Norfolk Island Regional Council

Norfolk Island Health and Residential Aged Care Service - Update

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Breast Screening Clinic Norfolk Island

Jill and Angela from Sydney Breast Clinic, would like to thank those who attended the Breast Screening Clinic at NIHRACS.

The response has been amazing and they were delighted to meet you all.

Your results will be double read by specialist Radiologists at Sydney Breast Clinic, your results including your images on a USB stick will be returned to NIHRACS for you to pick up. (please allow 2-3 weeks).

Some women may be contacted for further imaging, which will be required to be performed off the Island. A GP Clinic staff member will contact you the week beginning 17th September 2018 to advise a follow-up with your GP at the GP Clinic if further investigation is needed.

Child Health Clinic (Drop in Clinic)

Commencing Wednesday 12th September 2018, NIHRACS will be holding Child Health Clinics at NI – Connect from  9am to12 noon.

The clinics will be drop-in clinics, so no appointments necessary and will be held every 3rd Wednesday of the month.  Our midwife will weigh baby and assist in completing baby book assessments.

GP Clinic

Health History Update Questionnaires

When you next visit the GP Clinic you will be asked to complete a Health History Update Questionnaire.  These are to us in maintaining accurate information on your medical record and therefore assist the GP with your consultation.  Please arrive for your appointment 5 minutes prior to your appointment to allow time to complete the questionnaire.  We thank you for your assistance in this important task

All patient information will be treated as confidential.

Hours of Operation

The GP Clinic is open from 8.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4.30pm Monday to Friday.  Please note the clinic is closed for lunch from 12.30 – 1.30pm.  Please call for appointments only during opening hours.

When you next visit the Clinic you will be asked to complete this form which should only take a few minutes.  Please arrive a few minutes prior to your appointment time so that you can complete the form. 

How long should you book your appointment for?

Most appointments with your GP only require 15 minutes.  If you have multiple issues or you think they are complex and will require extensive discussion, please let our receptionist know that you would like a long appointment. This will ensure you have the time needed with your GP and will assist us in managing the GPs time and patient flow.

Appointments with the Nurse

On arrival at the clinic do not go directly to see the Nurse (to what was known as Outpatients), please make yourself known to our receptionist.   Appointments are required for all non-urgent visits to the Nurse.  In most cases you will also need an appointment with the GP.  This includes ear syringing, blood pressure readings and immunisations.

All emergencies will be reviewed by a Nurse prior to being seen by a GP.

Please notify us as soon as you can if you are unable to make your appointment time.  This allows us to offer the time to another patient.   A quick phone call if you are running late also allows for better management of our patient times.

Diabetes Clinic

These will now be held monthly.  Please call 24134 to book an appointment.

Women’s Wellness Clinic

The Women’s Wellness program continues. Interested women of all ages are encouraged to book an appointment (lasting forty minutes) with Dr Jenny Sexton on Monday, Wednesday or Friday.  Please mention ‘Women’s Wellness’ when making the appointment – phone 24134.

Men’s Health Checks (Spanner in the Works)

Men interested in a follow-up with a GP for a more extensive health check or a skin check are encouraged to book an appointment (lasting 30 mins) with Dr John.  Please mention ‘skin check’ or ‘men’s health’ when making an appointment phone – 24134.

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