Updates from the Practice Team

SUMMER PRACTICE NEWSLETTER 2015

Dec 11 2015

 

 

As we near the end of yet another very busy year at PMC, we wish our valued patients a very happy and safe festive season. 

But should you need our services, our opening hours over the holiday period are

December 24: 8am-5pm   

December 25-28: CLOSED

December 29-31: 8am-5pm 

January 1-4: CLOSED

From Tuesday 5 January 2016 onwards we return to normal opening hours


Staff News : 2015 has seen a few changes in our staffing with the appointment of Vicki Prebble, Practice Manager replacing John Blake who held the role for over 19 years.   The transition has been easy with John remaining in an administrative role.

Another long serving staff member Dr Andrea Crichton, who provided sessional cover for Dr Aine McCoy over the last 12 years, resigned earlier this month, to concentrate on further study and spend more time with her young family.  We will miss her but wish her well.  She promises not to lose touch.

A number of the staff recently enjoyed a fun historical tour of Miramar Peninsula, with Dr Aine making an excellent tour guide.  We learned quite a bit about the area, visiting the Massey and Ataturk Memorials, where we savoured the delights of a scrumptious picnic overlooking Breaker Bay while trying to imagine what our ANZAC soldiers endured all those years ago.  We are truly fortunate to live in NZ.


Christmas Appeal: Amongst the tinsel that decorates the Waiting Room over the next couple of weeks is a corner dedicated to Women’s Refuge.  We ask that you support this worthy cause if you have a small spare (new) gift that you would like to donate to children, who may otherwise not  be aware that it is that time of the year – for giving.  All donations will be gratefully received and delivered to Women’s Refuge on Mon 19 Dec.

New Services

A reminder about some additional services available at PMC:

Endometrial biopsy - Dr McCoy , Dr Dodd , Dr Baker

Pessary insertion - Drs McCoy, Dodd, Karunanidhi and Baker

Jadelle insertion – Dr Baker

IUCD insertion – Dr McCoy

Joint injection – Dr Looi

Festive best wishes from the PMC team.

NEWSFLASH

Nov 20 2015

It is with regret that we announce Dr Andrea Crichton's departure from PMC.

Andrea has been an invaluable member of the PMC team, providing sessional cover for Dr Aine McCoy, during the last 12 years, and we are very sad to say farewell to her on the 3rd of December.

Andrea has plans to study and spend more time with her family.

We wish her well.

Patients registered with Andrea can be assured that they will be looked after by any of the remaining GPs and are advised to contact the surgery to discuss their options. Those who don't manage to make contact will automatically be allocated another GP for registration purposes but can change at anytime, should they wish to do so.

The Team at PMC. 

Spring Practice Update

Sep 14 2015

We welcome Spring all that it brings - daylight saving (27th September clocks forward), blue skies, blossoms and the end of winter illness.

NEWSFLASH: 

We are delighted to welcome our new Practice Manager Vicki Prebble, takes over from John Blake on Monday the 21st of September. John who has held the position for 19 years will assume a part time role as administrator. 

With the end of school term 3 approaching (25th September), we remind you that it is a good time to check that children's immunisations are up to date. While some of you may planing a break with your family, think about your own health too! Quitting smoking is a challenge for most smokers. "Stoptober" is here to help - See below for more details.

A healthy heart check could be the best early Christmas present to yourself. It only takes 15 minutes, contact the surgery for more information.

Did you know PMC offers a range of services including:

  • Minor Surgery (Dr Jeffrey Law, Dr Rose Dodd, and Dr Ken Looi)
  • Aclasta Infusions (Dr Aine McCoy, Dr Nina Baker, and Dr Ken Looi)
  • IUCD contraception (Dr Aine McCoy, and Dr Rose Dodd)
  • Jadelle contraception (Dr Nina Baker, and Dr Ken Looi)
  • Travel consultations/yellow fever vaccination (Dr Sarah Li)
  • Cervical smears with both doctors and nurses
  • Spirometry (lung function test) and ECGs

A final note:

  • We welcome new patients
  • We offer home visits in the eastern suburbs
  • Casual patients welcome
  • Same day consultations available with either a GP or a nurse
  • Routine appointment duration is 15 minutes, if you require more time please enquire at reception

 

Stoptober Challenge

Sep 04 2015

Have you thought about quitting smoking?

