Friday 24 March 2023Health news2 minutes to read
Te Nīkau Health Centre’s unplanned GP services will be operating at reduced capacity today, Friday 24 March 2023, due to staff illness.
The following temporary changes are in place:
- If you present without an appointment, you will be triaged by a nurse who will ask you some questions to help us decide how urgent it is for you to be seen.
- If your presenting condition needs to be treated on the day, you will be seen according to your clinical presentation. If you have to wait, it is because the team are caring for someone who’s condition is more serious.
- If it is clinically safe to do so, you will be offered either a face-to-face or telehealth appointment at a later time.
- If you have an appointment booked today, you should still attend. However, if you cannot make it, please telephone 03 769 9300 so we can rebook you and make your appointment available for another person.
- During this time, if you or a member of your whānau needs emergency or acute care these services will still be available.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Remember, if you are injured or experiencing severe symptoms, it’s critical that you call 111.
- If you are feeling unwell with any condition, you can phone Healthline on 0800 611 116 for free health advice 24/7 or your general practice team to discuss your situation and symptoms rather than visiting in person. This will ensure that you get to access appropriate treatment and medication to help you stay well, even if you are at home isolating.
- If you have a mild illness, you can check the Te Whatu Ora | Te Tai o Poutini West Coast or HealthInfo websites for more information on what to do or where to go if you are unsure.
- For appointments, enquiries, prescriptions or results please phone Te Nīkau Health Centre on 03 769 9300 during week day opening hours (Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm).
- For COVID-19 health advice please call 0800 358 5453.
- If you’re worried about yourself, or someone in your whānau who has a respiratory illness, see the checklist here of symptoms to watch out for, and when you should seek medical advice.
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