Hutt News : September 27th 2011
5 HUTT NEWS, SEPTEMBER 27, 2011 HEALTH CUSTOM DESIGNS REPAIRS VALUATIONS 1st Floor Gibson Sheat Centre Queens Drive, Lower Hutt Ph 04 939 2032 www.rings.co.nz Custom Designed Peridot Ring HURRY! FOR ONE WEEK ONLY AND ONLY AT TOYWORLD LOWER HUTT Choose any item in store under $30, present this discount voucher when you pay and we'll deduct 50% from the original retail price. Discount coupon only applies to products in store. No Lay-bys, or Rainchecks. Excludes the purchase of Gift cards. Discount Off Original Retail price. Not in conjunction with any other offer. Limit one coupon per individual item. Limit one coupon per customer. Only available at Toyworld Lower Hutt. I WANT! 50% any item under $30 Valid Tuesday 27th September to Monday 3rd October OFF TOYWORLD JOHNSONVILLE 16 Broderick Rd Johnsonsonville PH: 04 477 3115 E: firstname.lastname@example.org TOYWORLD LOWER HUTT 40 Bloomfield Tce Lower Hutt PH: 04 560 4717 E: email@example.com TOYWORLD WELLINGTON 20-24 Ballance St Wellington PH: 04 473 0226 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.toyworld.co.nz 3624026AT Yum-O Offer applies to a small Mil kshake and Hot Dog. Only for a limited time. Off li ll Milk h k dH D $5 Only fo + Upgrade to large Milkshake 80¢extra 3623146AH Westfield Queensgate, Lower Hutt Ground floor opposite Life Pharmacy www.national.org.nz Paul Quinn NATIONAL LIST MP Call or email me LOWER HUTT OFFICE 108 - 110 High Street PO Box 30 664, Lower Hutt 5040 P:045687210 | F: 045687212 E: email@example.com www.paulquinn.co.nz Hutt Motorway, August 16th 2011 www.freeheat.co.nz 04 586 5002 New Zealands BEST performing Heat Pump in cold conditions 1st 3630668AB Early action needed to treat maladies Preventing illness: Elizabeth Lucie- Smith wants to reduce the number of people needing hospitalisation. Photo: JIM CHIPP One tenth of Hutt Hospital inpatients need not have been admitted had there been earlier inter- vention. That's the finding of a study by Hutt Valley District Health analysis, planning and funding manager Elizabeth Lucie-Smith. Cellulitis topped the list of such maladies, with almost 400 cases in the study year ending Sept- ember 2009 -- and it was on the rise. Asthma and gastroenteritis were close behind in a list of 16 conditions that led to preventable admissions. The cost of the unnecessary hospitalisation was a significant share of the hospital's budget, Ms Lucie-Smith said. There was a growing proportion of older people in the community, with more health needs and the board's budget had not increased proportionally. Either we reduce what we are doing for some people or we build more space. We've got 19 people in the hospital every day who have one of these conditions -- three quarters of a ward.'' Naenae, Taita and Wainuiomata residents were over-represented in the preventable admission figures, as were Maori and Pacific people. Under the Health Ministry's deprivation index, in which 10 is the most deprived, there is a local large spike in decile seven people with diseases manageable without hospitalisation if there is early treatment. Decile 9 and 10 admissions are lower. Mrs Lucie-Smith said many social programmes and low-cost health services focused on deciles nine and 10 but people in deciles seven and eight were often struggling, although they were in work. If you can't afford to put good food on the table, your children will be sick.'' There were things health services could do to catch patients before they become seriously ill, she said. Simple messages could be given to people, such as hand-washing, cleaning and covering cuts, and treating eczema and athlete's foot. Whanau Ora runs a skin clinic in Wainuiomata and there is an eczema clinic at the hospital. How- ever, there needed to be a national push, Mrs Lucie-Smith said. - by Jim Chipp WHAT IS CELLULITIS? Cellulitis is a skin infection, which can spread from a cut or a scratch into surrounding soft tissue. In the year ending September 2009, 392 cases took up 1014 Hutt Hospital bed days that were considered preventable. It is a serious condition that can lead to necrot- ising fascilitis or septicaemia and amputations or worse, said Ms Lucie-Smith. A number of factors were behind its rise. Parents were less likely to have the support and advice from live-in grandparents and more children were living in poor conditions with poor nutrition. Small changes had also contributed to the increase, such as schools removing soap from bathrooms because children made a mess with it. What to look for Redness or swelling larger than a 10c piece, not necessarily right at the site of a wound. It can be caused by untreated eczema or athlete's foot. How to prevent it Handwashing, treat eczema and athlete's foot. Wash and cover cuts. What to do if you think you have it See a doctor. You will need antibiotics to treat it.
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