76 days ago

Re: Breaching basic Kiwi rights?

Deborah from Masterton District

Does anyone else have concerns about $100 vouchers being offered to 'get the jab' especially when in the current economic climate, $100 will fill hungry tummies, even if just for a few days?

On a day to day basis ALL Health Care Professionals practice according to the Health and Disability Commissioner (Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights) Regulations 1996.

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Every consumer has the right to be free from discrimination, coercion, harassment, and sexual, financial or other exploitation.

Whether you are double vaxxed or not, surely there needs to be a conversation about the future of health care ethics in NZ when practitioners and organisations can pick and chose what rights they think should be upheld when financial reward is being proffered.

There has to be a better way to protect our healthcare workers and ourselves from loss of basic Kiwi rights.

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1 day ago

Are you prepared for Omicron?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

With experts predicting that numbers are about to rise rapidly we all need to be prepared.

A basic medical kit should include the following:
Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, a thermometer and re-hydration medicines like Hydralyte. Sore throat treatments such salt gargles, honey, or perhaps a local anesthetic lozenge or spray could also be useful.

Also think about having a plan as to how you get basics like bread and milk if you are isolating. Have you talked to neighbours about how you can help each other?

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11 hours ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Again this should not be too hard working out who this trend setter is?

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1 day ago

What you need to know about masks

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Are you wearing a mask when you leave home?
With so many on the market, it can be confusing as to what is the best bet. Click on Read More to find out more about masks.
Here are some tips on how to get the best use of a mask.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a mask that fits well won’t have any gaps and will prevent air from flowing from the area near your eyes or from the sides of the mask.
“If the mask has a good fit, you will feel warm air come through the front of the mask and may be able to see the mask material move in and out with each breath.”
People with beards can use a mask fitter or brace to help the mask fit tightly over their face.
When wearing a disposable mask, the coloured side – usually blue – goes on the outside, and the edge with a piece of wire, or something similar, in it goes over your nose. The coloured side is water-resistant, while the white side is more absorbent and will suck up droplets and aerosols produced by the wearer.

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