Nurse Led Services
We have a very culturally diverse & experienced nursing team of 9 Registered Nurses & 2 Enrolled Nurses. We offer a comprehensive nursing service including Community Nurse Prescriber, immunisations, phlebotomy, Aclasta, IV Antibiotics, wound management, Spirometry & 24hour blood pressure monitoring to name just a few. We provide specialist nursing clinics such as “Partners in Health” which focus on chronic care management & we have 7 specialist nurse smear takers.
Hestie, our Community Nurse Prescriber can see you for skin, ear or eye infections if you have no long term conditions like diabetes. If you are female and have a urinary tract infection, you can also ask to see Hestie. You can book on-line with Hestie via ConnectMed.
Cervical Smear Tests
Cervical smear tests are a very important for all woman aged 20-69yr who have ever been sexually active. New Zealand currently has 60 woman a year who die from cervical cancer. A 3 yearly smear test reduces your risk by 90.8%. At times you may be recommended to have a test more frequently. Crawford Medical offers you the option of checking your patient portal to see when you are due for your smear test &/ or our nursing team will remind you by text.
Our Nurses can offer appointments for your smear tests on
Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays 1pm – 5.30pm
Wednesdays 5.30pm – 6.45pm.
Please ring reception on 09 538 0083 for an appointment. Or you may choose to book a GP appointment.
Flu Clinics 2018 from Mid to Late April
From approximately mid to late April this year our nursing staff offer a flu vaccination service to all Crawford patients and to the wider community. This is a walk in service for patient convenience. The dates and times are published in the local papers in season. You may also book an appointment if you prefer. The start date for Flu Clinics is dependent on the Ministry of Health and the availability of the new Flu vaccine. Each year the Flu vaccine changes.