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.
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.