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Minor Ailments Scheme extended to June 2024 in Hawkes Bay

Te Whatu Ora established the Minor Ailments Scheme in 2023, for eligible people to access funding for some pharmacy medicines under the “Go Well” scheme. In Hawkes Bay, this has been extended out to June 2024, increasing access to medicines in our area. Your Pharmacist will discuss your symptoms, treatment options and offer advice as part of the process. Eligible people include:  Children under 14 years of age, or whānau members of a child with similar symptoms Māori or Pacific people Community Service Card (CSC) holders Those who have been physically isolated due to Cyclone Gabrielle Those who live in very rural areas (check with your Pharmacist). The scheme covers medicines for the following health conditions: Dehydration or diarrhoea from...

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Alzheimers Disease & Dementia

Do you ever walk into a room and forget what you went in for? Forget the names of people or misplace your keys? Thankfully, that is no cause for concern and is common for people of all ages. However, dementia affects 43,000 New Zealanders and their families. Dementia occurs as a result of physical changes in the structure of the brain, affecting memory, behaviour and emotions.

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