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Upper Hutt Leader : May 18th 2011
14 UPPER HUTT LEADER, MAY 18, 2011 Hutt Valley Health Highlights May 2011 Board Talk One of our priorites has been to make primary care services more readily available for people in the Hut Valley. It is pleasing to see that many of the general practces in the region are now taking on new patents, which is asignifcant change from a couple of years ago. To improve afer hours care the Ministry of Health made additonal funding available in 2009, which we used to establish a telephone nurse triage service. This service enables people in the Hut Valley to access medical advice at any tme. This may include reassurance, suggestng medicaton such as paracetamol or advising the person to seek medical help either urgently or when the surgery opens in the morning. It's great to see that this service is well used. Over the period January 2010 to January 2011, the telephone nurse triage service received 30,631 calls. Over 80% of phone callers needing care were able to wait to see a doctor in the morning afer being given appropriate advice. Less than 1% (288) of patents were referred to the emergency department and 3.5% (1077) of patents were referred to the afer hours service. The service is highly valued by the general practces. If you or your child is unwell you should ring your general practce. It doesn't mater what tme of the day or night you call. If it's afer hours you are automatcally transferred to the telephone nurse triage service. Dr Virginia Hope Board Chair Public Notices HUTT VALLEY GP INFORMATION General practces taking on new patents with no waitng list: • Gain Health Centre (04) 528 5353 •H u t City Health Centre (04) 576 2009 • Silverstream Health Centre (04) 527 7376 • Upper Hut Health Centre (04) 920 1800 General practces taking on new patents but have a waitng list: • Epuni Medical Centre (04) 567 1217 • Manuka Health Centre (04) 939 1299 •R o p a t a M e d i c a l C e n t r e (04) 920 0800 • Waiwhetu Medical Centre (04) 569 2436 • Whai Oranga O te Iwi Health Centre (04) 564 6966 General practces taking on new patents within their immediate community: •P e t o n e M e d i c a l C e n t r e (04) 939 9868 • Pomare Union Health Centre (04) 567 6414 • Stokes Valley Medical Centre (04) 563 8200 • Taita Medical Centre (04) 939 7390 General practces taking on new patents between 10 -- 24 years old: •H u t Valley Youth Health Centre (04) 566 0525 BOARD & COMMITTEE MEETINGS Board Meetng 1.00pm Friday 3 June 2011 Capital & Coast DHB Boardroom Community & Public Health Advisory Commitee 9.00am Monday 23 May 2011 Hut Valley DHB Boardroom Disability Support Advisory Commitee 1.00pm Monday 23 May 2011 Hut Valley DHB Boardroom Hospital Advisory Commitee 1.00pm Friday 27 May 2011 Hut Valley DHB Boardroom Members of the public are welcome to atend these meetngs. Meetng agendas are available on our website. Parking at the highest level The Hut Hospital car parking building is for patents and visitors to use. There are ofen spaces available on the top foor, level three, even when the rest of the campus is full. Alif serves each foor of the building, so there's no stair climbing involved. There are also two accessible car parks reserved for those who hold a CCS Mobility Parking Permit. If you are looking for a park next tme you visit the hospital, don't forget the top foor. Kids buzzing about oral health Barnabee, the new oversized mascot of the Bee Healthy Regional Dental Service, has got kids buzzing about dental health. The Bee Healthy Regional Dental Service started in March this year and is a new community based dental service for all children in the greater Wellington region aged between 0-18. Campervan sized mobile dental units will visit every school in the region and children will receive their free annual examinaton at their own school. If they need any treatment, this will be done at one of the 11 brand new community based dental clinics. While projects are happening all around the country, this is the only one that takes the initatve to make oral health more about general health and invest in health promoton and community engagement. The regional dental team have grasped the opportunity to make their service more relevant to today's kids, because they know full well the startling correlaton between oral health and overall health. Formoreinformaton visit www.beehealthy.org.nz ' 566 6999 8 www.hutvalleydhb.org.nz Healthy People Healthy Communities Healthy Families Virginia Hope Wayne Guppy Katy Austn David Basset Debbie Chin Peter Douglas Peter Glensor Keith Hindle Ken Laban David Ogden Iris Pahau John Terris
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