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Nelson Marlborough has been dubbed the artistic capital with a thriving urban centre and one of New Zealand's sunniest regions.
Te Whatu Ora | Nelson Marlborough
Nelson Marlborough is the main health provider for the Top of the South with over 3,000 team members; we are largest employer in the region. Supporting the health and wellbeing of over 150,000 citizens across Nelson Marlborough, and Tasman.
Sunny Nelson is the geographical centre of New Zealand, renowned for its spectacular natural environment. Picton is renowned for stunning scenic bays, fishing spots, boutique accommodation and water sports. Blenheim has the largest wine growing area in the country, the hub of the famous Marlborough wine district.
The Nelson Marlborough region, located at the top of the South Island of Aotearoa New Zealand, has a combined population of approximately 145,000 people and is known for its stunning natural scenery, sunshine, wine, and outdoor recreation opportunities.
Hospitals and Healthcare Providers
Nelson and Wairau (Blenheim) are the main hospitals. Our regional services support all parts of the community. We focus on building teams; practice environments that retain, grow, enable, and extend the workforce.
The Nelson Marlborough region has two other hospitals as part of our organisation these are:
- Alexander Hospital has two main services being Older Persons Mental Health – Community, and Older Persons Mental Health Admissions Unit and cares for people with conditions related to Dementia and mental health decline requiring a short stay for assessment and referring to aged residential care or a support service.
- Murchison hospital which provides specialised staff to respond to accidents and emergencies via 111. Has a 6-bed aged care facility and offers a Health Centre for general practitioner clinics.
Community Health Centres
- Richmond Health Hub
- Marlborough Health Hub
- Motueka Health Centre
- Golden Bay Health Centre
Here's a list of medical services and specialties offered in Nelson Marlborough, in alphabetical order:
Services A to G
|Accessing urgent dental care during Alert Level 3|
|Acute and urgent mental health services|
|Adolescent oral health service|
|After hours and emergency services|
|Alcohol and drug addiction services|
|Alcohol harm prevention|
|Assessment, treatment and rehabilitation|
|B4 school check programme|
|Biosecurity and safety at NZ borders|
|Burial and cremation duties|
|Cancer screening and support services|
|Child and Family/Whānau Safety Service|
|Child and youth mental health services|
|Child oral health service|
|Community and outpatient services|
|Community mental health services|
|Day stay procedures|
|Disability services for under-65s|
|Disability Support Services|
|Drinking-water supply safety|
|Family health services|
|Free Phone Helplines|
Services H to Z
|Hazardous substance management|
|Hospital dental services|
|Hygiene and clean water during a flood|
|Inpatient and Outpatient Specialist Mental Health Services|
|Join the trend – quit smoking for World Smokefree Day|
|Medical and surgical services|
|Mental health and addiction services|
|Māori community health services|
|Māori health services|
|Māori mental health services|
|Needs Assessment Service|
|Nelson Marlborough public health nursing service|
|Nephrology (renal medicine) services|
|New stop-smoking services aim for success|
|Nutrition and dietetics|
|Oncology (cancer treatment)|
|Oral health education|
|Oral health services (dental care)|
|Resource Management Act duties|
|Safe sleep for babies|
|Services for older people|
|Sexual and reproductive health services|
|Speech and language therapy|
|Support World Smokefree Day 31 May|
|Surgical outpatient services|
|Te Waka Hauora hospital service|
For short-term stays
- Nbus operates routes from the Nelson city centre to outer suburbs.
- Taxis and Ubers also operate in Nelson and rental vehicles are also available.
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