Updates from the Practice Team

Fees Update

Sep 30 2016

Annual fee increases effective from 1 October 2016. For enrolled patients aged 25 to 64 years the consultation fee will increase from $52 to $54. The casual consultation fee will increase to $84 . Updated fees lists will be available as soon as other service increases are confirmed.

Winter Newsletter

Aug 17 2016
Until now, our quarterly newsletter has only been available in hard copy at the practice, however from today we will posting a link here each time its updated. 

NEWSFLASH

Jul 27 2016

Thursday 21 July 2016

Dr Aine McCoy has announced today that she is stepping down as a Partner of Peninsula Medical Centre after 18 years in this leading role.

We welcome Dr Ken Looi in her place to join Drs Rose Dodd, Jeffrey Law and Chitra Karunanidhi as a Partner.

Dr McCoy will continue as an Associate GP at the practice and with reduced sessions. Her patient list is now closed.

Dr Ken Looi has worked at Peninsula Medical Centre as an Associate GP for the last 1 ½ years and is very well regarded by patients and staff alike. He has a special interest in minor surgery and joint injections.

 He will formally take up his position as a Partner on 29 August 2016 when he returns from competing in the World Unicycle Championships in Spain and we look forward to working with him in this new capacity. 

Staff Vacancies!

Jun 27 2016

Peninsula Medical Centre is looking for an experienced Practice Nurse (as advertised on Trade Me) 24-32 hours per week (early August start) and a Female Doctor 5 sessions per week (late August Start). For more information, please call Vicki (Practice Manager) on 380 8855.

News Flash

Mar 15 2016

THE FLU VACCINES HAVE ARRIVED AT PMC... earlier than expected.

Avoid delay.

Contact the practice now for an appointment.

FREE TO:

Pregnant women – All trimesters

 AND THOSE WITH:

Chronic respiratory disease

Diabetes

Heart Disease/stroke

Autoimmune disease

Children hospitalised for a respiratory illness

AND THOSE:

Over 65 years.


 

News Flash March 2016

Mar 01 2016

STAFF CHANGES

We warmly welcome Dr Joanna (Jo) White to PMC.  Joanna is a New Zealander, who graduated from Otago in 2009 and has recently returned from UK where she worked for the NHS for 2 ½ years. She will be working Tuesday to Friday and welcomes new patient registrations.

Dr Nina Baker’s hours are now Monday to Thursday.

Autumn Practice Newsletter 2016

Mar 01 2016

AUTUMN NEWSLETTER  MARCH 2016

We hope you enjoyed and benefitted from the splendid weather in Wellington during summer.

We now encourage you to plan for the cooler times ahead.  This includes taking the proactive steps to maintain a healthy diet, take regular exercise and minimise the risk of getting the flu by having a flu vaccination.   Watch this space for more details about vaccine availability.  We have been advised that this will be towards the end of March.  The vaccine is FREE for those aged 65 and older, and also for those of any age with certain medical conditions.  For further information please go to http://www.fightflu.co.nz/ or contact the surgery.

 

PROTECT YOUR UNBORN CHILD:

Did you know….!
Free whooping cough vaccine (boostrix) is available for pregnant women from 28 to 38 weeks gestation. This is an important vaccine aimed at protecting  Mum-to-Be  and their new born  during baby’s  first 6 weeks  of life.  See the Ministry of Health link for more details http://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/healthy-living/immunisation/immunisation-pregnant-women  or contact the surgery. DON’T MISS OUT.

 

CHILDREN’S IMMUNISATIONS:

Remember timeliness is the key.   In order to gain the maximum benefit, we encourage you to book ahead for your child’s immunisation appointments at 6 wks, 3 mths, 5 mths and 15 mths.  Our Practice Nurses are happy to answer any questions.  For more information  check out http://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/healthy-living/immunisation/immunise-your-children.

 

CHANGES TO OUR ANSWER PHONE SERVICE:

We have made a few small changes to our voicemail/telephone services. Please listen carefully when you phone the surgery and follow the prompts.


UPCOMING PUBLIC HOLIDAYS – OPENING HOURS

EASTER WEEKEND                                                      ANZAC WEEKEND

Thursday 24 March   OPEN 8am to 6pm                                       Friday 22 April        OPEN 8am to 6pm

Friday  25 March        CLOSED                                                         Saturday 23 April   CLOSED

Saturday 26 March   CLOSED                                                          Monday 25 April    CLOSED

Monday 28 March     CLOSED

 

FOR URGENT APPOINTMENTS DURING  PUBLIC HOLIDAYS  SEE HOME PAGE FOR AFTER HOURS CONTACT DETAILS

                   

 

A REMINDER ABOUT  OUR ADDITIONAL  SERVICES

Endometrial biopsy       - Dr McCoy , Dr Dodd and Dr Baker

Pessary insertion           - Dr McCoy, Dr Dodd, Dr Karunanidhi and Dr Baker

Jadelle insertion            – Dr Baker

IUCD insertion               – Dr McCoy and Dr Baker

Joint injection                – Dr Looi

 

PMC TEAM IN ACTION

Staff enjoying a fun run/walk  “Round the Bays” in  February 2016.