News Releases

Here's the latest news from WellSouth.
Questions or comments? Contact us at communications@wellsouth.org.nz

Or contact Frederique Gulcher, WellSouth Communications and Engagement Manager, 021 854 734.

 

WellSouth clinicians take up telehealth for mental health service during COVID-19 outbreak

Tuesday 21 April 2020

WellSouth’s mental health services have quickly adjusted to the world of COVID-19 and self isolation – continuing to support patients by providing consultations by phone and video.Brief Intervention Service provides short-term counselling to clients with mild to moderate mental health issues, including anxiety and depression. BIS clinicians ordinarily see patients...

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Where to get tested for COVID-19

Thursday 16 April 2020

COVID-19 TESTING IN SOUTHERN

Have symptoms? Need a COVID-19 test? Call your GP or 0800 VIRUS19 (0800 847 8719) to get tested.

COVID-19 testing is free of charge.


0800 VIRUS 19 Call Centre
Our call centre can refer you for testing.
Operating Hours:
9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday 9am to 12noon, Weekends
See Ministry...

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Where to get tested for COVID-19

Thursday 16 April 2020

COVID-19 TESTING IN SOUTHERN

Have symptoms? Need a COVID-19 test? Call your GP or 0800 VIRUS19 (0800 847 8719) to get tested.

COVID-19 testing is free of charge.


0800 VIRUS 19 Call Centre
Our call centre can refer you for testing.
Operating Hours:
9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday 9am to 12noon, Weekends
See Ministry...

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Call Centre and 0800 VIRUS19 number to streamline local COVID-19 testing

Wednesday 15 April 2020

A new centralised call service and free phone number – 0800 VIRUS19 (0800 847 8719) – is helping streamline assessment and possible testing for COVID-19 in the Southern region. The new service based at WellSouth’s Dunedin office began receiving calls on Thursday and is making it easier for patients...

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Call Centre and 0800 VIRUS19 number to streamline local COVID-19 testing

Wednesday 15 April 2020

A new centralised call service and free phone number – 0800 VIRUS19 (0800 847 8719) – is helping streamline assessment and possible testing for COVID-19 in the Southern region. The new service based at WellSouth’s Dunedin office began receiving calls on Thursday and is making it easier for patients...

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Wanaka GP joins board of WellSouth, primary health network

Friday 20 December 2019

News Release 11 December 2019Wanaka and the Central Otago region have a stronger voice in primary health care services in the district, as Dr Susie Meyer joins the board of WellSouth primary health network.“I want to look at health issues in a broader perspective,” says Dr Meyer, who stepped down...

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Dr Aisha Paulose new clinical advisor to WellSouth

Thursday 19 December 2019

News Release - 11 December 2019WellSouth is strengthening its clinical team with the appointment of Winton GP, Dr Aisha Paulose, to a new clinical advisor role.Workforce development, greater representation of rural general practice, and providing clinical advice to WellSouth staff, are among the areas where Dr Paulose will work with...

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Dr Aisha Paulose new clinical advisor to WellSouth

Thursday 19 December 2019

News Release - 11 December 2019WellSouth is strengthening its clinical team with the appointment of Winton GP, Dr Aisha Paulose, to a new clinical advisor role.Workforce development, greater representation of rural general practice, and providing clinical advice to WellSouth staff, are among the areas where Dr Paulose will work with...

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WellSouth 2019 Annual Plan

Wednesday 13 November 2019

Innovation in health services - WellSouth releases 2019 Annual Report WellSouth’s Annual Report 2019 highlights a host of innovative programmes and services supporting general practice in the Southern district. Highlights include the well-received, long-term conditions programme, CLIC, and continued implementation of the flagship general practice model, Health Care Home.The Annual...

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WellSouth 2019 Annual Plan

Wednesday 13 November 2019

Innovation in health services - WellSouth releases 2019 Annual Report WellSouth’s Annual Report 2019 highlights a host of innovative programmes and services supporting general practice in the Southern district. Highlights include the well-received, long-term conditions programme, CLIC, and continued implementation of the flagship general practice model, Health Care Home.The Annual...

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