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Viruses, bugs and illnesses to look out for over summer

Viruses, bugs and illnesses to look out for over summer

Cuts and grazes are common injuries that you might need to deal with over summer. You can usually treat a cut or graze yourself by stopping any bleeding, carefully cleaning the wound and covering it with a plaster or bandage. 1. Stop the bleeding Check the wound and...

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Viruses, bugs and illnesses to look out for over summer

Viruses, bugs and illnesses to look out for over summer

Here are a few viruses, bugs and illnesses to look out for over summer! Remember Healthline is available on 0800 611 116 24/7 for health advice.  Measles Measles spreads easily among people who are not immunised. The best protection against measles is two doses of the...

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The heat is on for Waitaha Canterbury!

The heat is on for Waitaha Canterbury!

People of Waitaha Canterbury are being urged to keep cool and hydrated during what looks set to be a stretch of scorching temperatures hitting the region this week. Hot weather is forecast for Wednesday 20 December with temperatures predicted to get to a maximum of 30...

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Keeping yourself and others well these holidays

Keeping yourself and others well these holidays

With summer here, it's natural to want to spend time with family and friends. However, it's important to take some protective measures to ensure that we all stay safe and healthy. Below are some of our top tips for a healthy summer holiday:   If you feel unwell,...

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Don’t let COVID-19 crash your summer party

Don’t let COVID-19 crash your summer party

  As we embrace the summer season, it is vital to remember that COVID-19 is still present in our communities and poses a significant risk. In line with this, Te Whatu Ora urges everyone to prioritise their own well-being, the well-being of their loved ones...

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Pegasus Health Christmas Holiday Service Hours

Pegasus Health Christmas Holiday Service Hours

Please note: all services except 24 hour surgery will be closed weekends and public holidays. Pegasus Health officesClosed: Dec 23 2023 - Jan 7 2024 Mental Health ServiceClosed: Dec 23 2023 - Jan 2 2024 Refugee ServiceOpen everyday Tautoko hauoraOpen everydayReferrals...

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What to do if you get sick or injured this summer

What to do if you get sick or injured this summer

If you get sick, free medical advice is available 24/7, 365 days a year, through Healthline on 0800 611 116. If you’re not sure what to do or where you can get in-person health care at this time of year, Healthline can advise what services are open wherever you are in...

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