WHS News

Important Information Regarding Routine Vaccinations:

With effect from 1 October 2020 the National Immunisation Schedule has changed – this effects all children and adults aged 45 and 65 years of age.

Please click here to download WHS Document with main updates…

Please also discuss any queries with a nurse, and for further information please go to online to the following link:

https://www.immune.org.nz/new-zealand-national-immunisation-schedule

Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) catch up Programme…

We recently had a measles outbreak In New Zealand, more than 2,000 people got measles in 2019. 700 had to go to hospital. Māori and Pacific peoples were particularly affected. We need 95 percent of people to be immune to reach ‘community immunity’ (sometimes known as ‘herd immunity’) and help stop future outbreaks (MoH, 2020).

Children under 4 years age:

With effect from 1 October, the MMR schedule has been changed to enable children to have received their two doses of MMR by the age of 15 months – this allows for improved protection against measles, mumps and rubella from an earlier age. Parents of children who have only received their first dose at 15 months will be contacted by WHS to bring their children in for their second dose. Children aged between 15 months and 2 years are being contacted initially, followed by 2-3 years of age, and then 3 – 4 years. However, please do not wait to be contacted – you are welcome to ring the practice and book an appointment for your child.

 

People aged between 15 – 30 years:

People in this age group generally will require a second dose of MMR and are the next priority group for the Government’s catch up programme. If you cannot find evidence of receiving a second dose of MMR, please contact the practice to receive your second dose, free of charge.

Finally, anyone born after 1 January 1969, who has not received a second dose of MMR, is eligible for a free vaccine.
People born before 1 January, 1969 are generally considered to be immune to measles, mumps and rubella and therefore not eligible for a funded vaccine.

For further information, please go to:

https://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/healthy-living/immunisation/protect-against-measles

https://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/healthy-living/immunisation/are-your-immunisations-date

Please do not hesitate to ring the practice and ask to speak to one of the nurses for any advice regarding your vaccination status.

Cervical Screening…

All women between 25 and 69 who have ever been sexually active should have regular smear tests. Find out how regular smear testing can prevent cervical cancer, and get more information on cervical cancer and how it develops.
Don’t forget to book your appointment with the nurse if you need a smear.

For further information about the National Cervical Screening Programme please refer to :

https://www.timetoscreen.nz/cervical-screening/

 

Prostate Cancer…

In New Zealand, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, around 3,000 registrations each year and about 600 deaths from prostate cancer each year (based on the statistics from the Ministry of Health 2007 – 2009 which show an average of 3082 registrations and 602 deaths).
Men who develop prostate cancer are mostly over the age of 65. It rarely occurs in men younger than 55. About one in 13 men will develop prostate cancer before the age of 75.

Prostate cancer may develop very slowly and without any symptoms.

Book an appointment with your GP so that he can make an early assessment of your risk factors.

For further information, please refer to link below:

Prostate Cancer

 

WHS Closed Monday 1st June for Queens Birthday…

We will be closed for business Monday 1st June, reopening Tuesday 2nd June. Please ensure you have enough medication to get you through the holiday break. The Team at Waihopai Health Services would like to wish everyone a safe & happy long weekend!

 

 

 

 

Introducing New RN Nurse to Team WHS : Polly Hanson-Friend…

Polly originates from England however now considers herself a Southlander through and through. As the newest member of the nursing team, Polly graduated from the Southland Institute of Technology with her Bachelor of Nursing degree in 2019. Along the way through her studies, she developed a passion for primary health care and promoting healthy lifestyles. She is enthusiastic to help and learn, but appreciates your patience when faced with new things.

When not at work, Polly will be found running after her dogs out at Sandy Point or peacefully scrapbooking.

 

WHS Welcomes Dr Emma MacCallum…

I am Scottish and completed my medical training in and around Glasgow. I moved to NZ shortly after completing my GP training in 2000 and never left!

I enjoyed working for 18 years as a rural GP in Riverton before changing to Waihopai Health Services in 2019. I am married to a Scotsman and have 3 teenage children. I completed several postgraduate courses in General Practice, child health, women’s health and family planning before coming to NZ and became a Fellow of the Royal NZ College of GPs in 2019. I enjoy the diversity and continuity of General Practice. My main interests remain in women’s and children’s health and can offer procedures including insertion and removal of contraceptive devices.

