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Measles

Measles

Measles is a highly contagious disease that can be life threatening. Find out what the symptoms are and how immunisation can protect you and your family.

ATTENTION: If you think you or your child has Measles

DO NOT COME INTO THE SURGERY

Follow Isolation precautions.

If you have measles - You will be infectious from five days before and until five days after the rash appears

Stay away from places with other people* so you do not infect others

If you have been exposed to someone who has measles and you are not immune or vaccinated - You need to stay away from places with other people* for 14 days after you were last exposed to a case so you do not infect others.

Contact your doctor’s practice and arrange to have the measles Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine

For advice: Get free health advice from a registered nurse, 24 hours a day from Healthline on 0800611116

Alternatively phone our practice nurses on 09 294 3005 option 1 during business hours.

Due to the high volume of calls our nurses may not be able to take your call immediately and you may have to go on a call back list.

Get Active in the New Year

 Get Active in the New Year

Physical activity

Everyone needs to be active and eat well to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It increases your quality of life and your sense of wellbeing.

Healthy eating

What and how much you eat and drink, and being physically active are important for your health.

Being healthy improves your quality of life and your sense of wellbeing. Being healthy also means that you are more likely to be around longer for your whānau.

Community Services Card

Community Services Card

Community Services Card

If you think that you might be eligible for a CSC you can contact the MSD call centre on 0800 999 999

The Community Services Card (CSC) can help individuals and their families with the costs of health care. It entitles the holder and their family to a reduction in the cost of some health services and prescriptions.

Christmas and New Year Holiday Tips

Christmas and New Year Holiday Tips

Are you prepared this season?

  1. Do you have seasonal medications? i.e allergy and hay fever

  2. Do you have enough prescription medicines while we are closed?

  3. Does you next check-up fall during the holiday? (maybe you need to plan a visit earlier)

  4. Have you taken note of the closing dates of our practice?

  5. We will be operating with a skeleton staff over the two short weeks between the 27th Dec and the 5th Jan and we will only be booking appointments on the day. Our phones will also only be on at the practice between 8.30 am and 3.30 pm over these short weeks. Outside of these hours calls will divert to our after hours service.

  6. For details of our Holiday hours please see Opening hours page.

  7. We will be back to normal hours from Monday 8th Jan 2018

Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common cancer for women affecting one in nine New Zealand women over their lifetime. While uncommon, men can get breast cancer too. 

These days breast cancer's much more treatable if its found early. but tragically, around 650 women die of the disease every year. Every woman needs to be breast aware from the age of 20 and consider starting mammograms in their 40's to help reduce the risk of advanced breast cancer.

Stoptober :

 Stoptober :

Do you need help to Stop smoking?

Your body begins to repair itself as soon as you quit smoking.

Quit for yourself, your whānau, your friends and your pocket. Improve not only your health but the health of your loved ones, and get more out of life.

Maybe you’ve tried to quit before and failed. It can be tough to quit smoking – 80% of current smokers would not smoke if they had their life over again.

However, every day people show it can be done. Read about people who have quit at Quitline blogs.

Know the signs of Stroke:THINK F A S T

 Know the signs of Stroke:THINK F A S T

Is it a stroke? Check it out the FAST way! Call 111 immediately if you suspect a stroke!

The FAST campaign encourages New Zealanders to learn the key signs of stroke and to act fast by calling 111 if they suspect a stroke. Prompt action can save lives, improve recovery and reduce ongoing costs from stroke to families, caregivers and the health services. It is vital to recognise when someone is having a stroke and to start treatment as soon as possible, because the sooner medical treatment begins, the more likely brain damage can be reduced and a better outcome achieved.

 

 

Health promotions by colour.

Health promotions by colour.

Awareness days by colour.

June: Purple: Elder abuse awareness day

August: Yellow: Daffodil day CLICK FOR INFORMATION ON DAFFODIL DAY. 

September: Blue: Prostate cancer awareness For more information on Blue September click here 

October: Pink: Breast cancer awareness for more information click here

November: White: You can stop violence against women.