Updates from the Practice Team

2017 Flu vaccines now available

Mar 14 2017
Flu vaccines are now available so please call to make an appointment (384 2761).  There are extra appointment times available with an additional nurse clinic every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning from 28 March, and we encourage you to book during these times if it is convenient to you.  People over the age of 65 or with particular medical conditions are eligible for fully funded vaccines.  For others the vaccine is also recommended - there is a fee of $32.

Health Care Online

Feb 26 2017
We are encouraging patients to sign up with the patient portal  - Manage My Health.  This can be done at reception.



This enables secure online access to make appointments , request repeat prescriptions for long term medications , view laboratory / test results, and a secure email interface for communication with health providers. This latter feature is particularly useful for communication of non urgent information with your doctor or nurse:  such as " I  received my date for surgery " or  we might let you know that " your blood test should be repeated in 6 weeks ".

Staff news

Feb 26 2017
Most staff had an opportunity for some holidays over the summer.  During the year there are times that people are away for holiday, family reasons, or continuing education and the staff all work to ensure good continuity of care for patients.


Dr Lynn McBain is back from her sabbatical in Canada where she visited several medical schools and practices. She says it was very interesting to learn about the similarities and differences between the medical systems. Although visits to family doctors are fully funded, medications are not ( and are quite costly ), and waiting times for hospital care are approximately twice the length as we experience in Wellington.

Christmas Hours

Dec 13 2016

Please note we will be closed on all Public holidays for Christmas and New Year, and open 28, 29 and 30 December between 9-1pm for acute bookings only.  Normal hours resume on Wednesday 4 January 2017. 

 

We look forward to having Dr Lynn McBain back from overseas in mid January 2017, and take this opportunity to thank Dr Nina Sawicki for caring for her patients during her absence. 

 

Wishing all our patients and their families a safe and happy holiday period.

Shared Care Record is live

Jul 29 2016

From 7 April 2014, a summary of your health records will be immediately available to hospital clinicians and afterhours GPs, as the electronic Shared Care Record is launched in Wellington, Porirua and the Kapiti Coast.

The Shared Care Record lets authorised health care providers, such as after hours GPs and hospital doctors, access a summary of information from your GP.

Information like your test results, medical conditions, allergies and prescribed medications will be shared. The information will be available at any time, even if our medical practice is closed.

The information is stored securely in New Zealand and all access to the information is recorded and routinely audited.

You can choose to withhold some or all of your information. However, if you choose to withhold your information, health professionals involved in your care, for example in an emergency or after hours situation, may not immediately have information available and this could delay appropriate treatment and mean additional tests are needed.

If you don’t wish other health providers to have access to your Shared Care Record, you can opt-out by calling us on 0800 727 664, telling your GP, or sending a letter to the freepost address below:

Freepost Authority Shared Care Record
Compass Health
PO Box 27380
Marion Square
Wellington 6141 (No stamp required)

For more information on the Shared Care Record Project, click here.


Welcome to our new website!

Jul 29 2016
Brooklyn Medical Centre is proud to present our new website! Designed with the everyday patient in mind, our new website is completely functional on all devices; your computer; your tablet and your smartphone. Our new features include connection to our key services listing, enrolment and fees information, news updates and self-help resources and guides.

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