July 2021 Update

July 2021 Update

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 do not need to phone the medical centre. You need to have at least 2 weeks between the the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and the flu vaccine.

Flu vaccine programme is now underway by appointment, you need to have at least 2 weeks between the the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and the flu vaccine.

Our Doctors, Nurses and Reception Staff continue to work extremely hard to provide you with the best service possible – Often under difficult circumstances, especially when we have emergencies to deal with. We appreciate your understanding and kindness when dealing with our team members. 

We would like to remind you that at Level 1, we are still required to have patients sign in at Reception with the QR COVID Tracer. Any patients with respiratory symptoms, should call first and discuss their condition with a nurse. The nurse will do an assessment over the phone and if you need to be seen at the practice, you may be asked to wait in the car. If you meet the Ministry of Health criteria, a free COVID swab will be offered at the Centre. If you need to see a GP, this will be arranged, and you will be asked to wear a mask. Results of COVID swabs are texted to you as soon as they become available.

If you have a medical emergency or are acutely unwell, please call 111. If you have an urgent/acute condition, do not use Manage My Health, call us to speak to a nurse. Test results can take some time to be available and reviewed by the Doctor. You will be contacted once viewed and you may be able to new on Manage My Health. Please, arrive on time, as your Doctor may not be able to see you if you are late. If you a pushed for time we welcome you prior to your appointment to see how the Doctor is running. Appointments are for 15 minutes to cover 1 or 2 issues. If you have more issues, please book 2 appointments. Driver Licences require an appointment to be booked with both the Doctor and Nurse please phone reception to make arrangements. If you have a mole which you are concerned about or which has changed, book a single appointment with the Doctor they may then suggest a further appointment for removal.