Other Services

Social Rehabilitation Support

Location: Your home
Funded: ACC

NNS offers a range of services to people with an injury caused by an accident. An assessment team (which may consist of a nurse, dietitian, physiotherapist, occupational therapist or social worker) will visit you in your home and assess your needs and the level of support required- whether it be equipment, Meals on Wheels, transport, home help or child care.

NNS will provide ACC with a report recommending the measures required for rehabilitation and you can choose NNS or another service provider, if you wish.

Clients and their health professionals benefit from the use of our well equipped rehabilitation gym.

Gym from window side

 

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Counselling

Mary Smith, Counsellor & Supervisor

PGCertProfSup; MCouns; Dip Soc Wrk; Dip Tching; NZAC; Reg. Social Worker.

 

Cell-Phone: 027 529 6917

Email: marysmithcounselling@gmail.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mary-smith-ab506178?trk=hp-identity-name

 

 


Vaccinations:

Influenza, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Tetanus and Boostrix 

 

Location:Your workplace, home or our clinic
Funded: Patient, Employer

 

Influenza

Our nurses strongly advice "don't let the Flu get you this winter - get your vaccination now" we visit workplaces for group vaccination or you can simply phone & book an appointment at our clinic during the flu season each year (March - June).

Contact with the influenza virus is almost unavoidable, and while contact does not necessarily mean infection, it does mean that you are never far from the possibility of catching it.

Influenza, commonly called the flu, can be a serious illness that is sometimes fatal. Infection with the influenza virus may lead to a stay in hospital for any age group but particularly if you are elderly or have an ongoing medical condition. Influenza can make an existing medical condition, such as asthma or diabetes, a lot worse.

Even if you do not end up in hospital, influenza can keep you in bed for a week or more, preventing you from doing work, sport or just about anything that requires leaving the house.

You can protect yourself and the people around you by getting your annual influenza immunisation, just like over a million other kiwis do each year. Ref Ministry of Health

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Hepatitis A

 

Hepatitis is a viral disease that attacks the liver. There are several types of viral hepatitis, labelled A, B, C, D, and E. Hepatitis A is transferred through the faecal-oral route either by contact with contaminated food and water with an infected person. The illness is self-limiting and does not cause a chronic infection.

Prevent Hepatitis A from spreading:

  • Thorough hand-washing using soap and water:
  • After using the toilet or changing nappies
  • Before and after preparing food
  • Before eating
  • Immunisation against hepatitis A.

Hepatitis B

 

Hepatitis B virus or HBV is very infectious and is spread from person to person through bodily fluids including blood, semen, and vaginal fluids. People who are infected with hepatitis B can either develop an acute illness in which they become sick soon after infection or a chronic illness in which the illness does not begin to affect them for a longer period of time with more serious complications. People with chronic hepatitis B infection are likely to suffer from liver disease or liver cancer which can be life threatening. Infected infants and young children are at higher risk for developing chronic disease. Hepatitis B cannot be cured but can be prevented with a vaccine.

 

  • There is an effective vaccine available to prevent hepatitis B.
  • Contacts and family members of infected persons should practice strict hygiene measures.
  • Avoid injection drug use.
  • Engage in safe sex practices including use of condoms.

 

Tetanus

Tetanus, also called lockjaw, is caused by the action of tetanus toxin released by a spore-forming bacillus called Clostridium tetani. The bacillus and spores are found the soil around the world. Many animals, in addition to humans, can carry the bacillus and its spores in their gastrointestinal tract and excrete them in faeces. Tetanus occurs after the bacillus and/or spores are introduced into the body through a wound and release a toxin that affects the nervous system.

A person or animal with tetanus is not infectious. Having tetanus does not usually generate immunity to the disease.

 

Preventing Tetanus from spreading.

 

It is not possible to eliminate Clostridium tetani from the environment. All wounds require adequate cleaning and removal of damaged tissue. Additional treatment depends on the circumstances of each case.

A complete primary course of three doses of tetanus containing vaccine and appropriate administration of booster doses provides protection against the toxin released by the spores but will not stop infection with the bacillus and/or spores, their germination or toxin release.

Tetanus immunoglobulin (TIG), derived from human blood donations, must be given to any person who has not completed three doses of vaccine before getting a high tetanus risk wound. The person should also start a course of tetanus containing vaccines or continue their course of tetanus containing vaccines until they have had three doses.

A person who has completed three doses of tetanus containing vaccine before having a high tetanus risk wound may benefit from a booster with a tetanus containing vaccine if they have not had a tetanus containing vaccine in the previous five years.

 

A person who has completed three doses of tetanus containing vaccine before having a low tetanus risk wound may benefit from a booster with a tetanus containing vaccine if they have not had a tetanus containing vaccine in the previous 10 years.

People in certain occupations and travellers may also benefit from tetanus vaccine booster doses when more than 10 years have elapsed since their previous dose.

 

 

Get the facts on immunisation


 

Consumables for sale

Incontinence Products

Location: NNS Clinic Funded: Patient

We sell a wide range of different brands of incontinence products including pads, bed and chair protectors, urodomes and penile sheaths.

NNS offers an initial incontinence assessment, recommendations of the most suitable products and the opportunity to trial several brands to find which is most effective for your needs. We can also liaise with Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ) regarding a disability allowance which may cover the cost of incontinence products.

For more information about any of these programmes or services, contact reception: email Reception@NelsonNursingService.co.nz or phone (03) 547 2814

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Or contact the helpful team at the New Zealand Continence Association...New Zealand Contenence Helpline

 

Let us know how our multi disciplinary team of Health Professionals can meet your personal and organisational health needs.