Updates from the Practice Team

Zostavax Vaccination

May 01 2018

                   From  April 1st  Zostavax  (shingle vaccine)  has  been  funded  for  patients  aged  65-80.

Due to the pressure on our nurses’ appointments, with the flu vaccine arriving late, we have decided to concentrate on ensuring everyone who is eligible can get their flu vaccination in a timely manner. We will be starting the Zostavax campaign in earnest in June and we will be getting extra supplies of the vaccine in to cope with demand.

 Zostavax is a live vaccine. There are some health conditions e.g. If you are under the care of a specialist, are immunosuppressed or have had recent treatment for cancer it may mean vaccination is contraindicated or should be delayed.  Everyone, who wishes to have Zostavax, is required to complete a screening questionnaire before you can be vaccinated to ensure it is in your best interests to be given this vaccine.

Please contact us on 232 8376 in early June if you think you are eligible.


May 01 2018


Winter’s on its way with shorter days, colder nights and the usual round of winter colds and illnesses. 

Keep you and your family well by booking your flu vaccination today. It’s quick to do and is free for some people. Now is also a good time to stock up on any regular medication.


If you or a family member gets asthma, check you have a ready supply of your preventer medication and inhalers. If you need a refresher on how to use an inhaler, one of our practice nurses can show you what to do.

Here are some other tips for keeping well in the countdown to winter.

·       Keep active, get lots of fresh air and drink plenty of water.

·       Wash and dry your hands thoroughly to keep any germs away.

·       Eat lots of fruit and vegetables – they’re a great source of vitamins!

·       Avoid slips, trips and falls – clear paths and steps of moss that could become slippery when frosty.

·       Keep you and your home warm – stock up on firewood and check doors and windows for gaps that could cause draughts.


visit www.healthnavigator.org.nz information andfor more  tips.

Linden Fit Track

Sep 01 2017

Linden Surgery Outreach Nurse takes locals blood pressure at the opening of the Linden Fit Track

Speech and Language Therapist Elita McDonald can be accessed on site at Tawa Medical Centre

Feb 18 2017

Elita McDonald - Speech and Language Therapist


Qualifications: BSLT., ATCL Performance Voice., LSVT Loud Accredited Practitioner.

Communication is key! My role as a Speech and Language Therapist means I am to blend my love of helping people, science, creativity and communication everyday. 

I work with both children and adults. Areas of my practice include: Articulation and speech sound delay, voice disorders, stroke and neurological rehabilitation e.g. stroke recovery and Parkinson’s disease, swallowing difficulties and acquired language impairment called Aphasia.   

Whilst completing my Speech and Language Therapy Degree at Canterbury University, I performed in various Opera and Musical Theatre productions, and I continue to perform as a soprano soloist for weddings and events here in Wellington.  

Clinic appointments, or home visits are available with Elita. Email emcdonald.therapy@yahoo.com or phone 027 329 0569. 




Our new Access Nurse

Feb 18 2017

Dionne Delacey - Outreach Nurse 

I am a genial and compassionate nurse with a love for diversity of culture, and strongly believe in the huge benefits of self-care and responsibility. After working in the community as a District Nurse also running the CCDHB, Kapiti Pulmonary Rehabilitation courses. I believe I have gained valuable skills to assist my patents in achieving their goals. With two primary school aged children at home I understand the demands placed on everyday life, but also that occasionally we must take a breath, look around, and realise there is a solution to almost every problem.



Changes to the Shared Care Record

Sep 14 2015

Since 7 April 2014, a summary of your health records has been immediately available to hospital clinicians and afterhours GPs, as the electronic Shared Care Record was launched in Wellington, Porirua and the Kapiti Coast.

From 20 April 2015, there has been some changes to the Shared Care Record. In brief, this means:

  • GPs are now able to access the Shared Care Record for casual patients seen in their practices.
  • GP access to the Shared Care Record has been extended to include the Hutt Valley region.

The Shared Care Record lets authorised health care providers, such as after hours GPs and hospital doctors, access a summary of information from your GP.

Information like your test results, medical conditions, allergies and prescribed medications will be shared. The information will be available at any time, even if our medical practice is closed.

The information is stored securely in New Zealand and all access to the information is recorded and routinely audited.

You can choose to withhold some or all of your information. However, if you choose to withhold your information, health professionals involved in your care, for example in an emergency or after hours situation, may not immediately have information available and this could delay appropriate treatment and mean additional tests are needed.

If you don’t wish other health providers to have access to your Shared Care Record, you can opt-out by calling us on 0800 727 664, telling your GP, or sending a letter to the freepost address below:

Freepost Authority Shared Care Record
Compass Health
PO Box 27380
Marion Square
Wellington 6141 (No stamp required)

For more information on the Shared Care Record Project, click here.

Welcome to our new website!

Sep 14 2015

Linden Surgery is proud to present our new website! Designed with the everyday patient in mind, our new website is completely functional on all devices; your computer; your tablet and your smartphone. Our new features include connection to our key services listing, enrolment and fees information, news updates and self-help resources and guides.

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