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Carer Story: Dealing with burn injuries

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It pays to be prepared for emergencies: most injuries happen at home in an instant, says Virginia Linton, who was ill prepared when her partner was seriously burned. It began…

Home Safety: First Aid Knowhow!

What would you do if you found someone lying unconscious, who was choking, or may have suffered from an overdose? You never know when you might need to give urgent…

Disaster Planning

  The Christchurch earthquake gave many Kiwi families a jolt: just how well prepared are the rest of us for a similar emergency? The Canterbury earthquake reminded everyone to check…

Managing Medications At Home

Many New Zealanders who have health or disability needs or a chronic condition need to take a number of medications several times a day. Managing medications is a home health…

111: Advice from St John

What to do during a 111 call. 1. When the Telecom operator answers, ask to speak to ambulance. 2. When you are connected to the Ambulance Communications Centre, St John will…

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CCS Disability Action: Working with Health Professionals

When your child is diagnosed with a disability you may feel overwhelmed by the huge amount of information, or the words your doctor or specialist uses may be confusing. Visit…

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Help from Your Pharmacy to Stay Independent at Home

Many community pharmacists and pharmacies offer a service to help customers stay independent, healthy and active. The Supporting Independent Living Programme addresses issues that threaten the health, independence and quality…

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