News

News / 21.07.2021

At present we're experiencing a high volume of appointment requests and phone calls due to the increase in upper respiratory illness. If you cannot see an appointment on the day and you feel it is urgent please phone us, our nurses will triage your call...

News / 07.07.2021

COVID 19 Immunisation: Canterbury DHB has created a public website (vaccinatecanterburywestcoast.nz) to provide information about the vaccination roll out, including asked questions, resources and links through to sites with more information. Eligible groups will receive a text message with instructions on how to book. You...

News / 19.04.2021

Flu vaccines available. Free for those over the age of 65 years, or for those with a chronic condition (e.g. diabetes, heart disease, respiratory issues). They are also available for others at a fee of $35. Please book through our Manage My Health portal or call...

News / 19.04.2021

We kindly ask that all patients respect our ‘One Problem Per Consultation Policy’. The main reason for this request is for clinical safety. We know that taking time to attend a doctors appointment can sometimes be difficult and therefore patients may save up their problems to...

News / 23.03.2021

Our new GP registrar, Dr Isabel Lee has joined us for 6 months. She has a wide variety of experience from her time working in the hospital. We are pleased to welcome her to our team and she is looking forward to supporting you with your...

News / 15.03.2021

Covid: we would like to remind you that at Level 1, we are still required to have patients sign in at Reception or use the manual tracer of the QR code. Any patient with respiratory/sore throat symptoms, should call first and discuss their condition with a...

News / 15.03.2021

We encourage patients to respect the allocated consultation time of 15minutes. However there will be times that delays arise as our doctors may be required to unexpectedly manage acute cases. To reduce your inconvenience we will now text you before your appointment if your doctor...

News / 02.12.2020

Please be advised that we will be closing for the Christmas / New Year period from 1pm 24th December 2020 – 5th January 2021 Our phones will be answered by our After-Hours Services 24 hours a day/7 days a week over this time so please call...

News / 20.07.2020

North Avon Medical Centre achieved Cornerstone Accreditation last year which is a standard set by the Royal College of General Practitioners to ensure our ongoing commitment to quality and best practice for our patients. We also achieved the Teaching status which puts us on the map...

News / 07.07.2020

We encourage you to get virtual. This provide the best service remotely that we can offer. We will be using a secure web telehealth site called Doxy.me. Video consults are appropriate for the following consultation types: Repeat Winz certificatesRepeat ACC certificatesRoutine medication and chronic disease reviews eg...