Why not take the STOPTOBER CHALLENGE this October?

Stop Smoking for 31 days.

You will not regret it.

For more information, or to sign up go to: www.stoptober.nz

 

 

Patient Satisfaction Survey 2015

Aug 19 2015

Thank you to all our patients who completed the survey in June this year.

The purpose of the survey is to find out what patients think about the quality of care received, so that the service can be improved further.

The survey uses the NZ version of the General Practice Assessment Questionnaire (GPAQ) developed by the National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, UK. The questions related to the level of satisfaction with Receptions, GPs and Nurses. The results were collated by Compass Health and compared with those of other practices within the Compass Health PHO and also against the national benchmark.

We are delighted to report that for the most part, our patients are very satisfied with the care they receive at Peninsula Medical Centre, with no “poor” or “very poor” responses to any of the questions.

We are not complacent however, and mindful that we can always do better.

We are aware that our patients cannot always see their own GP on a given day, but we endeavour to make “on the day” appointments available with another GP. Phoning through to speak with a doctor is an issue for some respondents. We are mindful that patients would prefer direct contact with their doctor to answer their questions. However, this can cause delays for those with booked appointments. We ask that you speak with a nurse who will discuss your concerns with your doctor and hopefully find a solution in a timely manner.

You will find a suggestion box in our Waiting Room throughout the year, for any comments, suggestions or concerns that you might have. We welcome the value your opinion, so please feel free to use it.


Thank you. 

The Team of PMC

Winter Practice Update

Jul 18 2015

Winter Ills and Chills

A friendly reminder that free flu vaccinations for over 65 year olds, and/or certain medical conditions, are available til the 11 September 2015. If you haven't had your vaccination yet, or you have any queries, please contact the surgery on 3808855.

Free medical care for under 13 year olds

All children registered with PMC, will receive free medical care from 1st July this year.

Did you know PMC offers a range of services including:

  • Minor Surgery (Dr Jeffrey Law, Dr Rose Dodd, and Dr Ken Looi)
  • Aclasta Infusions (Dr Aine McCoy, Dr Nina Baker, and Dr Ken Looi)
  • IUCD contraception (Dr Aine McCoy, and Dr Rose Dodd)
  • Jadelle contraception (Dr Nina Baker, and Dr Ken Looi)
  • Travel consultations/yellow fever vaccination (Dr Sarah Li)
  • Cervical smears with both doctors and nurses
  • Spirometry (lung function test) and ECGs

A final note:

  • We welcome new patients
  • We offer home visits in the eastern suburbs
  • Casual patients welcome
  • Same day consultations available with either a GP or a nurse
  • Routine appointment duration is 15 minutes, if you require more time please enquire at reception

The staff of PMC wish you and your family a warm and healthy winter.

Shared Care Record is live

Feb 09 2015

From 7 April 2014, a summary of your health records will be immediately available to hospital clinicians, afterhours GPs and general practice GPs, as the electronic Shared Care Record is launched in Wellington, Porirua, the Kapiti Coast and the Hutt Valley.

The Shared Care Record lets authorised health care providers, such as after hours GPs and hospital doctors, access a summary of information from your GP.

Information like your test results, medical conditions, allergies and prescribed medications will be shared. The information will be available at any time, even if our medical practice is closed.

The information is stored securely in New Zealand and all access to the information is recorded and routinely audited.

You can choose to withhold some or all of your information. However, if you choose to withhold your information, health professionals involved in your care, for example in an emergency or after hours situation, may not immediately have information available and this could delay appropriate treatment and mean additional tests are needed.

If you don’t wish other health providers to have access to your Shared Care Record, you can opt-out by calling us on 0800 727 664, telling your GP, or sending a letter to the freepost address below:

Freepost Authority Shared Care Record
Compass Health
PO Box 27380
Marion Square
Wellington 6141 (No stamp required)

For more information on the Shared Care Record Project, click here.

Welcome to our new website!

Feb 09 2015
Peninsula Medical Centre is proud to present our new website! Designed with the everyday patient in mind, our new website is completely functional on all devices; your computer; your tablet and your smartphone. Our new features include connection to our key services listing, enrolment and fees information, news updates and self-help resources and guides.

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