Updates from the Practice Team

New Patients Welcome

Jul 19 2018
Please note that the charge for all new enrolled patients (unless we have already received your funding) for the first visit is $88.  Appointments thereafter will be at the funded rate, which is currently $50.  New casual patients please be aware that at busy times we may only be able to offer appointments on the day if we have any available.

Flu Vaccinations

Apr 26 2018
Flu Vaccinations are now available.  Please phone the Medical Centre for an appointment.

Nurse Shelley Is Leaving

Apr 06 2018
It is with sadness that we have to tell you all that after 11 years at Plimmer, that our wonderful nurse Shelley Kininmonth is leaving.  She has accepted a position of Education Facilitator for the Immunisation Advisory Centre.  Her last day with us will be Monday 30 April.  We wish her well in her new position.

Changes to the Shared Care Record

Dec 08 2016

Since 7 April 2014, a summary of your health records has been immediately available to hospital clinicians and afterhours GPs, as the electronic Shared Care Record was launched in Wellington, Porirua and the Kapiti Coast.

From 20 April 2015, there has been some changes to the Shared Care Record. In brief, this means:

  • GPs are now able to access the Shared Care Record for casual patients seen in their practices.
  • GP access to the Shared Care Record has been extended to include the Hutt Valley region.

The Shared Care Record lets authorised health care providers, such as after hours GPs and hospital doctors, access a summary of information from your GP.

Information like your test results, medical conditions, allergies and prescribed medications will be shared. The information will be available at any time, even if our medical practice is closed.

The information is stored securely in New Zealand and all access to the information is recorded and routinely audited.

You can choose to withhold some or all of your information. However, if you choose to withhold your information, health professionals involved in your care, for example in an emergency or after hours situation, may not immediately have information available and this could delay appropriate treatment and mean additional tests are needed.

If you don’t wish other health providers to have access to your Shared Care Record, you can opt-out by calling us on 0800 727 664, telling your GP, or sending a letter to the freepost address below:

Freepost Authority Shared Care Record
Compass Health
PO Box 27380
Marion Square
Wellington 6141 (No stamp required)

For more information on the Shared Care Record Project, click here.

Welcome to our new website!

Dec 08 2016

Plimmer Steps Medical Centre is proud to present our new website! Designed with the everyday patient in mind, our new website is completely functional on all devices; your computer; your tablet and your smartphone. Our new features include connection to our key services listing, enrolment and fees information, news updates and self-help resources and guides.

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