Out of work I enjoy playing sport and music and relaxing at home with my family and dog.

 

 

Covid- 19…

More info on NZ Government website …please click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handwashing Focus…

An infection spread by unclean hands can have a devastating impact on a patient and their family/whānau.

Keeping your hands clean is one of the best ways to keep from getting sick and spreading illnesses.

Cleaning your hands gets rid of germs you pick up from other people, from the surfaces you touch and from the animals you come in contact with.

Please click here for more handwashing information.

 

Anxiety Support…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHS Patient Portal…

Waihopai Health Services is pleased to announce the Patient Portal is ready to go.

For more information please come and see us.

 

Please click here for more information…

Portal link :  https://portal.waihopaihealth.co.nz

Important WHS Announcements…

WHS welcomes Dr Emma MacCallum to the Team.

WHS farewelled Dr Kamali on 5th December 2019.

Dr Kamali has moved over to Australia to join his family. We wish him all the best for the future, he will be sadly missed by his patients & the WHS team.

 

 

 

WHS Christmas & New Year Opening Hours 2019/2020

Waihopai Health Services will be open normal hours during Christmas & New Year, however we will be closed on Wednesday 25th December  & Thursday 26th December, being Christmas & Boxing Days then reopening on Friday 27th December 2019.

We are also closed for business Wednesday 1st January & Thursday 2nd January, reopening Friday 3rd January 2020.

Please ensure you have enough medication to get you through the holidays.

The Team at Waihopai Health Services would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas holiday!

Slip, Slop, Slap and Wrap Promotion…

This month, the Health Promotion board at Waihopai Health Services is focusing on being Sun Smart over the hot summer month. The sun protection alert for Invercargill states that sun protection is required from 9.30am and 5.55pm even on cloudy days. Around 80 % of UV radiation can still get through on a cloudy day. So slip, slop, slap and wrap this summer to prevent #DUMBBURN.

sunsmart sun-protection-alert

sunsmart.org.nz/be-sunsmart

Changes to the Cervical Screening Programme with effect from November 2019…

With effect from 1 November 2019, the Ministry of Health made changes to the National Cervical Screening Programme.

The implementation of the age change means that:

Women who are under the age of 25 and have not yet had a smear will not be invited for their first smear until the age of 25 years.

Women under the age of 25 who have had a smear will continue to have smears as per the recall plan.

However, if a woman of any age, experiences abnormal bleeding, lower abdominal pains they must seek an appoint with their doctor.

For further information please refer to the following website:

ww.nsu.govt.nz/health-professionals/national-cervical-screening-programme/age-range-change-cervical-screening

 

Important Announcements…

We welcome Dr Emma MacCallum on 29th November to the Team.

WHS is to farewell Dr Kamali on 5th December. Dr Kamali is moving to Australia to join his family. We wish him all the best for the future, he will be sadly missed by his patients & the WHS team.

 

 

 

Mens Health…November

 

Check out our easy practical tips for living healthier. Whether you want to reduce your stress, sleep better, lose a few centimetres, or have safer sex, all the info you need is right here….

Mens Health: Click here for more

Get The Tools: Click here  for more

 

 

 

Just ask, Just Listen… October

Just ask. Just listen has been developed to provide information for family/whānau and friends of people experiencing mental distress (also known as mental illness).
Everyone’s experience is different. It can be a tough time for all involved. When someone is feeling out of sorts, striking up a conversation can seem awkward. We believe the best place to start is to keep it simple. Just ask, “Are you ok?”, then whakarongo/listen to their answer.

The Waihopai workplace challenge was to celebrate smile day. All staff members were allocated a person to perform a random act of kindness for. It was a fortnight of chocolate, flowers, post it notes and even a craft beer voucher!

Like Minds: Click here to see more…

 

 

 

Choice Not Chance  …

Choice not CHANCE – Let’s choose to end harmful gambling.

How much is too much… click here

 

 

 

Department Of Lost Nights Promotion…

People drink too much because they think it leads to good times.

But drinking too much can keep you from being part of the action and lead to you forgetting the good times.
See more at: thelostnight.com

 

 

 

 

 

Good Food Promotion…

This month Waihopai Health Services is focusing on easy healthy food options for families.

