Updates from the Practice Team

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR HOURS

Dec 11 2017

"Seasons Greetings from all the team at Khandallah Medical Centre"

Opening hours over the holiday period below:-

DECEMBER:

Monday 25 December 2017 - CLOSED

Tuesday 26 December 2017 -  CLOSED

Wednesday 27 December 2017 - 9.00am - 4.00pm

Thursday 28 December 2017 - 9.00am - 4.00pm

Friday 29 December 2017 - 9.00am - 4.00pm

JANUARY:

Monday 1 January 2018 - CLOSED

Tuesday 2 January 2018 - CLOSED

Wednesday 3 January 2018 - 9.00am - 4.00pm

Thursday 4 January 2018 - 9.00am - 4.00pm

Friday 5 January 2018 - 9.00am - 4.00pm

Monday 22 January 2018  Wellington Anniversary Day- CLOSED

FEBRUARY:

Tuesday 6 February 2018 Waitangi Day - CLOSED

 

NO LATE NIGHTS FROM 

Monday the 8th January 2018 - Wednesday the 7th February 2018 - 8.00am - 6.00pm

Normal Hours Will Resume Thursday 8th February 2018 

 

 

Wellington SCL Labs

Wellington SCL Labs wishes to advise that the Khandallah Collection facility will not be operating from Monday 25th December until 5th January Inclusive.

Normal hours resume Monday the 8th January 2018

Johnsonville Collection Centre 1st floor,24 Moorefield Road in Johnsonville will operate as follows:

Monday- Friday (Excluding all public holidays) 8.00am-5.00pm 

Further information regarding opening hours for collection centres in all areas can be found at www.wellingtonscl.co.nz or by phoning 043815900

Enrolment

Dec 04 2017

We welcome new patients from our local area and surrounding suburbs only; please print and fill out the attached enrolment forms and drop them back to us along with any residence information needed. Click on the links for the Enrolment Package and for Compass Health's Health Privacy Statement.

Closing early

Sep 13 2017
We will be closing at 5.30pm this Friday the 15th Sept as we are migrating our server to the cloud.

Hepatitis C treatment is now available in NZ

Aug 17 2017

Many mostly middle -aged people may not know they are carriers of Hepatitis C.
If you read the following information, and think you should be tested , please see your GP, who will arrange testing, in confidence.

Who should be tested for HCV infection?

Injectable drug use is the most common risk factor for HCV infection (based on people diagnosed during acute infection).
The risk of sexual transmission of HCV is low and occurs mainly in people who are infected with HIV.
It is recommended that all patients with risk factors for chronic HCV infection undergo testing.
This includes people who:

  • Have used injectable drugs
  • Received a blood transfusion or organ transplant in New Zealand, or another developed country, prior to July, 1992*
  • Have migrated from or received a medical or dental intervention in a region with high HCV prevalence. This includes Eastern Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, Western and Central Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent.
  • Have spent time in prison, which can be associated with injectable drug use and unsafe tattooing practices
  • Have a tattoo, body piercing or alteration, e.g. scarification, which was performed in an unsafe environment, e.g. in prison or in a country with a high prevalence of HCV (see above)
    Have a history of acute hepatitis, jaundice or persistently elevated ALT level
  • Were born to an HCV infected mother; mother to infant transmission occurs in approximately 5% of cases

Patient Experience Survey: 7th to 11th August

Aug 04 2017

During the week of 7th to 11th August, our practice is participating in a national survey to find out what your experience with health care is like and how your overall care is managed.

Taking part is voluntary. You can choose to say no.

If you take part, your responses will be anonymous and your privacy protected throughout. We will share your contact details, including email address and mobile number, only so that you may receive an invitation to complete the survey online.

By taking part in the survey, you would be helping to improve care and access to health services in local communities across

New Zealand. www.hqsc.govt.nz

FAQs

What do I need to do to participate?

Have a consultation with either the doctor or nurse during the survey dates. Confirm or provide your individual email address and/or mobile phone number with reception staff.

Do I have to take part?

No. We would really appreciate your feedback but you can ignore the email or SMS you might receive.

Who can see my feedback?

Any feedback you provide is anonymous. There is the option to provide your contact details at the end of the survey if you need someone from your Practice to contact you, but this is completely up to you.

How long will it take?

The time it takes to complete the survey depends on your answers. Generally it takes 5-15 minutes, but may take a little longer if you have a lot you’d like to say.

Can I fill it out while I wait for my appointment?

No, we are not offering paper or tablet options currently.

If some of the questions don’t apply to me do I just skip them?

Yes and the survey will skip you past questions depending on previous answers.

Does it save if I get interrupted?

Yes. Every time you click ‘next’ your response is saved. Clicking on your survey link (or re-entering your SMS code) will take you back to where you were up to.

Is it multi-choice or do I write all the answers?

Mostly multi-choice but there are several places where you can explain things in your own words.

Do I have to do it online? I don’t have internet access / email address / I would do it on paper if you gave it to me now...

No internet access: is there anywhere locally that you access free Wi-Fi or internet e.g. Practice or library?

No email address: we can text message you a code which you enter at www.myexperience.health.nz

We’re trying to move away from paper based surveys so that we can collate your feedback faster.

Will my contact details be misused?

No. There are strict privacy rules and protocols around the survey and use of patient information.

 

Enrolment

Apr 18 2017
We welcome new patients from our local area and surrounding suburbs only; please print and fill out the attached enrolment forms and drop them back to us along with any residence information needed. Click on the links for the Enrolment Package and for Compass Health's Health Privacy Statement.

Flu vaccine season has arrived

Apr 18 2017
We have this year’s influenza vaccine in stock and invite those who wish to have a vaccine to book an appointment with the nurses. This is an inactivated vaccine and therefore cannot infect you with the flu (it encourages the body to make antibodies against the flu strains that we expect to arrive this winter). It is free until the 31st December 2017 for pregnant women; all over 65 years and for those of all ages who have chronic conditions, such as asthma, bronchitis, CORD, heart disease etc. For those not in the subsidised categories there is a charge of $32.

Drivers’ Licence Medicals

Apr 18 2017
All patients, aged 75 years or more, require a regular full medical check to ensure they are fit to drive a motor vehicle and retain their drivers’ licence. This usually requires a double appointment as it is a comprehensive assessment, with a four page document that needs to be completed by your doctor. The fee range is between $140 and $180. There is no significant government subsidy for this appointment and we are not able to attend to other medical issues at that time. Older patients will require a memory test score at the medical centre and some will require an on road test or simulated driving assessment elsewhere.

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