GP leaving – Dr John Armstrong

We’re sad to report that Dr John Armstrong has resigned unexpectedly this week due to personal reasons. We apologise for the substantial effect we know this has on his regular patients. 
While we interview for a new long-term GP, Dr Martin Seers will be providing locum cover for John’s patients – although you can book with any of our great doctors.
Thank you for your understanding and support.

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.

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!

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 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!

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!

Morning walk-in clinic

Responding to your healthcare needs, we have a GP attending to urgent problems each weekday morning. While other practices may take days to offer urgent care, our patients can walk-in daily from 8:30 – 11am even if your usual GP is unavailable.

This is ideal for minor injuries, infections, and any other urgent / semi-urgent condition. For routine care (such as prescriptions) please see your usual GP.