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This report summarises results of the survey of 314 participants who attended Creekfest 2016.
This survey highlights that Creekfest 2016 appealed to a wide audience, particularly young people, and Māori and Pacific people. The ratings and comments indicate a high level of support for the Creekfest policies and people enjoyed the entertainment and the family friendly environment.
From May to July 2015 Regional Public Health partnered with the Hutt Valley youth sector to survey local young people (10-18+ years) on a range of aspects about their lives as young people living in the Hutt Valley. The survey asked a number of questions about health and mental well-being, alcohol and drug use and opinions of the Hutt Valley as a place to live for young people.
During visits to early childhood centres in 2015, centre managers/owners expressed concern about centre staff ‘running on empty’; their staff sickness levels were high and some staff were not taking time to look after themselves. In response, the RPH Schools and Early Childhood team developed and co-ordinated a one-day workshop in November 2015. In contrast to previous workshops which had focused on the welfare of the children attending centres, this workshop took an innovative approach to focus on staff wellbeing; their mental wellness. The purpose of the workshop was to provide knowledge, tools, and resources to support staff to make informed decisions about their self-care; and in turn help them be positive role models for the children in their care.
Te Rā o Te Raukura (Te Rā) is the premier annual Māori festival for the wider Wellington region. In 2014, the organising committee of Te Rā o Te Raukura (Te Rā) asked Regional Public Health (RPH) to develop a survey with them for the annual Te Rā Sunday festival – 2016 marks the second year of doing so. This report provides the results of the survey questionnaires completed by 512 festival goers at the 2016 Te Rā held on Sunday 31st January.
What is the role of schools in maintaining good health? Healthy children learn better.
RPH surveyed Wellington region schools on their 'water-only' status. Responses from 78 schools provide a snapshot of variation across the region.
Published in: New Zealand Medical Journal (NZMJ) | November 2015
Authors: Duncan Smyth, Eamonn Deverall, Michelle Balm, Annette Nesdale, Ian Rosemergy
Abstract: We describe the first case of food-borne botulism seen in New Zealand for 30 years. Botulism is an important diagnosis to consider in a patient with rapidly progressive descending paralysis and normal sensorium. Early recognition, timely institution of intensive care support and administration of botulism antitoxin are the most important aspects of management.
Published in: Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand | September 2015
Authors: Andrea Vause and Clare Aspinall
A multidisciplinary health team successfully managed the complex care of a patient with drug-resistant tuberculosis, and other significant physical and mental problems.