Wishing you all a Happy New Year.

We would like to provide an update for patients as we start this year in the Red traffic light setting.

We are once more requesting you to make appointments phone or video consultations unless absolutely essential that it be in-person – this will need to be discussed with the Nursing team. We are working as usual but just in a different way in a bid to keep everyone as safe as reasonably possible.

Please keep in mind that this is a busy time for the clinic so your kindness and patience with us is much appreciated.

Please use your MMH access to order your regular medicine if possible, rather than the script line. This is quicker and gets straight to the prescribing doctor. Also a reminder that script turn around is 48 hours in most situations.

If you have not been vaccinated, or it has been more than 4 months since your second injection, please consider heading to a drop-in vaccination centre or booking online or via phone for a Booster. https://www.rph.org.nz/public-health-topics/vaccinate-greater-wellington/getting-vaccinated/wellington-porirua-the-hutt-valley-and-kapiti/vaccination-centres/

For 2022 there are some steps you can take to prepare you and your household for the possibility of the Omicron strain of Covid-19

Some handy things for COVID 19 and your family

For most (immunised) people who do contract Covid-19 particularly the Omicron variant, it is a mild illness and there is useful info and advice below:

Most patients will be able to care for themselves without the need for input from health professionals but please be aware of the following:

Call 111 if you:

  • have severe trouble breathing or severe chest pain
  • are very confused or not thinking clearly
  • feel faint or pass out (lose consciousness)

Call your healthcare team if:

  • you have new or more trouble breathing
  • your symptoms are getting worse
  • you start getting better and then get worse
  • you have symptoms of severe dehydration such as:
    • having a very dry mouth
    • passing only a little urine (pee)
    • feeling very light-headed

You may experience very mild or no symptoms:

  • It is important to stay hydrated – drink plenty of fluids
  • Keep monitoring your symptoms so you notice any changes
  • It is important to avoid running, strenuous exercise and high impact activities until you are totally well

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342 Lambton Quay
Wellington Central

Phone: 04 472 6024

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Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5pm

After hour and weekends
Wellington Accident & Urgent Medical Centre - 04 384 4944

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