Tayla is part of an accelerated Nursing Masters Programme at Otago and has been involved in the
Waihopai Health Team for the last five weeks. Thanks for your help and enthusiasm for this months focus!

The goal is to provide recipes for easy to make meals that are nutritious as well as inform people about healthy
alternatives for everyday foods. These posters will be up on the health promotion boards as well as in the
nurse consultation rooms. The links below also have healthy meal ideas as well as tips and tricks for easy
school lunches for the kids.

nutritionfoundation.org.nz
www.healthykids.org.nz/eat

 

 

 

Vaccines Under Restricted Availability  …World Wide Shortage

Due to a current shortage of flu vaccines World Wide, the Influenza vaccine is under restricted availability at this moment.

 

 

 

 

 

JKS Engineering Corporate Archery Challenge…

WHS will be competing in the “JKS Engineering Corporate Archery Challenge” this Sunday starting at 9am. The team has been practicing hard for this event…See below images


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flu Vaccines Are Now Available…

  • Influenza…. Don’t get it. Don’t give it. Avoid Flu during pregnancy – It’s FREE for you!
  • Influenza can be highly dangerous for mothers and their unborn babies.
  • Immunisation could save your baby’s life.
  • The influenza vaccine has been used for many years in pregnant women with no safety concerns.
  • Protect yourself and those around you from the flu.

 

I’m fit and healthy, so do I need an annual flu shot? YES. Healthy adults, children and infants can still become seriously ill and even die.

Isn’t influenza and a cold the same thing? NO. Influenza is a serious illness that is sometimes fatal.

Can the vaccine give me influenza? No. You cannot get influenza from the vaccine, as it does not contain any live viruses.

Can I build up my immunity to influenza naturally? YES. With immunisation!

This prepares your own natural immune system to fight influenza.

 

Influenza Vaccines for 2019 have arrived, please ring to book in with a nurse. Click here to see if you are eligible for a funded flu Vaccine.

Click here for Influenza brochure information.

 

Zostavax (Shingles Vaccine)

Over 50?…. Your risk of Shingles increases and the symptoms can be more severe.

  • Shingles is caused by the chicken pox virus.
  • Shingles can appear as an unsightly, blistering rash, more often on your face and torso. It is the pain that most sufferers remember.
  • For one in four people with shingles, the pain will worsen due to a complication called postherpetic neuralgia (PHN).
  • Around 1 in 3 people will get shingles in their lifetime.

Talk to one of our nurses or your Doctor about the Zostavax Vaccine.

For information about Shingles you can click here.

 

 

 WHS Think Pink !

 

Waihopai is turning Pink for the month of May for two reason’s.

Pink Shirt Day is on Friday 17 May in 2019. Join the movement to stop bullying and spread aroha and kindness!

Click here for more information…

 

  • From age 20, its important to know the look and feel of your breasts, and show any changes to your doctor.
  • Don’t be shy. Breast cancer’s not.

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ Click here

 

 

Patient Portals Are Coming…

Patient Portals are coming!

This means you will be able to access your blood results , order repeat prescriptions as well as other functions. In order to use Patient Portals, each person must have their own unique email address, so you may want to think about this now.

More details to follow…

 

Medical and Nursing Students

 

Waihopai Health Services is an accredited teaching practice with the University Of Otago.

Students will be gaining clinical experience at the practice over the next few months. You will asked whether you consent to have a student in your consultation.

You have the right to refuse and this will not affect your care. Please inform Reception staff at the time of making the appointment if you do not want a student present.

 

 

 

WHS Anzac Day 25th April

Waihopai Health Services will also be closed to observe Anzac day on Thursday 25th April.  WHS will Reopen again Friday 26th.

Please ensure you have enough medication to get you through the Easter & Anzac break.

The Team at Waihopai Health Services would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday!

 

 

WHS Easter & Southland Anniversary Days

Waihopai Health Services will be closed during Easter & and also on Southland Anniversary  day.

We will be closed Good Friday 19th April, Easter Monday 22nd April, Southland Anniversary  Tuesday 23rd April. Reopening Wednesday 27th.

Please ensure you have enough medication to get you through the Easter holidays.

 

Notification of Recording of Telephone Conversations

During a recent audit and upgrade of our telephone services we discovered our telephone service provider had by default, been keeping a recording for three months of all telephone conversations to and from our listed number. Once we became aware of this we had this function turned off.

