News Releases

Here's the latest news from WellSouth.
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Or contact Frederique Gulcher, WellSouth Communications and Engagement Manager, 021 854 734.

 

Clutha Health First ramps up patient portal use

Monday 14 December 2020

More hard-work than hard-sell, Clutha Health First used a simple but effective approach to growing patient portal usage, adding more than 1,200 new registrations in July alone.The Balclutha-based Health Care Home general practice now has 3,545 of its approximately 8,300 patients signed up for patient portals – more than 52%...

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Perseverance despite a pandemic: WellSouth Annual Report 2020

Thursday 12 November 2020

COVID-19 features large, but WellSouth Primary Health Network and general practice have made progress supporting primary health care in the South during 2020.Perseverance despite a pandemic could be the theme of WellSouth’s Annual Report 2020, with the primary health network moving forward in a number of key areas...

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National MMR Campaign for 15 to 30 year-olds 

Thursday 12 November 2020

The Government is rolling out a year-long national measles campaign – called Guardians of the Future - with a focus on ensuring people aged15-30 years are immunised with MMR. General Practices are being asked to recall patients due or overdue for an MMR vaccine.
People in in the 15 to...

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Where to Get COVID-19 Testing Labour Day Weekend

Friday 23 October 2020

Ministry of Health officials recommend patients needing COVID-19 testing should not delay and should get tested as quickly as possible – don’t wait until after the long-weekend.Below is a list of practices/services providing testing at the weekend.Please call 0800 VIRUS-19 (0800 847 8719) to book an appointment.Outside of call centre...

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Take the test, Queenstown! Pop up testing clinic 08 October

Thursday 08 October 2020

People in Queenstown Lakes with COVID-19 symptoms, plus all hospitality workers whether they have symptoms or not, are encouraged to get tested for COVID-19 at a one-day, pop-up testing clinic in central Queenstown. Queenstown COVID-19 Testing Clinic Village Green Camp Street Thursday 08 October 8am to 8pm...

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Health Care Home programme expanding in Southern

Wednesday 23 September 2020

Equity focus of next stage of implementationThe Health Care Home programme is again expanding in the Southern region.The model of general practice improves patient experience and access to care while also supporting the sustainability of general practice.WellSouth Primary Health Network is calling for interest among general practices to join the...

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Harti Hauora provides more support for Māori community in Southland

Friday 18 September 2020

Media Release18 September 2020Harti Hauora provides more support for Māori community in Southland Helping tamariki Māori avoid hospital admissions for respiratory infections by supporting the health of their whānau is the aim of a new collaborative healthcare service at Southland Hospital.Harti Hauora is a Kaupapa Māori centred programme improving...

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 Pop-up surveillance testing for COVID-19 in Gore, Friday 04 September

Thursday 03 September 2020

News Release 01 September 2020 Pop-up surveillance testing for COVID-19 in Gore, Friday 04 September Gore district residents are encouraged to get tested for COVID-19. Gore Health, Hokonui Rūnanga, Gore District Council, WellSouth primary health network and Southern DHB are providingCOVID-19 swabbing at a one day ‘pop-up’ surveillance...

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 Pop-up surveillance testing for COVID-19 in Balclutha, Thursday 10 September

Thursday 03 September 2020

Media Release 02 September 2020 Pop-up surveillance testing for COVID-19 in Balclutha, Thursday 10 September Balclutha area residents are encouraged to get tested for COVID-19. Clutha Health First, Tokomairiro Waiora, Clutha District Council, WellSouth primary health network and Southern DHB are providing COVID-19 swabbing at a one day ‘pop-up’...

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COVID-19 testing continues at general practice as community based testing centres close

Wednesday 26 August 2020

Call 0800 VIRUS 19 (0800 847 8719) to access COVID-19 testing Southern residents are encouraged to contact their general practice or call 0800 VIRUS19 to access free COVID-19 testing if they have symptoms. Community Based Testing Centres in Invercargill and Dunedin are scaling back their operations as of 4pm...

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