The Wellington Healthy Housing Regional Response Group met on Thursday 4 October, at the Lower Hutt Events Centre, to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the vision that ‘Everyone living in the Wellington region lives in warm, dry and safe housing by 2025’.
The Wellington branch of the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) is committed to a water-only future for our schools and have generously sponsored water kits to 16 decile 1-6 schools in the Wellington region.
In the last week Regional Public Health has been notified of influenza outbreaks in a number of schools and early child education centres (ECCs) in the greater Wellington region.
Over the past week, there have been five confirmed cases of measles reported in the South Island. Health officials are now warning parents around the country to be aware of other possible cases.
The SHIVERS projects are aimed at improving the understanding of influenza and respiratory viruses and how to prevent their spread. Regional Public Health has been invited to participate in this significant research project.
Regional Public Health has noticed an increase in cryptosporidium cases, many associated with swimming facilities, in the Wellington region over recent weeks.
Greater Wellington Regional Council together with Regional Public Health are warning swimmers to stay out of the Hutt River below Kaitoke due to the increased risk of swallowing potentially fatal toxic algae, which is blooming in the warm dry weather.
RPH staff visited local schools during November to raise awareness of Legionnaires’ disease and educate staff and students on how to protect themselves while in the garden.
Regional Public Health along with Tumai Hauora ki Porirua Alliance were winners at the Capital & Coast District Health Board Quality Awards last week.
Seventh-day Adventist school has seen a number of positive changes in students since introducing water-only messages at school.