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5th June 2019

Real People Real Stories Smokefree Campaign

The objectives of the campaign are:

• Strongly encourage young people to not start smoking
• Raise awareness that smoking causes immediate damage to your body and can lead to long-term health problems
• Communicate that for every person who dies as a result of smoking, there are many people who live with a serious smoking related illness
• Strongly encourage those who smoke to not smoke around others, and encourage those who do not smoke to protect themselves and their families from exposure to second-hand smoke
• Communicate to people who smoke the best time to stop smoking is now and there is free support available

We launched the campaign with a video of Hayley, who is a double lung transplant recipient, talking about her smoking history and her journey to being smokefree. The link to her video is here: https://youtu.be/e_F9-55BTiM

17th May 2019

Last Flu Clinic for the year

21st May 1pm to 3pm

Queenstown Medical Center Isle street
Ph:4410500

2nd May 2019

Upcoming Flu Clinics:

7th May
Isle St
12.45pm-3.45pm

8th
Isle St
12pm-1pm

9th
Arrowtown
9.30am-11am

9th
Remarkable Park
1.15pm-3.15pm

14th
Isle St
1pm-2.30pm

30th April 2019

With the introduction of our clinical Teams at QMC from the 1st May we are making changes to the telephone options when you call.

Our aim is to get you through to the right person as quickly and easily as possible. If you are a regular patient at any of our 3 surgeries you can still make appointments and request repeat prescriptions either on line or by telephone.
The new phone option enables you to make contact with the team you identify with directly and your Health Care Assistant will make sure the request is responded to in an acceptable timeframe.
Once you have followed the prompts and you know your doctor, the options are:

1 For Team Tahuna – Drs Slater, Smith, Simpson, Hart or Rigg

2 For Team Pounamu – Drs Gordon, Cannon, Sparrow, Richard Macharg or Nurse Practitioner Hastie

3 For Team Remarkables - Drs Cooper, Caramello, Hutchison, Phoon, or Lindsay Macharg

4 for Team Arrowtown – Drs Cruikshank, Curran, Davies or McPherson

As with any change at QMC, your feedback is important to us, so let us know what you think about this system, our Health Care Home progress and what we can do to look after you better. **

11th April 2019

April Scheduled Flu Clinic dates/times
16th
Isle St 1-3

17th
Isle St 8.30-10.30
Arrowtown 9-11

23rd
Isle St 3.30-5

24th
Isle St 11-12
Remarkable Park 9-11

26th
Isle St 8.30-10

1st April 2019

2019 FLU CLINICS ARE STARTING

April Scheduled Flu Clinic dates/times

A child must be over 15yrs to be vaccinated through the clinic (16 +)
If you are over 65yrs or pregnant please book a nurse appointment.
FLU CLINIC = $23.

April 2nd
Isle St 9-10am
Isle St 11-1
Arrowtown 3.30-5

April 3rd
Isle St 12-1
Remarkable Park 9-11

April 4th
Isle St 8-8.30
Remarkable Park 12-2.30
Isle St 4-6.30

April 5th
Isle St 8-10
Isle St 11-1
Arrowtown 9-11

April 8th
Isle St 8-10
Isle St 11-1
Remarkable Park 8.30-10.30
Arrowtown 9-11

April 9th
Isle St 4-6

April 10th
Isle St 11-12.30

April 11th
Isle St 1.15-3.15
Remarkable Park 11.30-2.30

April12th
Isle St 8-11
Arrowtown 2-4

29th March 2019

From the 1st of April the doctors, nurses and our new healthcare assistants at QMC will be forming into health care teams to provide the best possible care to you, our patients. We plan to make it easier for you get to know your own team and for them to know you. Those of you who go to the Arrowtown or Remarkables surgeries will be used to seeing many of the same faces as well as your “own” doctor and nurse. These teams are being reinforced and now QMC in Isle Street will have its two teams, Pounamu and Tahuna. There is no need to change or worry. Your own Dr or nurse will simply advise you on the team, how best you can contact them and you will meet up with the others, including our enthusiastic health care assistants, as time goes on. On line bookings, web site enquiries and phone calls will all be dealt with in the usual way.
Team working is a QMC initiative backing up our journey to becoming a Health Care Home supported by the WellSouth PHO.

27th March 2019

Once again Queenstown Medical Centre
is fundraising for "Happiness House" by selling the digital Entertainment Book (only available to buy online this year).

https://www.entertainmentbook.co.nz/orderbooks/26101g1

"The Entertainment Membership is great value. With lots of instant savings. It more than outweighs the price. There is something for everyone – casual and fine dining, adventure and family activities. I couldn't live without it. Plus, I get to support a good cause.”

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Queenstown Medical Centre
Tracey Bryce
034410551
tracey.bryce@qmc.co.nz

22nd March 2019

Today NZ will reflect on those killed in the Christchurch terror attack.

