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FLU VACCINES NOW AVAILABLE AGAIN. PLEASE BOOK WITH THE NURSES.

APPOINTMENTS-We have a number available online but every day also have a good number which are only made available in the morning. This is so we can see patients with urgent problems. If you can’t book on line, please phone as we will always try our best to see you if you have an urgent problem. This especially applies to sick children who we will endeavour to see asap.

We now have an EVENING SURGERY once per month-on the last Tuesday of each month . Next evening surgery 25/6/19. Drs Tom Martin and Mary Daly will be available until 7pm. Please book online .

LOWER FEES FOR COMMUNITY SERVICES CARD HOLDERS.

YOUR LAB RESULTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE.

As before, you will be formally notified of any significant abnormal results requiring follow up.

We now text some results /information to you if we have your number and consent. Please let us know if you are happy to receive texts from us. These are sent as “no reply” texts.

Those who are registered for online bookings will be asked to fill out a confidentiality form when you next come in order to try and protect your privacy when you use these services.

Please note-we try to return messages left in a timely fashion -sometimes this may be the following day for non urgent issues. If you have an urgent issue-please wait to speak to a receptionist. Please leave a clear name, date of birth and contact number for us to return your call.

For non urgent requests /contact, you can email us at [email protected] . This is NOT for urgent medical problems as the response time will be 24-48 hours.

Repeat scripts require 24 hours notice and may not be done if your usual doctor is away that day. If you urgently need medication, make an appointment with one of the doctors.

Thank you.

 

 

 

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Dr Hayley (Yanan) Hu is currently away on maternity leave. We wish her all the best with her new impending arrival ! Hayley is hoping to return part time in a few months.

Dr Karusha will be looking after her patients from July.  Please make an appointment with Dr Mary Daly, Mary K, Tom Martin or Steve Harris in the interim.

We welcome our new doctor in July-Dr Karusha Ramsamy.

Karusha grew up in South Auckland and is passionate about serving her local community.

She attained her medical degree from the University of Auckland. Karusha enjoys all aspects of her work, especially getting to know people and the families and communities they are part of.

When not at work, Karusha enjoys spending time with her young family.

 

MEASLES INFORMATION

Measles is an extremely contagious viral illness with symptoms of fever (>38), runny nose, cough, conjunctivitis , white spots in the mouth and a rash developing 2-4 days after the first symptoms. It has an incubation period of 10-12 days and is caught through the air by infected droplets (which can survive 2 hours in the air) or direct contact with the secretions from the nose or throat of infected persons, including touching contaminated items or surfaces. The rash lasts about a week.

If you think you or your child possibly have measles or contacted someone with measles, please speak to a nurse  .DO NOT COME IN OR MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. The nurse will advise you on appropriate care. This may involve us coming to see you or your child at home.

There is no treatment-just supportive care, good nutrition, vitamin A supplements and good fluid intake. Serious complications (ear infections, diarrhoea, pneumonia, encephalitis) will require treatment and possible hospital admission.

MEASLES VACCINATIONS

The MMR vaccine is part of the national schedule and your child is protected if he or she has had their 15 month and 4 year MMR vaccinations.

If you were born after  1 Jan 1969 you may not be fully immunised and are eligible for vaccination.

Infants aged 6 months or over may be given their first MMR early if necessary. They will still need a further 2 vaccinations.

PLEASE CALL AND SPEAK TO OUR NURSES IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS OR WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A VACCINATION. These vaccinations are FREE.

 

 

Our charges are less for our patients who have Community Services Cards.

For adults with a CSC, a consultation is now $18.50 .Please ensure you bring this with you when you

see the doctor.

We now offer free consultations for all patients under 14 years old.

We know this will make a huge difference to many patients  .

DR PATRICK KAY -CARDIOLOGIST , is available for consultations from Roselands Doctors premises on Wednesday afternoons (fortnightly). This will be very convenient for all South Auckland patients who will not need to travel into the city to see a cardiologist. He is an accredited provider with several insurance companies including Southern Cross and is an Associate Professor at Middlemore Hospital.

Everyone over 65 and many others with health conditions are eligible for free vaccinations. Please ask the nurses .

The shingles vaccine (Zostavax) will be available for free to those over 65 . You can get the flu and shingles vaccination at the same time.

 

 

 
 
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