Patient Newsletters

August 2017

Enrolled patients can now book appointments online. Look for the ‘book an appointment’ tab for more information.

 

February 2017

From March 1st, Blood tests will be an additional charge to your doctor consult fee. Click this link for details: BT charge from March1st

 

January 2017

With the opening of the West Melton Medical Centre at the end of 2016, we are no longer accepting new enrolments from people who live in West Melton (unless they already have a family member, living in the same house, enrolled with us).

We welcome Dr Joanna Dixon- who starts here at the end of January.  She will not be taking on new patients for at least a month while she settles in. She will take over half of Dr Andy Shute’s old patient load (see December below for detail).

 

December 2016

We have sadly farewelled (on November 18th), Dr Andy Shute who has moved overseas.

Dr Shute’s registered patients have been split between Dr Natalie Dent and our new doctor Joanna Dixon who is due to start January 30th.  Those patients effected, who have a mobile number recorded for them, will have received texts advising them of their new registered doctor.

For Christmas/New Year hours we will only be closed weekends (as usual) and any statutory holidays. All other hours will be as normal.

 

September 2016

Welcome to Dr Natalie Dent. Natalie will be working Monday, Wednesday, Thursday (late night) and Friday morning.

We are currently taking new enrolments from local residents. Please see the ‘enrolment’ page for conditions and details.

Due to many missed appointments, we will now be automatically charging for non-attendance of booked appointments. If you no longer require an appointment, you must call reception to cancel. We use TXT2REMIND (text to remind) to prompt your memory if you’ve booked prior to the day. To receive this reminder, please ensure you keep your mobile details  up-to-date on our computer system.

February 2016

Following her retirement, the care of Lesley Bond’s patients has been taken over by Dr Mathew Hobbs.

January 2016

Welcome to our new doctor, Dr Mathew Hobbs.

Summer update 2015/16

We will be open normal hours Monday-Friday 8am to 5 pm over the Christmas/New Year’s period with the exception of the statutory holidays which are December 25th and 28th and January 1stand 4th.

If you need medical care outside our usual hours just call our phone number 3478 848 and you will be diverted to the Homecare afterhours phone triage service.      This service will advise the best course of action. The triage nurses may recommend home treatment, a next day appointment, calling an ambulance, or travelling in to Bealey Ave Afterhours.

We will not have any immunisation or smear clinics over the 24th December to the 18th January period,  but you are welcome to book these (especially the immunisations) in our normal nurse times over this brief period.

 

 

Spring update -2015

Do you know about all our great nurse services?

You can call our nurses for advice and results on 3478 848 then press 2 for the nurse line.

  • You can call the nurse for repeat prescriptions (if you have pre-organised this with your own GP).
  • Our nurses provide blood tests, blood pressure checks, wound care, immunisations, and asthma prevention instruction.
  • Free diabetes clinic on Thursday mornings. Available by appointment for enrolled patients.
  • Immunisation clinics Tuesdays and Fridays by appointment. Childhood vaccinations that are on the NZ schedule are free.
  • Extra flu immunisation clinics March-June annually.
  • $25 nurse-led smear clinics Wednesday mornings and Friday afternoons by appointment. You can see your GP at other times for this at a normal GP consult cost if you prefer.

 

Winter update- August 2015

The flu has hit Canterbury hard in the last 3 weeks as well as other Winter ailments.

The sudden rise in illness has resulted in our doctor appointments being booked up quickly.

You may find at this time of year you may need to wait until the next day, or even two days, to be seen by a doctor.

We do have nurse triage appointments set aside to see registered patients who urgently need to be seen on the same day. The triage nurse will make this decision based on the information provided.

As our dedicated phone triage nurse is very busy at this time of year also, you may need to leave a message on the answer phone- clearly leave your name and number and briefly what you’re calling about, and they will work to call you back as quickly as able.

In an emergency call 111.