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Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2019

Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2019

Celebrated since 1975 each year is becoming a major fixture on the national calendar providing an opportunity for concentrated promotion, raising awareness and generating as much interest and positive change for Aotearoa as those who speak and think in te Reo Māori.

Māori Language Day is September 14 and commemorates the presentation of the 1972 Māori language petition to parliament.

Measles

Measles

Measles outbreak in Auckland

ATTENTION:

If you think you or your child has Measles DO NOT COME INTO THE SURGERY

Follow Isolation precautions.

If you are concerned about measles call Healthline on 0800 611 116 or call your GP.  Please do not just turn up to your GP, after hours or emergency department as you could potentially infect others.

RESOURCES HOW IS IT SPREAD?

Information from the MOH on Measles 

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.

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.