Newtown Union Health Service – NUHS

Nominations are now open for applications to join the NUHS Board.

To become a NUHS Board member you must be a NUHS patient and your nomination must be supported by another member/patient.

The AGM is to be held on Thursday 12th November @ 5pm – light refreshments from 4.45pm @ Trinity Church (next to NUHS)

For further information or to request a Nomination Pack please contact Vanessa Gray at info@nuhs.org.nz or phone 380 2020 or ask at Reception.

Nominations close Thursday 29th October @ 5pm

 

There is NO Saturday Clinic until further notice – we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience.  Please call or visit After Hours or Accident & Emergency at Wellington Hospital for any urgent medical concerns.

COVID-19 Update

If you have respiratory symptoms i.e. fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat PLEASE DO NOT COME IN – please phone the Receptionist and a nurse will call you back.

Due to Covid-19 we have been advised to stop face to face nurse and doctor consultations with immediate effect. If you are unwell or have a family member unwell please phone on 380 2020.  We will provide telephone consultations and if a face to face consult is required arrangements will be made. This will mean we can manage a small number of people in the waiting room at one time providing social distancing to keep us all safe.

For any existing appointments you will receive a phone call from the doctor or nurse at the appointment time rather than attend the clinic. If necessary, they will then arrange a face to face visit for you. You will be charged for a telephone consultation however if COVID-19 related will be free of charge.

Please do not be offended if we ask you to wait outside until you can be seen.

If you need a repeat prescription please phone our Script line Ph: 380 2020 or use the Manage My Health website – DO NOT COME IN TO REQUEST THESE.  All scripts will be faxed to your local pharmacy at no cost to the patient.

The number of requests for repeat prescriptions has been extraordinary. We are now needing to prioritise these starting with those whose regular medication is now due. Please do not stock pile medication, this will generate stock shortages. At the moment this is not the case and we have been assured that if we continue providing scripts as we have in the past there is enough stock in the country.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this tough time.  The safety and wellbeing of our patients and community is of the utmost importance to us.

If you have any respiratory symptoms PLEASE DO NOT COME IN – phone first on 380 2020 and a nurse will contact you.

 

Currently LEVEL 1

For the most current and accurate information please go to:  https://covid19.govt.nz

patient register is temporarily closed

So we are unable to take on any new patients at this time.

The only exceptions are listed below:

The Massey Student Health and Counselling Service register will remain open to new registrations.

Newtown Union and Broadway Health Clinics will only register:

Refugees
Newborn babies and children who do not have a GP in Wellington
A Spouse or partner if they do not have a GP in Wellington

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Patient Experience survey

Our practice is participating in a national survey to find out what your experience with health care is like and how your overall care is managed.  Taking part is voluntary.  For further information follow this link.

Our reception staff will be checking we have your contact information details on record.

We are a not-for-profit community service providing healthcare for community service card holders, low income union members and their families.

Newtown Union Health Service is a long established health service providing a range of local health services for some of the most vulnerable people, including new migrants, low income families, and the unemployed.   We have been providing community-owned, affordable, accessible, acceptable, appropriate, not-for-profit and community based primary health care since May 1987.

Patient Portal

Patient portals are secure online sites, provided by GPs, where patients can access their health information and interact with their general practice.

Benefits

Patient portals give people convenient and secure electronic access to their  health information, increasing their ability to manage their own health care. Read more