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July Newsletter 2022

News COVID-19

To assist you in achieving health, in Mind and Body

Kia Ora and welcome to your Patient Newsletter

COVID - Update

Health & Safety - Infection Control

With COVID in the community and FLU season now in full swing, we are continuing with mandatory mask wearing for all patients and staff while in the practice.

Our reception team will continue triaging all patients for any cold and/or flu symptoms when telephoning for a face to face appointment and again upon arrival into the practice. It is essential you do not come into the centre with any COVID and/or respiratory symptoms.

You are able to have a telephone consult with one of our doctors if you are unwell with COVID or any respiratory symptoms, and if necessary, the doctor will be able to see you face to face in our dedicated space.

If you are unwell, please stay home, RAT test and if positive, record the result on My COVID Record (MOH)

If you have worsening symptoms or a health query please call us, we are here to help.

If you have any difficulty breathing at any time, or you need urgent medical attention, call 111 immediately.

You can contact Health line 0800 358 5453 at any time for general information.

Staff Profiles

Practice Nurse
We are very pleased to announce that Rohini Thiyagarajan recently joined our nursing team. Rohini is a very welcome addition to our medical practice.

Mikie Milloy completes her 6month registrar training with us at the end of this month. Mikie has been a welcome addition to our GP team and I know you will all join us is wishing her well.

Health Improvement Practitioner (HIP)

A reminder of the FREE HIP service we offer in the practice for both mental health and physical health behavioural concerns. If you would like to know more about this or any of the other health and wellbeing services we provide, please ask your doctor or nurse for further information.

Community Health and Wellbeing Promotion Calendar

August 1
World Breastfeeding Week
WBW was started in 1992 to generate public awareness and support for breastfeeding. WBW is officially celebrated 1-7 August every year

August 26
Daffodil Day NZ
Tautoko Te Ra Daffodil
Every day 71 New Zealanders are diagnosed with cancer – Each year as a practice we proudly support the Daffodil campaign to raise awareness and much needed funds. The daffodil donation box will be available at reception during this time.

September 1
Random Act of Kindness Day NZ
Started in New Zealand in 2005, we are the only country in the world with a national Random Acts of Kindness Day from north to south, east to west!

September 1
Cervical Screening Awareness Month NZ
Cervical awareness month starts 1 September

September 18
Blue September Month for Prostate Cancer
More than 700 Kiwi men will die this year from prostate cancer

Patient Communication

Noho ora mai
Your Healthcare Team at Westend Medical


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