Updates from the Practice Team

Extended Opening Hours

Jun 13 2018

Thank you for all your responses to our survey about increasing our hours. We were delighted that so many of our patients took the time to reply.  The results show that opening later in the evenings is the option which suits most people. So from Monday 25 June you will be able to book GP appointments up until 5.45pm Mondays to Thursdays. We believe that you get better care if you see your own doctor at each visit where possible, so we hope that you will be able to book on the night of the week your doctor is working.

Dr Scotty Newman will be working later on Mondays, Dr Guy Jenner on Tuesdays, Dr Kirsten Crooke on Wednesdays, Dr Emma Dunning on Thursdays. 

Dr Emily Cavana will now be working on alternate Friday afternoons in addition to her usual Monday and Wednesday mornings.

Queen's Birthday closing

May 30 2018

We will be closed on Monday 4th June for the Queen's Birthday public holiday. We will re-open at 8am on Tuesday 5th June.

Nurse Practitioner Clinics

Apr 27 2018
Maggie is one of our registered nurses, and is continuing her studies to become a Nurse Practitioner. In this role she will be able practice beyond the level of a registered nurse, for example she will be able to order tests and write prescriptions. Maggie will be providing clinics as part of her Nurse Practitioner training.  She will work alongside her GP supervisors in the practice. Her clinics will be on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings If you would like to book in with her, please call 04 939 9551.  The cost of appointments is $10 less than the equivalent Doctors appointment charge.

Needing an appointment on the day?

Mar 29 2018
If you ring in the morning asking for an appointment with your doctor on the same day often there isn’t one available. So we’re trying out a new way of caring for you. You might be offered the option of your doctor phoning you back to find out what you need.  Your doctor might be able to help you over the phone, or arrange tests before an appointment on another day, or write you a prescription.  At other times our receptionist or nurse might the one to help you. You don’t need to do anything differently, if this is an option for you our receptionist will talk with you about this when you ring.

Health Care Home & Extended Hours Poll

Mar 29 2018

Kelburn Northland Medical is introducing a new model of care called Health Care Home and we would like  your opinion on extending our hours. For more information click here

Toys

Mar 26 2018

Our toys are washed and or disinfected once a week.  For the protection of our little patients if your child has diarrohea or vomiting, a skin condition or an infectious disease such as chicken pox we ask that they not play with the toys.  If you feel a toy needs cleaning please let a staff member know.

Our opening hours over Easter

Mar 26 2018

During the Easter break we will be closed from Friday 30th March to Monday 2nd April.  Normal business hours resume on Tuesday 3rd April.  Please note that we will not be closing early on Thursday 29th March and will be open until 5:45 pm as usual.

If you need medical care during the Easter break the Wellington Accident and Urgent Medical Centre located at 17 Adelaide Road, Mount Cook is open everyday from 08:00 am to 11:00 pm.  This is a walk in service and no appointment is necessary.  In a medical emergency dial 111 and ask for an ambulance

The team at Kelburn Northland Medical wish you all a happy and safe holiday.

Delay in Flu Vaccines

Mar 19 2018

Unfortunately the arrival of the Flu vaccines has been delayed in New Zealand. We will update the website as soon as we have these in stock. The expected arrival is mid to late April. 

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