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28 September, 2022

FREE Cervical Smears for the month of October

  • Are you due for your smear test? Book your appointment today at Feilding Health Care. It only takes ten minutes to save your life.
  • A smear test will detect any cell changes in your cervix so we can act faster to help you prevent cervical cancer.
  • The sooner any changes are addressed, the better your chances are of success – that’s why it’s so important for you to book your cervical screening appointment.
  • Although 90% of cervical screenings are perfectly normal, if your smear test shows any changes suggestive of cervical cancer, you will be referred to a specialist within one week.
  • We promise we’ll be quick, discreet and if you’d prefer you can request a female professional to take your screening.
  • If you are aged 25-69, have a cervix and have ever been sexually active, give us a call to see when you’re due your next smear test.
  • We’re proud to be a LGBTQIA+ healthcare service. If you have a cervix, you need screening. Take 10 minutes to save your life, in a supportive and respectful clinic.
  • It doesn’t matter if you are immunised against HPV, are no longer having sex, only have sex with women or have been through menopause – you still need to get regular smear tests.

  • Cervical cancer is one of the easiest cancers to prevent – as long as we detect the cell changes that cause it, early.
  • Regular cervical screening can detect any changes on the cervix so they can be treated before they turn into cancer.
  • New Zealand has one of the best cervical screening programmes in the world.
  • Almost all cervical cancer is caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV).
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is spread by sexual activity. Eighty percent of people who have been sexually active will have an HPV infection at some point in their lives.
  • It’s completely up to you who takes your screen. You can choose to go to your regular doctor or choose to go to:
    • any doctor or practice nurse
    • Family Planning
    • your sexual health service
    • marae-based or other Māori health centres
    • community health services, eg, Pacific or women’s health centre
  • Whoever you choose, all screen takers are specially trained to make sure the test is comfortable, and meets your rights as a patient.
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21 September, 2022

MidCentral Health Walk In

MidCentral Health are hold a walk in COVID & Flu vaccine clinic here at Feilding Health Care.

No need to call
No need to make an appointment
Please use the Clevely entrance on Duke Street.
You must be 6 months after you last booster & 3 month after testing positive for COVID-19
People recommended to receive a second booster as a priority
People aged 65 years and over
Māori and Pacific peoples aged 50 years and over
Residents of aged care and disability care facilities
Severely immunocompromised people who received a three-dose primary course and a fourth dose as a first booster (noting this would be a fifth dose for these people)
Other people recommended to receive a second booster as a priority
People aged 16 years and over who have a medical condition that increases the risk of severe breakthrough COVID-19 illness and
People aged 16 years and over who live with disability with significant or complex health needs or multiple comorbidities.
In addition, a second booster is available for:
All people aged 50 years and over
health, aged care and disability workers aged 30 years and over

 

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10 May, 2022

Rebirth for Clevely Wing

Addition to Feilding Health Care

There is excitement and anticipation in the air on Duke Street where the latest addition to the Feilding Health Centre complex approaches its due date.

On the site adjacent to the building that formally housed the Feilding Maternity Hospital, and is now the Feilding Health Centre, the old Clevely Ward has undergone a rebirth of its own.

Owned by the Manawatū Community Trust (MCT) since 2015, the building was always earmarked as an extension to the Feilding Health Care Centre development next door.

Since its opening in 2016, Feilding Health Care (FHC) has flourished and the nearly 1000 square metre Clevely Wing will provide welcome additional workspace for General Practitioners and the diverse medical services that are offered there.

Leased to Feilding Health Care Property Management Ltd., both buildings are owned by the Manawatū Community Trust on land that remains the property of the MidCentral DHB.

The Clevely Ward operated as a geriatric facility from 1983 to 2005, and was named after local Hospital Board member, the late Jim Clevely.

The $2.1M the Manawatū Community Trust will invest in developing the Clevely site has been tightly managed by a Project Control Group made up of representatives of the Trust, the FHC and construction company Colspec.

Manawatū Community Trustee and Project Control Group chairman Liam Greer says the Trust is excited about the extensive refurbishment of the Clevely Wing. “The development aligns with the Trust’s mission to promote the provision of health and wellbeing services to the residents of the Manawatu district.”

Greer says the Trust is happy to have Colspec working on the Duke Street site again. The Manawatū based construction company undertook the substantial new build of the Health Centre. “The Clevely project has thrown us plenty of challenges in a unique construction environment of transport logistics, labour and materials shortages.”

Chief Executive Officer of FHC Nicky Hart says, “We are extremely grateful to be working in collaboration with MCT to extend the Feilding Health Care Facility and appreciate their commitment to the community. The redeveloped Clevely Wing will be a more suitable environment for the community mental health team and allow for more GP and Nursing services.”

The MCT was established as a not-for-profit organisation in 2008 by the Manawatū District Council, and, as its core business, owns and manages 205 flats for pensioners and those with disabilities in Feilding, Rongotea and Sanson.

In its undertaking to meet the high demand for affordable housing in the area, the Trust has recently gained resource consent to build a further ten single bedroom flats and two double bedroom flats in Feilding. The cul-de-sac of units, accessible off Beattie Street, will be known as Corrick Court and is expected to be completed early in 2023.

The MCT also supports the Senior Hub of Manchester Social Services and the MENZSHED.

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11 January, 2022

COVID Vaccine Updates

COVID-19 Boosters are available for people that finished their primary course more than four months ago.  You can book these at Feilding Health Care by ringing 06 323 9696, or book at another site by visiting https://bookmyvaccine.covid19.health.nz/.  There are a number of walk in options shown on this website. Feilding Health Care will hold some walk in clinics in coming weeks,  and let you know when these are confirmed.

You now have the opportunity to protect children aged 5 to 11 against COVID-19, by being vaccinated with a child (paediatric) formulation of the Pfizer vaccine.  These can be booked by ringing 06 323 9696.  If you are unsure about the vaccine for your children, you can use this appointment time to learn more about it before you make a decision. Information about the vaccine can be found here.https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-vaccine-health-advice/covid-19-vaccine-and-children-information-parents-and-caregivers.

 

 

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23 December, 2021

Change to the COVID Booster Timing

Boosters are currently available to people over
the age of 18 who finished their primary course of
the COVID-19 vaccine more than six months ago.
In January, this interval will be reduced to four
months.
From 5 January, people aged 18+ who had their
second or third primary dose of the vaccine more
than four months ago will be able to attend walk in
clinics for their booster. Bookings can be made
on BookMyVaccine.nz from 17 January.

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22 December, 2021

MDHB – COVID Testing hours

575 Main Street, Palmerston North

Friday 24th December– 8.30am to 4pm
Christmas Day – CLOSED
Boxing Day– 10am to 2pm
Monday 27th December– 10am to 2pm
Tuesday 28th December– 10am to 2pm
Wednesday 29th December– 8.30am to 4pm
Thursday 30th December– 8.30am to 4pm
Friday 31st December– 8.30am to 4pm
New Years Day– 10am to 2pm
Sunday 2nd January– 10am to 2pm
Monday 3rd January– 10am to 2pm
Tuesday 4th January– 10am to 2pm

 

Wednesday 5th January will be return to normal opening hours.

Monday to Friday – 8.30 to 4pm

Saturday & Sunday – 10am to 2pm

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22 December, 2021

Blood Collection Holiday Open Hours

  • Christmas Day Closed
  • Boxing Day – Closed
  • Monday 27th to Tuesday 28th December – Closed
  • Wednesday 29th to Friday 31st Dec 10am to 2pm
  • New Year’s Day – Closed
  • Sunday 2nd to Tuesday 4th January – Closed
  • Wednesday 5th to Friday 7th January 10am to 2pm

Monday 10th January we will be returning to our normal opening hours. Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm

 

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16 December, 2021

Holiday Hours

Our Opening Hours

Christmas Day – CLOSED

Boxing Day – 9am to 12pm – Urgent After Hours

Monday 27th December – 9am to 12pm – Urgent After Hours

Tuesday 28th December – 9am to 12pm – Urgent After Hours

Wednesday 29th December – 8am to 5.30pm

Thursday 30th December – 8am to 5.30pm

Friday 31st December – 8am to 5.30pm

Saturday 1st January – 9am to 12pm – Urgent After Hours

Sunday 2nd January – 9am to 12pm – Urgent After Hours

Monday 3rd January – 9am to 12pm – Urgent After Hours

Tuesday 4th January – 9am to 12pm – Urgent After Hours

Wednesday 5th January – 8am to 5.30pm

Thursday 6th January – 8am to 5.30pm

Friday 7th January – 8am to 5.30pm

Saturday 8th January – 9am to 12pm – Urgent After Hours

Sunday 9th January –  9am to 12pm – Urgent After Hours

 

COVID Testing – Wednesday to Friday – 1.30pm to 1.45pm by appointment only. If you require a test outside of these times, please go to 575 Main Street, Palmerston North

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5 October, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Feilding Health Care vaccination update

Feilding Health Care will be bringing back the drive through vaccination centre at Manfeild from Thursday 7 October until Sunday 10 October, 8:30am until 6:00pm each day.  Sunday’s vaccinations will be overseen by Ngā Kaitiaki o Ngāti Kauwhata with a focus on Māori Whanau.

Also, on Tuesday 12 October, the Māori Mobile Unit will be doing vaccinations at Feilding Civic Centre from 10:00am until 3:00pm.

We are aiming for to get 90 percent of the community vaccinated, so take this opportunity to get a dose if you haven’t already had one or your second dose so that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

People aren’t required to book in to the drive through, however, if you would like to book an appointment, call 06 323 9696. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for more details.

 

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22 September, 2021

Level 2 Service Update

COVID Vaccines

During level 2, all Covid-19 Vaccinations are being given at Feilding Health Care in Duke Street (door  6 entry).  You can book a vaccination by using the ‘book now’ button on our home screen, or call our patient service team on 06 323 9696.  If you would like to get vaccinated at another place, you can ring the National Booking Service on 0800 28 29 26.

GP and Nurse Appointments

We will offer phone or video appointments where appropriate and in person if you need to be seen.   All routine services are running with increased precautions.

 

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