Free Cervical Screening Event

Saturday 27 October 2018 8:30am – 1:00pm

At: Women’s Health Out-Patients, Ground Floor Dunedin Hospital

Cervical Screening would like to invite you to a free women’s health screening event.
Cervical Screening is recommended for all women aged 20 – 69 who have been sexually active and is your best protection against cervical cancer.

This is a FREE DROP IN CLINIC for all women who are due, overdue or never screened.

For bookings and more info:

Freephone: 0800 729 729, or email: cervical.screening@southerndhb.govt.nz
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Spring Newsletter

Latest seasonal news from Dunedin North Medical Centre.

Newsletter Spring 2018

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Good Friends Save Lives

September is Cervical Screening Awareness month and this year promotion by Southern District Health Board is asking friends and whanau to support women in getting along for screening tests. They are calling the promotion “Good friends save lives”. They ask women to check on one another, and to attend screening appointments together if it helps. Check out the excellent information on the

Ministry of Health Time to Screen web page: Time to screen

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Winter Newsletter

Late winter news from Dunedin North Medical Centre.

We hope you find it helpful and informative.

DNM Winter Newsletter 18

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June Is Men’s Health Month

Now is a great time to think about the health of our men folk and how important it is, to start talking about it with mates, families and doctors, and to do something to be just a little bit healthier.

Throughout the month of June the team at Dunedin North Medical Centre are on board with Men’s Health Trust charity in encouraging men to open up and start talking about their health and to get along to the Doc for a check up.

Visit http://menshealthnz.org.nz/mens-health-month/ for more information and inspiration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s a great time to think about the health of our men folk and how important it is, to start talking about it with mates, families and doctors, and to do something to be just a little bit healthier.

Throughout the month of June the team at Dunedin North Medical Centre are on board with Men’s Health Trust  charity in encouraging men to open up and start talking about their health, and to get al

 

 

 

 

 

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National Bowel Screening Coming to Otago & Southland

From late April 2018 over 51000 men and women living in Otago and Southland, aged 60 – 70 years of age will be invited to participate in this free programme. This programme saves lives through detecting pre-cancerous polyps, or finding bowel cancer early, when it can often be successfully treated.

More information including informative links can be found on the Dunedin North Medical Centre page: Health Screening

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Shingles Vaccine With Your Flu Shot

Shingles vaccine (Zostavax) is now funded for those aged 65 to 80 years and can be given with your flu shot. It’s not suitable for everyone and this will be discussed with the nurse at your appointment.

Please tell us if you would like both when booking your 15 minute nurse appointment, and remember to allow 20 minutes of wait time after vaccination.

Please note: Our doctors will not be giving the Shingles vaccine (Zostavax) because of time constraints.

If you are need to know more check out the Immunisation Advisory Centre web page: Zostavax

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Flu Vaccine Is Now Available

We now have supplies of influenza vaccine at Dunedin North Medical Centre for those aged 3 years and older. Children aged 6 to 35 months require a different vaccine which won’t be available until later this month. Keep a watch for our News post advising its arrival.

Please remember an appointment is essential. Many of you have been patiently waiting and watching for this (thank you) so we expect to be very busy and appointments may not be immediately available.

 

The influenza vaccine is your best protection against the most common forms of the flu.

If you are over 65 years of age, it is free. Other people with certain medical conditions may also be eligible for a free vaccine. Please check with your doctor or a nurse if you think you may be eligible.

The cost of this vaccine for people who aren’t eligible is $29.00. You need to allow 20 minutes waiting time after you have had the vaccination so please take this into consideration when booking your appointment.

Children aged 6 months to under 9 years who are receiving the influenza vaccine for the first time should receive two doses four weeks apart for a better immune response.

More information at: Fight Flu

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Lifeline Text Support – HELP (4357)

Lifeline has launched a new free text support service:

 

HELP (4357)

This service is available to anyone who wants to talk about what is worrying them.

Send a text message to HELP (4357) and one of Lifeline’s qualified counsellors or trained volunteers will respond. The service is free of charge and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Active Aging

Age Concern Otago have as their mission that:

 

“Older people live a valued life in an inclusive society”

They have many terrific resources: Age Concern Otago

Some off the best are classes to assist with being active. Increasing numbers of studies show the benefits of a more active lifestyle. Having like minded companions to do it with will make it more enjoyable and sustainable, with both physical and social benefits.

 

Tai Chi  &  Steady As You Go

Two great options. Check out  the details in this brochure:

Age Concern Falls Prevention

For information about the class nearest to you in 2018 check out:

Dunedin+SAYGo+classes+website

Dunedin+Tai+Chi+classes+website

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