Everyone needs to be active and eat well to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It increases your quality of life and your sense of wellbeing.
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
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.
Are you prepared this season?
Do you have seasonal medications? i.e allergy and hay fever
Do you have enough prescription medicines while we are closed?
Does you next check-up fall during the holiday? (maybe you need to plan a visit earlier)
Have you taken note of the closing dates of our practice?
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.
For details of our Holiday hours please see Opening hours page.
We will be back to normal hours from Monday 8th Jan 2018
Take control of your health and look after yourself.
The Movember Foundation is a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives.
Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising $825 million and funding over 1,000 projects focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and suicide prevention.
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.
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.
DAFFODIL DAY 31 AUGUST 2018
What is Daffodil Day?
The Cancer Society of New Zealand's Daffodil Day symbolises hope for 1 in 3 New Zealanders affected by cancer.
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.
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.
Bowel cancer is a malignant growth that develops inside the bowel. It is also called colon, rectal or colorectal cancer.
Bowel cancer is the second highest cause of cancer death in New Zealand, but it can be treated successfully if it is detected and treated early.