amount that provides protec on ag Fluoride wor s in three ways to help protect teeth by a ing them more resistant to decay by strengthening the tooth surface Interfering with the growth of the bacteria which cause cavi es Helping to repair the early stages of tooth decay. ore than half of New ealanders bene t from living in areas with uoridated wat Water uorida on is a safe, e ec ve and a ordable way to prevent and reduce de decay for everyone in the Hu alley, including those most vulnerable including th elderly and people with disabili es. gainst tooth decay. ter. ental e Is your family protected from measles? There are currently cases of measles in our community. To be protected you need to have had two (measles, mumps and rubella vaccina ons. The vaccine is free and o ers the best protec on against this serious and infec ous disease. If you are not sure about your immunity status, please contact your doctor. Chec your familys immunity status as well. If your child is not immune and there is a case at the early childhood centre or school they a end, they may be re uired to stay at home for 14 days.
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