Keeping our whanau safe and well hydrated over these summer months is so important.
Te Hiku Hauora’s annual summer safety clinics provide advice on Melanoma, being sun-smart, hydration, rips in the ocean, boat safety and general First Aid (jelly-fish stings etc.), as well as offering free blood checks. Bottled water will also be available to quench your thirst along with refreshing ice blocks.
Mobile nurses Marlene Sexton, Fiona Swainson and Community Health Worker Eleanor Cope-Albert are passionate about providing information and advice to keep our whanau and community safe in the water and on our beaches this summer so keep an eye out for their distinctive red tent with the Te Hiku Hauora logo.
Here’s what some visitors to our beaches have said about the summer safety clinics:
• “Well done ladies, great service” – a nurse from Auckland,
• “Wish we had this in our community” – a mum from Rotorua,
• “What a holiday aye! Nurses at your campsite, grandkids know about the rip now” – a kaumatua from Christchurch and;
• “I’m fit as a fiddle! But the boy wants me to get a blood pressure check” – father and son from Greymouth.
The summer clinics will be at the following locations:
• Friday 12th February – Hihi Beach down by the Camp grounds,
• Friday 19th February – Kaeo Mahinepua Bay Tamariki Tryathlon,
• Friday 26th February – Pukenui by the Playground.
So come on down and see Marlene and the team and add your comments to those who have already visited our summer clinics; Te Hiku Hauora mobile nursing team wanting you to enjoy the last of the summer days with us – Nau mai haere mai.