Updates from the Practice Team

Earthquake/Flood Update - Medical Centre is open for business

Nov 16 2016

I hope you all fared well in the Earthquake in the early hours of Monday morning followed by the winds, rain, rain and more rain yesterday.  The  Earthquake was quite a terrifying ordeal for everyone especially for those living alone, our elderly, our children or anyone that has not experienced an earthquake before.   

The Medical Centre being a sound wooden building suffered no damage and once the Tsunami warning was lifted has been open for business as usual.

If you find yourself being anxious or concerned and need someone to talk to please don't hesitate to ring and discuss your concerns with one of our nurses.


Welcome to Geena Chiu our newest Gp (Registrar)

Oct 26 2016

Geena will be joining Island Bay Medical Centre early December 2016 as our GP (Registrar).   Geena tells us that she grew up in Auckland  but has also lived in Dunedin/Christchurch for University studies and work.  She moved to Wellington this year and is loving it so far!:)  She has always wanted to be a GP and has spent a number of years in hospitals going through different rotations trying to equip herself for General Practice,  with a passion in women's and children's health.   Geena loves getting to know her patients and empowering them with knowledge in managing their health, and is excited about meeting the Island Bay Community and starting her career here at Island Bay Medical Centre. 



We are very pleased to introduce and welcome Doctor Nick Oscroft to Island Bay Medical Centre

Oct 25 2016
Nick tells us that he has hailed from the South Island (the mainland as southerner’s call it) but now calls Wellington his home.
After spending 10 years working in emergency and intensive care units, he decided in 2012 that he had found his niche in general practice. He is passionate about patient centred care and tells us he is looking forward to meeting the people of Island Bay and working with the team here at Island Bay Medical Centre.  Nick will start with us  in early November 2016 

Patient Experience Survey

Oct 18 2016

Our practice is participating in a national survey to find out what your experience with health care is like and how your overall care is managed.

Taking part is voluntary and you can choose to say no.

If you do decide to take part, your responses will be anonymous and your privacy protected throughout.  We will share your contact details, including your email address  and mobile number, only so that you may receive an invitation to complete the survey online.

By taking part in the survey, you would be helping to improve care and access to health services in local communities across New Zealand.

The survey will be for those patients only visiting the practice for an appointment  between 31st October 2016 and  4th November 2016.   The survey will then be repeated every three months for 1 week each time capturing only those patient with an appointment the week of the survey.

Surveys for 2017  will be February, May, August and November

Thank you in advance for participating

Our Glass Stained Window

Oct 14 2016

The glass stained windows in our entrance doors are a huge feature of our practice (especially on a bright and sunny day).    Many of you have been concerned that one side of the doors has the stained glass missing and is boarded up.     The glass is currently being repaired as we found several cracks in some of the glass panels.  It should all be fixed and back to normal in a week or so. 


New Practice Manager

Sep 05 2016
We are pleased to welcome Darlene Natoli as our Practice Manager. Darlene is local to Island Bay and is no doubt known to a lot of our patients. Darlene will be starting with us on the 12th September 2016.

Fee Changes

Sep 05 2016
As with everything, costs are going up. From the 1st September, there has been a small fee increase for patients aged 25 years and older. The good news is that IBMC still has lower fees than other 'like' GP practices. If you need to know more about the fees, please refer to the fees page on the website or ask reception the next time you come in for our schedule of fees.

Change of Doctors

Sep 05 2016
It is with sadness that Dr George Karageorge has left us to take up a partnership at another GP practice and we wish him well. The exciting news is that we have another Doctor coming to join us permanently on the 8th November - more details to come. In the meantime we have other doctors working with the team to provide GP services until the new Doctor starts.

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