Thank you to all our Patients
Thank you to all our patients who have contributed to NZ being able to safely move to Level 2 on Thursday 14 May. The principles underpinning level 2 are characterised by "Play It Safe".
- Keep your distance from other people in public.
- If you're sick, stay home. Don't go to work or school. Don't socialise.
- If you have symptoms of cold or flu call your doctor or Healthline and get tested.
- Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands.
- Sneeze and cough into your elbow, regularly disinfect surfaces.
- If you have been told to self-isolate you must do so immediately.
- Keep a track of where you've been and who you've seen.
What does Level 2 mean for patients of Cambridge Medical Centre
1. Patients will be triaged before consultations
When you phone for an appointment you will be offered a phone consultation with a GP in the first instance. If your need is urgent or you have had an accident then you will be triaged by either a Nurse or a GP to decide if you need to be seen face to face. You can only enter the practice if you have had a face to face booked by a clinical team member.
Please avoid just turning up at the practice unless your need is urgent e.g. chest pain, severe bleeding or head injury.
2. Patient PPE will be provided where needed
When you arrive at the practice patients with respiratory symptoms will be provided with a surgical mask to wear whilst in the building. Patients with no symptoms do not need a mask.
3. We will provide safe social spaces for patients
We have separated our seats out so that patients can have a safe place to sit whilst waiting for their appointment. Patients who have respiratory symptoms may be asked to wait in their car.
We will ensure that regular cleaning of social areas takes place.
4. We will have processes to identify close contacts of people who are later proven to have COVID-19
We will ensure we can identify all visitors and patients so that we can provide contact tracing information where we might get a positive case of COVID-19
5. Clinical Services
We will be returning to full clinical activities whilst continuing to limit the number of patients at the practice in order to keep our community as safe as possible. We will continue to provide patients with care through telehealth unless an in-person consultation provides added value. Our nurses have started to contact patients to book in services that are overdue. Please contact us via phone 827 7184 or email email@example.com if you would like to book an appointment for an overdue service e.g. cervical screening, diabetes review, immunisation.
6. Flu Vaccines
We are continuing to offer flu vaccinations through our “drive through” flu clinic. These are available to all patients over 3 years of age. Give us a call or email to book these in.
Keep Yourself Mentally Healthy
If you have travelled overseas or believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, you should remain in self isolation as per the government guidelines and avoid places like child care, schools, aged residential care, hospitals and public gatherings for 14 days following return to New Zealand. If you become unwell, please contact Healthline (for free) on 0800 358 5453 or call Cambridge Medical Centre for advice.
The novel corona virus (2019-nCoV) has symptoms similar to a range of illnesses such as influenza and may include fever, coughing and difficulty breathing – but these symptoms do not necessarily mean someone has the virus.
The most important way to stop the spread of infections:
- Regularly wash your hands (for at least 20 seconds with warm water and soap and dry thoroughly)
- Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze
- Stay home if you’re sick
- Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms
- If you do feel unwell you should avoid public gatherings and events
- On current advice, hand and cough hygiene are more effective than masks for reducing the spread of novel Coronavirus.
As this information is frequently updated, please ensure that you check for the updated health professional advice on Ministry website,
Click on link below
Patient Information for Covid-19
Please refer to the attached forms for general guidance on Covid-19 and quarantine instructions if you are required to self-isolate. If you are self-isolating please register with Health line on the following website: