Raglan Medical Update – 21st May 2020

Kia ora . We still need to have safety measures in place during Alert Level 2 so we are asking the community to assist us by doing the following:

  • In an emergency ring 111 and ask for assistance
  • If you are unwell and need medical assistance, don’t put it off, please call us on 825 0114
  • Phone consults are available for patients who don’t need to see a doctor face to face or for non-urgent matters.
  • To keep our community safe we are limiting the number of people in the waiting room at any one time.
  • Our clinic has comprehensive hygiene measures to reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases.
  • If you have respiratory issues or COVID-19 symptoms please let us know as you arrive and stay in your car
  • Do not arrive too early for appointments as you may not be able to wait in the waiting room
  • If you intend to walk to the clinic, please let us know in advance so we can arrange adequate waiting facilities when you arrive
  • Please try not to bring extended whanau or children with you unless necessary until the risk of COVID-19 has reduced further.

Raglan Community Charitable Trust to fund flu jabs for community services card holders

Raglan Community Charitable Trust Chairman, Peter Storey says in the past 12 months, the Trust has provided around $78,000 to Raglan organisations to support their incredible community work.

“Along with our annual grants to the community Christmas lunch, New Year’s fireworks and Christmas in the Park, we’ve funded a vehicle for PRIME and additional community defibrillators, given grants for training for PRIME practitioners and first aiders and made grants to Raglan Fire and Emergency and Raglan Volunteer Coastguard for vital equipment.”

Peter says the Trust now wants to offer 200 free flu vaccinations to Community Services Card holders and their dependents and to children who live with (or are in regular contact with) someone aged 65+ years.

“Raglan Medical will administer the vaccinations, so please give them a call on 825-0114 to check if you qualify for a free flu jab.  Meanwhile, play it safe this flu season and remember to wash your hands with soap, cough and sneeze into your elbow and stay home if you feel unwell.”