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Christmas hours

Selwyn Village Healthcare will be shut from Saturday 25th December, reopening Wednesday 5th January 2022. Please arrange appointments and prescription requests early so you don’t miss out. After hours care is provided over the phone through the national phone healthline 0800 611 116, and in person through www.AfterhoursGP.co.nz who provide booked appointments outside our opening hours. You can also attend any of Christchurch’s walk-in services when we’re shut (Emergency Department, Riccarton Clinic, Moorhouse Medical, Pegasus 24 Hour Surgery). Have a nice summer break – we look forward to seeing you back in 2022.

New GP – Dr Tara King

Great news – We’re excited to welcome Dr Tara King to our team of GPs. She’s available now for bookings. Dr King has experience in a variety of specialities, and we expect her to be a great contributor to the wellbeing of our community. Please join us in helping her feel welcome.

Friday public holiday

With Canterbury anniversary day public holiday this week, we’re closed from 5pm Thursday 11th of November, reopening 8:30am the following Monday. We’re not open Friday 12/11/21. If you need health advice through the long weekend call Healthline on 0800 611 116, or for GP care that can’t wait book an appointment through AfterHoursGP.co.nz Happy holidays!

COVID-19 – changes to our services

We are making some changes to our service due to the ongoing risk of community COVID-19 in Christchurch – to try and protect our patients, community, and staff. Please read the information on our homepage to find out how these changes might affect you. Thank you all for your continued understanding and kindness.

New team member

We’re excited to introduce Jo Naysmith, who is a great new addition to our reception & administration team. Please help her to feel welcome if you meet her at reception.

Labour day public holiday

With Labour day public holiday next Monday we’ll be closed from 5pm Friday 22nd of October, reopening 8:30am the following Tuesday. We are not open Monday 25/10/21. If you need health advice through the long weekend call Healthline on 0800 611 116, or for GP care that can’t wait book an appointment through AfterHoursGP.co.nz Please submit prescription repeat requests early if you’ll run out of medication; these can take up to 48 hours to process, and you may be asked to arrange an appointment if you haven’t been seen recently. Happy holidays!

Super Saturday Vaccinations

We’re opening specially to offer COVID-19 vaccinations on Super Saturday From 8am – 12pm this Saturday 16th October. Call 03 366 8970 to book

New GP

We’ve got a great new GP joining our team – Dr Tara King will be with us from mid November, taking over from Dr England who leaves us this week (we will have locum cover for the interim). Dr King has a range of experience in a variety of medical specialities, and we expect her to be a great contributor to the wellbeing of our community. Please join us in helping her feel welcome.

COVID-19 Vaccination

We’re excited to now offer COVID-19 Vaccination. We can vaccinate anyone aged 12+, you do not have to be a registered patient. We are currently able to offer appointments at short notice – please phone to book. See our vaccination page for more information

New team member

Our reception & administration team has just been joined by a great new member Rochelle Connell. Please join us in helping her feel welcome if you meet her at reception or over the phone.

Weekend COVID-19 testing

This weekend our patients can book an appointment with us for COVID-19 testing between 9-1pm Saturday & Sunday. phone us during these hours to book an appointment (03 3668970) stay in your car and phone us when you arrive

COVID-19 Alert Level 4

From 11:59 pm Tuesday 17th August Christchurch & NZ are at COVID-19 Alert Level 4 Please visit our homepage for detailed information on how this affects our services & your healthcare.

Dr Vanessa England leaving

Dr England is leaving our team next month to take on exciting career opportunity in Westport. We’re all very sad to see her go, please join us in wishing her the best for the future. We will have a locum GP covering her workload while we spend the time finding the best long term replacement for her registered patients. Many thanks for your patience.

New team member

We’re excited to introduce Fleur MacPherson, who is a great new addition to our reception & administration team. Please help her to feel welcome if you meet her at reception.

COVID-19 Vaccination

We have updated the information on our COVID-19 page, to help you work out when you will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination in Canterbury. We’re not yet sure if / when we may be able to provide vaccination at Selwyn Village Healthcare, but will continue to keep our website updated as information becomes available.

Flu vaccines

We’re now able to give flu vaccines to all our patients, though don’t yet have the vaccines for ages 4 and under (will update here when this changes) . Please walk in 8:30 – 4pm, no appointment needed. Please don’t ring to book.

COVID-19 protection

Our team of frontline health workers are now being vaccinated against COVID-19 (through the CDHB). We regularly see patients with symptoms consistent with COVID-19, and so vaccination helps prevent passing infection on to our other patients if we’re exposed. We believe there is good evidence for the safety and effectiveness of the Pfizer vaccine being used in New Zealand. We’re actively trying to secure COVID-19 vaccination at Selwyn Village Healthcare for our patients, but don’t yet know when this might happen. We’ll keep you posted through our website.

Flu vaccines – ages 65+ now available

Funded Flu vaccines are now available for our patients ages 65+. If you are 65 or older please come to our morning walk-in clinic 8:30 – 11am. Please do not call to book an appointment. We’re expecting flu vaccines for other groups some time next month – we’ll update our website & recorded phone message (or you can subscribe below). We have no information yet on when we might be able to offer COVID-19 vaccination.

Flu vaccines 2021

Our 2021 Flu vaccination program is due to be starting soon; we’re waiting to have the date of delivery confirmed. Initially these will be available only for our patients aged 65+. This year vaccination will be provided through our morning walk-in clinic (8:30 – 11am). Once vaccination is available we’ll update our website & recorded phone message (or you can subscribe to our news updates). We have no information yet about COVID-19 vaccination for our patients.

Easter hours

With Easter public holidays this weekend we’ll be closed from 5pm Thursday 1st of April, reopening 8:30am the following Tuesday. We are not open Friday 1/4/21 or Monday 5/4/21. If you need health advice through the long weekend please call Healthline on 0800 611 116, or for GP care that can’t wait book an appointment through AfterHoursGP.co.nz Please submit prescription repeat requests early if you’ll run out of medication; these can take up to 48 hours to process, and you may be asked to arrange an appointment if you haven’t been seen recently. Happy holidays!

New team member

We’re excited to welcome Megan O’Connell as a new member of our team. Megan is a competent and experienced practice nurse who will start helping care for our patients this week.

Flu vaccines 2021

From the beginning of May we’re expecting to offer the 2021 flu vaccine; we can’t book these appointments until we have more details. There is still no clear information about whether COVID-19 vaccination will be provided through General Practice, and when this might occur. We’ll keep our website updated, or you can subscribe to our news to get notified directly by email when we know more. Thanks for your patience!

COVID-19 Alert level 1

From Sunday 7/3/21 Christchurch is returning to alert level 1. We still request that patients who are unwell with cold & flu symptoms do not enter the building – please call us to arrange assessment. See our COVID-19 page for further information.

COVID-19 Alert level 2

This weekend a further case of community transmission was detected in Auckland, and Christchurch has been moved into alert level 2. Please see our COVID-19 page for detailed information for both well AND unwell patients on how you can help us reduce the spread of disease.

COVID-19 Alert level 1

From Thursday 17/2/21 Christchurch is returning to alert level 1. We still request that patients who are unwell with cold & flu symptoms do not enter the building – please call us to arrange assessment. See our COVID-19 page for further information.

COVID-19 Alert level 2

The new community cases of COVID-19 and the escalation to Alert level 2 this weekend further emphasise the importance of continuing our careful approach. Please see our COVID-19 page for detailed information for both well AND unwell patients on how you can help us prevent the spread of disease.

New Website

We’ve updated our website to make it easier to find the information you want. Stay posted for more improvements to come