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Wadestown Medical Practice

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I have COVID19 what do I do now?

January, 2022

Omicron in the community:

It was not a big surprise to hear over the weekend that Omicron is now present in the community in New Zealand. I would like to reassure you all that Wadestown Medical Practice is well prepared for this and that we will be here to help you through this time if you need us.

Thankfully, the majority of patients are fully vaccinated and many have received the booster vaccine. We have also had a good uptake of eligible children receiving their first Pfizer COVID vaccine. Thank you to parents that have brought their children to our vaccine clinics. The children have been stars at getting their vaccine.

At the medical practice, very little will change now that Omicron is here. We will continue to provide testing and vaccinating. We will continue to provide our usual services but these may need to be pared back if our staff do contract COVID and our staff numbers drop. To help us reduce transmission of the virus, if you think your consultation can be managed with a telephone or video consultation, we would appreciate this. We understand of course that not all consultations can be carried out this way and we are more than happy to see you if we need to.

Please let us know if you have respiratory symptoms when you call for a consultation. This includes a sore throat, cough, runny nose, sore ears, and/or fever. We are separating our respiratory patients from other patients by seeing them at the end of our clinics and also separate from our other patients. We will need to wear N95 masks and full PPE gear so it is important that we know if you have respiratory symptoms. Please always wear a mask when attending our practice or waiting outside.

A new doctor at Wadestown Medical Practice:

On Monday January 31st Dr Merryn Ng-Wai Shing will be joining us. She is spending this year learning the fine art of general practice. We are looking  forward to provide this training to Merryn. General Practice Medicine is very different to hospital medicine, where Merryn has been working to date.  She will be with us for 6 months and will be under the supervision of Dr Christine van Dalen. As a GP in training, her appointments will be longer than our usual 15 minute appointments, and will be reviewed by our senior doctors at the end of each session. We ask for your help in providing training to Merryn by accepting appointments with her. New Zealand needs well trained GPs and it is in all of our interests to support this training.

The Lift:

Many of you will know that we are having a lift installed to combine the upstairs and downstairs of the medical practice. We will then have 4 consulting rooms, 2 nurse rooms and 2 reception/administration areas. The lift has been a long time coming. We finally have made some progress with the upstairs area now being built to accommodate the life. There are still issues with the council and consent so as yet we do not know when the lift will finally be installed. We are hoping  that there will be minimal disruption to the medical practice when the lift is finally installed.

COVID19 VACCINES NOW AVAILABLE HERE

27/07/2021

Kia ora,

Wadestown Medical Practice is proud to announce that we are now offering the Pfizer COVID19 Vaccine. In order to best protect our community from COVID19 we are making the clinics for the vaccine a priority from 5:00pm to 7.30pm on weekdays and from 9.30am to 1pm on Saturdays. You MUST have a booked appointment to receive your vaccines. If you wish to bring your teenager with you please lt us know in advance.

This will mean that our medical centre general practice appointments will finish a little earlier in the afternoon, in order for our hard working staff to run these clinics safely and efficiently.

Please do not contact our medical centre reception about this. Instead we have a dedicated COVID19 Vaccine Clinic team who you can contact with all your details to arrange both of your vaccines, their details are:

Phone between 9am and 12pm weekdays:  027-380-1236  or text 027 380 1236 any time with your name and NHI number.

Email: covidvaccine@wadestownmedical.co.nz with your preferred weekday evening/Saturday availability. 

If you are not a patient of ours:

Book your COVID Vaccines with us online

Go to www.BookMyVaccine.co.nz

Choose Wadestown Medical from the list – we are happy to help.

 

Or phone the national bookings team: 0800 28 29 26 (8am to 8pm 7 days)

We especially encourage you to contact us if you are in Group 3 and have not yet been offered your vaccinations. For those of you who are not currently enrolled with Wadestown Medical Practice, our centre will be available to book via the national COVID19 vaccine booking system; we will update you when we are on the National Booking System.

If you are in Group 4 please get in touch via email as we would welcome adding you to our cancellation list to call people if some cannot make an appointment due to illness. We do not want to waste any vaccines. covidvaccine@wadestownmedical.co.nz

Thank you for your patience as we arrange vaccines for our community, we know these clinics have been highly anticipated so we intend to respond to all requests as soon as we are able to.

What to expect when you come for your COVID19 Vaccine appointment:

  • You must book an appointment in advance, no walk-ins will be accepted.

  • There is no charge for your vaccine.

  • Only those 12 years and over can have the vaccine.

  • You will need to wait here at least 15 minutes after having your vaccine.

  • You must be well on the day of your vaccine.

  • You may bring a support person if absolutely necessary but due to our small waiting area it is best if only those who have an appointment for a vaccine are here.

  • Please come on time for your appointment and do not miss your appointment so that your vaccine does not go to waste.

  • If you are unwell on the day or discover you cannot make your appointment you will need to call or email our COVID Vaccine team to reschedule. Give us as much warning as you can!

  • Please wear clothes that enable our vaccinators to easily access your upper arm. While you wait for your vaccine you can help us by removing your coat/outer layer(s) in preparation for your vaccine.

  • You will need to wait at least 2 weeks after any vaccine before you can have your COVID19 vaccines. Please let our COVID Vaccine team know if you have had a vaccine recently.

  • Please let us know if you have ever had any severe reaction to anything in the past eg. Throat swelling, anaphylaxis or severe rash. Or if you have any blood disorder, as we may have to monito your vaccine appointment differently.
     

Thanks,

The Team at Wadestown Medical

Are you or someone in your family finishing highschool or starting university soon?

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If you would like to register for Manage My Health (MMH) so that you can receive your lab results online please tell your doctor when you come in or email us at reception@wadestownmedical.co.nz 

We are now accepting standard GP consultation bookings via MMH.
 

MMH is a secure way of accessing your:

  • Lab results (from the date you sign up)

  • Vaccination history

  • And enables you to receive and send secure messages with your doctor
    (for complete consultations via MMH there will be a fee).

For more information go to: www.managemyhealth.co.nz 

“He mauri korero, he mauri wānanga”

 

Through talking about how we feel, together we can find a better way.

Welcome to the Wadestown Medical Practice website.

 

We are a small, friendly medical centre, with three doctors and four nurses. We are located in the heart of Wadestown, next to the Wadestown Kitchen cafe, on the Wilton-Rongotai bus route. 

 

We are open from 8am to 5pm, on weekdays.

We are currently accepting new patients From the Wadestown/Wilton area only. If you are new to the area, or simply would like to change to a doctor situated closer to where you live, please click on the 'enrol now' link below or give us a call. 

 

It is Wadestown Medical Practice’s Policy to notify you of all your test results and we will endeavour to do this within two weeks, even if they are normal.

 

Please be assured however, that if your results are significantly abnormal you will be notified much sooner.

COVID19 swab results done at our clinic will receive their result from us usually between 24-48 hours depending on how busy that laboratory is that processes these. If you have a positive COVID19 result from us or elsewhere do get in touch with us to arrange your treatment plan.