NEWSLETTER – DECEMBER 2016
Another year is drawing to a close and we would like to thank all our loyal patients for your trust throughout the year.
There have been many changes in the clinic this year, with farewells to some staff and the welcoming of new staff. We said a fond farewell to Dr. Magdi Mishriki and we all wish him all the best. We welcome Dr. Ssu-Ye Lin, our new permanent GP, and our new Trainee GP Registrars, Dr. Imran Zia and Dr. Eve Teo who will be with us for six months.
Our nursing staff has also seen some changes. Nurse Tracey Xu left, Charge Nurse Sandra Hewlett became the Practice Manager and Nurse Rashika Devi became Charge Nurse. We welcome new Nurses Devy Delecia and Nurse Meenaksi.
Administration staffs have also had a change around with the departure of Mrs. Cassidy the previous Practice Manager and Corinne Ioane out valued Administrator. We welcome Jackie Raukura to our reception staff.
The refurbishment of the clinic is almost finished; this year we had major electrical and computer system work completed and we are now at the last stage which is the upgrading of the waiting room furniture. We hope to have this completed within 2 months.
Our Website: www.bakerfield.co.nz
We have added a Patient Portal to our website which will enable patients to make appointments online. If you go to our website and look to the right side you will see the button for making an appointment, just click this and follow the instructions, it is very simple and easy to do, and you will still receive a confirmation of appointment text. We hope that this will alleviate some of the pressure on the telephone system so that it will be easier to contact the clinic should you need to for other reasons. Repeat prescriptions can also be ordered via our website for all registered patients who have been seen by the Doctor within six months.
Holiday Opening hours:
The clinic will be closed on Christmas day, but we will be open for all of the other holidays from 8am to 8pm for urgent care only. There will be no appointments available on these days, and patients will see the next available doctor.
The nurses at our clinic received an award from Procare our PHO for screening 80% of our eligible female patients for cervical cancer. We are continuing to offer free cervical screening, as this is the most effective way to protect our patients from suffering cervical cancer.
Diabetes Clinics, Cardiovascular Clinics, Weight Management Courses will continue to be led by our nursing team.
All our staffs wish you all a Happy Christmas and New Year, Stay safe this summer.
Kind Regards from all of us to all of you.