- Dr Satya now on duty 3 days a week
- Masks are required in the waiting room; Covid Swabs are taken in the carpark
- Winter Flu vaccine available
- Millhouse has applied to deliver Covid Vax; not yet approved.
- Don't forget to use ManageMy Health and digital prescriptions to reduce interpersonal contact
A warm welcome to the Millhouse community and other readers
Usually, the appearance of new shoots and blossoms remind me that Spring is here and winter ills will soon pass. However this year the COVID DELTA incursion with LOCKDOWN 4 has majorly interrupted our return to normal living and a healthy business environment.
A highlight for me last month was the Botany Downs Secondary College's drama, 'The Year of the Plague', written by teachers and performed by a talented multicultural student cast. Through humour, music, drama, and audiovisual effects we reflected on the COVID pandemic through the lens of historic plague experiences. The finale reminded the audience that COVID-19 has infected more than 200 million people, and caused 4.5 million deaths, though New Zealand has had only 26 fatalities. This was a poignant moment when I acknowledged my gratitude for living in NZ, where we have a window of opportunity to fortify our immune system, through vaccination and undertaking personal health strategies.
In this newsletter I write again about battling COVID, leaving the discussion on cancer for another time.
DR SATYA SUBRAMANIAN has joined the team to provide ongoing medical care. Dr Alet is happily settled in Canterbury.
REMEMBER NURSE GABRIELLA our highly skilled prescribing nurse, who has now commenced training to become a nurse practitioner. Our other skilled nurses also have specialist skills.
COVID VACCINATIONS: Millhouse is applying to be a provider for these but is not yet approved. However I encourage you to arrange your vaccine NOW by booking on-line at BookMyVaccine or phoning East Care A&E 09 242 1616, at 260 Botany Road.
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Yours in good health
Dr Ric Coleman and the Millhouse Team