Updates from the Practice Team

Closing Early Friday 1st November

Oct 29 2019
We are closing early on Friday 1st November. We will be open 8am – 2pm. This is to allow for an upgrade to our computer system.  We apologise for any inconvenience.

MMR Update

Oct 23 2019

The Ministry of Health and the District Health Board have informed us that we are now able to order MMR vaccines for the following priority groups:

-   The priority group for vaccination for all of New Zealand (except Auckland) is the 15 month and 4 year childhood vaccinations. 

-   Infants travelling to Auckland or overseas to an area of measles concern can be given their first MMR vaccine from 12 months of age (This should happen at least 2 weeks before travel).

We will be recalling our infants who are due to have their 15 month and 4 year old immunisations as normal. 

We will update our website if and when the priority groups change. 

Many thanks from your KNM team 

Labour Day - Closed

Oct 23 2019
We will be closed on Labour Day, Monday 28th October. If you need urgent medical care please go to After Hours 17, Adelaide Road which is open until 11pm. We open on Tuesday 29th October at 8am

Update on recent PHO Cyber Attack

Oct 07 2019
You may have heard in the media that the Primary health organisation to which Kelburn Northland Medical belongs has been the subject of a cyber attack.
Our General Practice systems were not part of the Tū Ora Compass Health cyber attack. Your doctors notes and patient portal are safe.
To support us to provide you with health services we send some of your personal information to Tū Ora Compass Health. There is no evidence that any of this personal information has been accessed, but Tū Ora Compass Health cannot know for sure. Personal information on you that may have been accessed could include your name, date of birth, national health identity number and prescription information.
If you want more information or are concerned, please visit the cyber incident support page www.compasshealth.org.nz or call the Ministry of Health hotline on 0800 499 500

Early closing: 4pm on Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 16th October

Oct 07 2019

We will be closing earlier than usual, at 4pm, on Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 16th October to allow for staff training. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.  

MMR update

Sep 27 2019

The Ministry of Health and the District Health Board have informed us that we are now able to order MMR vaccines for the following priority groups:

-   The priority group for vaccination for all of New Zealand (except Auckland) is the 15 month and 4 year childhood vaccinations. 

-   Infants travelling to Auckland or overseas to an area of measles concern can be given their first MMR vaccine from 12 months of age (This should happen at least 2 weeks before travel).

We will be recalling our infants who are due to have their 15 month and 4 year old immunisations as normal

We will update our website if and when the priority groups change. 

Many thanks from your KNM team 

MMR update

Sep 19 2019

The latest information that we have from the DHB and Ministry of Health is as follows:

The Ministry of Health and District Health Board are currently in discussion regarding the distribution of the MMR vaccines. 

We do not have any MMR vaccines in stock at present and are unable to order these from the supplier.  

When stock is allocated to us we will be using this to protect our most vulnerable populations and only vaccinating people from priority groups. 

The priority for practices outside of Auckland will be

  •  To maintain the Childhood Immunisation Schedule with the first dose of MMR vaccine being given at 15 months and the second at 4 years of age
  •  Infants travelling to Auckland can be given MMR 1 from 12 months of age. This should happen at least 2 weeks before travel

We will continue to update our website on a regular basis. 

 

Dr Emma Dunning availability update

Sep 17 2019

Due to family illness Dr Emma Dunning will be reducing her hours for the next three months. She will be available to see her patients on most Wednesday mornings and Thursday afternoons, and via the patient portal.   Our other doctors and our nurses will be available to care for her patients on other days. Apologies for any delays or inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding.

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