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Heart disease is now the biggest cause of death in New Zealand. The good news is that just 30 minutes of walking per day (10,000 steps) is enough to reduce your risk by up to 40%, and it’s easy to do. Just leave your car behind or walk a little bit further each day!
Wednesday 11 March is national Walk2Work day.
If you have a Community Services Card, the Sustainability Trust may be able to insulate your home for free.
Growing older is something we should all celebrate. The wealth of skills, knowledge and wisdom that older people bring to our community is invaluable. So rather than focusing on the mental and physical decline that can come with ageing, many older members of our community are focusing on how they can remain active physically, emotionally and socially.
This section of the website brings together information about the support services available to older people and their families/whanau in the Wellington region.
Unless it's an emergency your General Practice should always be your first choice.
for free advice 24 hours a day. More info about Healthline here
The Simulation & Skills Centre is a purpose-designed facility suitable for the simulation needs of a wide range of healthcare professionals, with the ability to provide outreach activities at clinical sites. Located at Wellington Regional Hospital, the centre includes three clinical education rooms, two presentation rooms and two specialist simulation rooms. The facilities can be booked for presentations or training events. Read more or make a booking to use the facilities here
Over the past year the 3DHBs (Wairarapa, Hutt Valley, and Capital & Coast) have shown leadership in their commitment to improve access to health services for those who experience disability. More than 30 staff, who represent departments across the 3DHBs, have committed to working with the Sub-regional Disability Advisory Group (SRDAG) established in November 2013 as ‘champions’. These champions will ensure people with disabilities or impairments can successfully use the health services provided by each DHB. Read more here
The Shared Care Record is intended to share your relevant health information from your GP with other health professionals, including hospitals.
The type of information that will be initially available includes any medical conditions or disabilities you may have, recent tests or results from x-rays or blood tests and what medicines you have been prescribed. Find out more here