Congratulations to our doctors Tomos and Kathryn on the birth of their second child In July, a lovely boy by the name of Hugo. Welcome to Helensville Hugo!
Kathryn obviously is on maternity leave with her hands full and will be back early next year. So we would please ask for your appreciation that Trinh is currently our only female doctor at this point, so please utilize our amazing nurses as well. We have three smear takers, Christine, Anna and Sarah. The nurses also run a booked clinic each day where they manage people for asthma/COPD, diabetes, smears etc as well as vaccines and wound care etc.
The flu season has hit harder and faster this year and the national stocks of vaccine have been erratic in their supply, so please check with us if you have not had a flu jab yet and you are over 65, or have chronic health conditions that qualify for the free flu vaccine (diabetes, heart issues, kidney issues, cancers, asthma/COPD etc) to make sure we have stocks, or to put your name to reserve on when they arrive.
Dr Phillip Barter