Virus Management 101
Posted on March 16, 2020
Winter 2020 is a very unusual time. Normally we are really happy to help with coughs and colds, even if only to give reassurance and advice. However, this year your cough and cold may be really dangerous to others, especially the elderly. If our staff get sick we will no longer be able to provide a service, so please do not come into the building with a cough, cold, runny nose, sore throat or fever, especially if you are a contact of someone with COVID 19, or have been overseas, are in quarantine or live with someone in quarantine. General practice has not been provided with much personal protective equipment, we only got given 11 sets and no indication if we will get more. We are going to need to use it for all patients with coughs and fevers and when we run out we will not be able to risk our staff getting sick so will have to decline service. This is a terrible situation for us, and unprecedented in our careers. We can support you with phone and video consultations. Here is some advice to help get you through an episode of mild symptoms.
Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) update
Posted on Jan. 31, 2020
If you think you have symptoms that feel or sound like Coronavirus please contact us to find out if you need to see a doctor or nurse, we can offer telephone consultations. Click for more information.
Test me. Treat me. Cure me
Posted on Dec. 2, 2019
50,000 New Zealanders are living with Hepatitis C and half of them do not know it. The only way you can find out if you have it is to get your blood tested.
Coughs and Sneezes – a low down on the Common Cold
Posted on July 12, 2017
At this time of year many of us are coughing and spluttering away and feel miserable. Heads ache, noses become red, throats are sore, temperatures rise and fatigue sets in.
The Post Antibiotic Era Has Dawned
Posted on Oct. 5, 2016
Alexander Fleming warned of a future in which antibiotics had been used with abandon and bacteria had grown resistant to them. That future has arrived and we are entering a post antibiotic era.
Gastric flu or Tummy bug
Posted on Aug. 25, 2016
Infections of the bowel are known as gastroenteritis and commonly cause a combination of abdominal pain, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting and fever.
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