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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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Cancer: A heart breaking story

Meet Sam, a gorgeous Hawke’s Bay 9 year old boy full of life. You may have seen his story, unfortunately Sam has been diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. Sam needs treatment at Starship Hospital for the next 3 years. What is worse is that Sam’s Dad, Derek, has undergone treatment for male breast cancer in 1995 and 2009 and his Mum, Helen, was also diagnosed and fought breast cancer 2½ years ago. Sam has 2 siblings who have had most of their childhood memories linked in some way to cancer.

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