Updates from the Practice Team

Manage My Health - Book Now

Feb 14 2018

You can now very simply book an appointment on line if you are registered with Manage My Health

       
  • Top right had corner of the home page  you will find a button - Book Now
  • Press the button and it will take you to a booking page
  • From there click your Doctor and your preferred date
  • times of available appointments for that day will show at the bottom of the screen
  • Click on the time you want the appointment  and press the Green BOOK button
  • You will then be required to put in your email address and password for Manage My Health and a short explanation of why you need the appointment, tick the Terms and Conditions and lastly click the blue box Book Appointment you will then be sent confirmation of your appointment via email

Please Note:  This is for NON - URGENT appointments only -  If you require an URGENT appointment please phone  04 3837647 and speak to one of our Receptionist's or Nurse's

Take Control of your Health - Free Self Management Course - Island Bay

Feb 14 2018

Take Control of your Health - Free Self Management Course

Compass Health are providing a free self management course that could improve your life!

This course is suitable for people with health conditions such as:-

  • Diabetes
  • Heart Conditions
  • Stroke
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Migraine or Headaches
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Weight Concerns

Previous participants comments:-

"I found the course helpful in that it helped me understand my health conditions that had been worrying me"

"Listening to others share in a safe environment helps with your own issues and problems"

NEXT COURSE :-

 When:-   TUESDAY 1 MAY TO 12 JUNE 2018 - 6PM - 8.30PM

Where:-   ISLAND BAY COMMUNITY CENTRE - (Family members and friends are also welcome)

Book by ringing Compass Health on 0508 697 626 or email smcourse@compasshealth.org.nz

Light Refreshments will be served

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR HOURS

Dec 04 2017

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"Seasons Greetings from all the team at Island Bay Medical Centre"

Opening hours over the holiday period below:-

DECEMBER:

Monday 25 December 2017 - CLOSED

Tuesday 26 December 2017 -  CLOSED

Wednesday 27 December 2017 - 9am - 4.30pm

Thursday 28 December 2017 - 9am - 4.30pm

Friday 29 December 2017 - 9am - 4.30pm

JANUARY:-

Monday 1 January 2018 - CLOSED

Tuesday 2 January 2018 - CLOSED

Wednesday 3 January 2018 - 9am - 4.30pm

Thursday 4 January 2018 - 9am - 4.30pm

Friday 5 January 2018 - 9am - 4.30pm

Returning to normal hours Monday the 8 January 2018

Also just a reminder that Monday the 22 January 2018 is Wellington Anniversary Day and we will be  CLOSED

 

Kindly remember to request your repeat prescriptions before the holidays by either phone or Manage My Health.”

 

 

 

 

 

Menactra, an immunisation against some groups of meningococcal disease

Nov 17 2017

In 2012 due to a case of meningococcal disease some children will have been given a vaccination called Menactra, this is an immunisation against some groups of meningococcal disease.  At this time,  parents who requested the vaccination to protect their children were given the option of a reminder for a booster of this vaccination if their children were still at risk.

Currently Menactra is recommended and funded from 2 years of age for special groups as follows:

  • One dose for a close contacts of meningococcal disease case
  • Two doses for individuals post-haematopoietic stem cell transplantation; or following immunosuppression due to steroid or other immunosuppressive therapy longer than 28 days
  • Up to three doses plus booster doses (as appropriate) for individuals pre- or post-splenectomy; pre- or post-solid organ transplantation; with functional asplenia; complement deficiency (acquired or inherited); or who are HIV-positive

Menactra is not funded but can be administered as a booster if your child is in the following groups:

  • travelling to high-risk countries or before the Hajj
  • adolescents and young adults living in communal accommodation (e.g. in a hostel or at boarding school, in military accommodation, in correctional facilities or in other long-term institutions)

Therefore we are recommending that unless your child is at risk as per the criteria above, that they do not need the booster for this vaccine and we will take them off our reminder list.

However, feel free to call us on 383 7647 to make an appointment if you would still like your child to have the booster or if you would like further information about this.

Dr Regina Jefferies - New Patients

Nov 07 2017

Island Bay Medical Centre is very pleased to announce that Dr Regina Jefferies has joined our team permanently and is now accepting new patients from the Island Bay catchment area which extends as far as Melrose - Berhampore - Happy Valley  and Houghton Bay.

 

Take Control of your Health - Free Self Management Course

Oct 18 2017

Compass Health are providing a free self management course that could improve your life!

This course is suitable for people with health conditions such as:-

  • Diabetes
  • Heart Conditions
  • Stroke
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Migraine or Headaches
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Weight Concerns

Previous participants comments:-

"I found the course helpful in that it helped me understand my health conditions that had been worrying me"

"Listening to others share in a safe environment helps with your own issues and problems"

NEXT COURSE :-

 When:-   MONDAYS 30TH OCTOBER TO 11 DECEMBER 2017 - 11AM -1.30PM

Where:-   COMPASS HEALTH, LEVEL 4, 22-28 WILLESTON STREET, (WILLESTON HOUSE)

Book by ringing Compass Health on 0508 697 626 or email smcourse@compasshealth.org.nz

Light Refreshments will be served

 

Cornerstone - Accreditation (Aiming for Excellence)

Aug 28 2017

On Tuesday the 5th of September 2017,  Island Bay Medical Centre will be embarking on their 5th accreditation cycle (Cornerstone).   Two assessors will be here at the Medical Centre from 8.30am - 3.30pm, checking, meeting,  talking and observing.   Cornerstone is a huge but worthwhile undertaking, with the full process taking four years of hard work and commitment by the whole team.   A full assessment takes place at the end of the fourth year on completion of 33-40 indicators.  (9-10 indicators per year)   

CORNERSTONE® Aiming for Excellence is the pinnacle benchmark for general practices that offer five star service to their patients. 

What is Aiming for Excellence?

While Aiming for Excellence is not compulsory, it is a valuable patient-centred approach to primary health care that every practice across New Zealand should strive to achieve.

The focus for CORNERSTONE® lies in facilities, processes and procedures, and includes legal standards and best practice.

 

 

Dr Samara Whitham - Maternity Leave

Aug 28 2017

Dr Samara Whitham is currently on Maternity Leave and will not be returning until August 2018.  We all wish her well.  If you are one of Samara's patients please feel free to book with either Dr Melanie Webster or Dr Regina Jefferies.  If they are not available any one of the other Doctors will be happy to assist.

 

 

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