In keeping with our mission to value diversity Queenstown Medical Centre will observe 2 minutes of silence at 1.32 pm to honour those innocent victims who were massacred last Friday

Please join us in this small but incredibly important pause in our day.

21st March 2019

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE
QUEENSTOWN MEDICAL CENTRE
WILL BE OBSERVING OTAGO ANNIVERSARY
MONDAY 25TH MARCH

A&M CLINIC at Q.M.C, 9 ISLE STREET
WILL BE OPEN FROM
9.00AM UNTIL 8.00PM
AFTER HOURS FEES APPLY

19th March 2019

Massive thank you to everyone for supporting the Relay for Life last weekend. It was a huge success

The Queenstown community have raised an inspiring $144,000 & counting for the Cancer Society Otago and Southland Division. This is a phenomenal achievement for a relatively small community, marking it as a strong contender against much, much bigger cities.

QMC raised a huge $3,108 of that total! Thank you to everyone who baked, quizzed, raffled, donated their time/sleep and money to the cause. It made a real difference.

What a team effort !!

15th March 2019

MEASLES

There is currently a country–wide shortage of the MMR vaccine. The Ministry of Health is currently not recommending any change to our vaccination schedule here in the Southern District. Any children 15 months or older who have not had an MMR immunization should get one. Adults with at least one vaccination are considered to be immune. If you are travelling to Christchurch please reconsider your plans if you have un-immunised children. If travel is essential the 15 month vaccination may be brought forward to 12 months, however efficacy of the vaccine under 12 months is not known and your child will still need a further two vaccinations.
For more info please go to the Ministry of Health website - https://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/conditions-and-treatments/diseases-and-illnesses/measles

12th March 2019

Further to what has recently happened in Canterbury we are asking you to please inform us if you have come from the Canterbury region and are concerned that you may have or have been exposed to measles.

Ph:034410500

11th March 2019

Please be advised that the Queenstown Medical Centre will be observing Otago Anniversary Day , Monday the 25th March 2019.
A&M clinic at Q.M.C, 9 isle street will be open from 9:00 am until 8.00 pm . After hours Fees apply.

15th February 2019

Reminder next week we start:

GPTelephone Triage

“Are you enrolled at Queenstown Medical Centre? Are you wanting to see a doctor on the day?
QMC is pleased to announce that from 20th February we are introducing a system called GP Telephone Triage for our enrolled patients.
When you call wanting to see a doctor on the day your details will be taken and shortly, one of our GPs will call you back to discuss your concerns. If needed, an urgent appointment will be booked for you. However it may be possible for your problem to be sorted without the need to come in and this might be done by advice, a prescription, a medical certificate or arrangements for a test to be done in advance of a later appointment.
GP triage ensures that those who are unwell are seen quickly while those who do not need to come in, have their problems sorted efficiently without the time and expense of attending in person.
QMC will not be charging for advice but standard charges will apply for prescriptions and medical certificates
GP triage is an initiative of the New Zealand Health Care Home collaboration that QMC is proud to be part of and experience shows up to 40% of same day problems can be dealt with on the phone which is good news for everyone.”

15th February 2019

Morning everyone

Just to let you all know we are currently experiencing troubles with our new phone system .. The technicians are working on it . Thanks

14th February 2019

Backup and running

Afternoon

We would just like to make you all aware we are having technical difficulties with our phone system currently and have the techs working on it.. We hope to be back up and running in the next 10 minutes.

Thanks for you patience

1st February 2019

GP Telephone Triage Starts the 20th Feb

“Are you enrolled at Queenstown Medical Centre? Are you wanting to see a doctor on the day?
QMC is pleased to announce that from 20th February we are introducing a system called GP Telephone Triage for our enrolled patients.
When you call wanting to see a doctor on the day your details will be taken and shortly, one of our GPs will call you back to discuss your concerns. If needed, an urgent appointment will be booked for you. However it may be possible for your problem to be sorted without the need to come in and this might be done by advice, a prescription, a medical certificate or arrangements for a test to be done in advance of a later appointment.
GP triage ensures that those who are unwell are seen quickly while those who do not need to come in, have their problems sorted efficiently without the time and expense of attending in person.
QMC will not be charging for advice but standard charges will apply for prescriptions and medical certificates
GP triage is an initiative of the New Zealand Health Care Home collaboration that QMC is proud to be part of and experience shows up to 40% of same day problems can be dealt with on the phone which is good news for everyone.”

1st February 2019

“QMC Reception will now have more time for you on the phone and at the desk as part of our move to being a Health Care Home.
So that our receptionists can concentrate on dealing with you when you’re with us at the practice, QMC is removing telephone calls from our reception areas.
When you do phone QMC, your call will be dealt with quickly and efficiently by one of our new dedicated call handlers who will then make sure your message gets through.
Overall there’ll be a lot less time waiting for an answer and more time to speak to the right person.”

22nd January 2019

The phone lines are currently down and we are not sure at this stage of the expected fix outage time. This means any incoming messages that have been left will not be attended to until lines are back up and running.

Sorry for any inconvenience