We apologize to all our patients for this breach of privacy. We should have let you know that such recordings were being held.

We can assure you that no recordings have been accessed. We are making changes to our processes as a result.

 

 

                WHS Coming up next Month …  Pink Ribbon Health Awareness for May

 

 

 

WHS  Supported Gumboot Friday 5th April

WHS recently supported Gumboot Friday 5th April for Mental Health awareness, raising $62.50. The team embraced their gumboots for the day at work in essence of this important cause.

 

 

 

 

 

Congrats to Dr Wali Kamali

We congratulate Dr Wali Kamali who has been recently awarded his Fellowship to the Royal New Zealand College of General Practice. This recognises  Dr Kamali as a specialist in General Practice and that he continues to develop his special skills within the profession.

 

Dr Callum Fowler has joined our team… read more from Fowler :

I am originally from Invercargill and am of Ngāi Tahu descent.

I trained at Otago University and graduated in 2012. I worked at Southland Hospital for several years – I enjoyed every specialty I worked in, and decided to enter General Practice.

I take particular interest in Mental Health, Women’s health, and Māori health.

At home, I enjoy spending time with my wife Hannah, my daughter Kora, and my two Samoyed dogs.

I’m currently studying Te Ara Reo Māori through SIT.  I’m also involved in the local theatre scene, and I try and fit in a week of skiing every year if I’m lucky!

 

Think Measles:

Click here to take you directly to our useful links page.

 

WHS Christmas & New Year Opening Hours 2018/2019

Waihopai Health Services will be open normal hours during Christmas & New Year, however we will be closed on Tuesday 25th December  & Wednesday 26th December, being Christmas & Boxing Days then reopening on Thursday 27th December 2018.

We are also closed for business Tuesday 1st January & Wednesday 2nd January, reopening Thursday 3rd January 2019.

Please ensure you have enough medication to get you through the holidays.

The Team at Waihopai Health Services would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas holiday!

 

WHS Fees Information for Non Community Service Card Holders

New changes which will apply from 1st December 2018 …..Read more click on below link

Fees Information for Non CSC Holders

 

 

WHS Fees Information for Current Community Service Card Holders

New changes which will apply from 1st December 2018 …..Read more click on below link

Fees Information for CSC Holders

WHS Fees Information for Parents & Caregivers of Under 14 Year Olds

New changes which will apply from 1st December 2018 …..Read more click on below link

Fees Information for u14s

 

 

Time to Screen National Bowel Screening Programme

The free programme is for men and women aged 60 – 74 years of age and will save lives through identifying pre-cancerous polyps or bowel cancer at an early stage, when they are often easier to treat.

The disease kills over 1,200 people every year, and Southern DHB has some of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the country. Yet people who are diagnosed with early stage bowel cancer, and who receive treatment early, have a 90% chance of long term survival.

Testing is done at home using a bowel screening test kit received through the mail.  The kit is quick, easy and simple to do by yourself and is returned by post. Screening is carried out every two years, and is free for those who are eligible, as are any follow-up tests or treatment. People who are eligible are those entitled to receive public healthcare, and who are not currently receiving treatment, or surveillance for bowel cancer.

It is anticipated that over 100 cases of bowel cancer will be identified in the first two years of the Southern screening programme, and that many of these will be in the early stage.

You do not need to register to participate in the screening programme, anyone who is eligible will automatically receive an invitation in the mail. However, we encourage people aged 60 to 74 years to ensure that their address details are up to date with their GP.

If you do have unusual bowel symptoms, don’t wait to be screened. Screening is for people who have no symptoms of bowel cancer. People of any age with unusual bowel symptoms should talk to their GP.

For more information visit www.timetoscreen.nz

 

 

WHS Outstandingness Award – October 

Dr Kamali was awarded most valued team member & the Waihopai Health Services trophy of outstandingness for the month of October, for his services to Dermatology & gaining “Accredited Skin Cancer Doctor” status .

Well done Wali, congratulations on your notable achievement.

 

 

WHS Closed Monday 28th October for Labour Day.

We will be closed for business Monday 28th, reopening Tuesday 29th October. Please ensure you have enough medication to get you through the coming holiday break. The Team at Waihopai Health Services would like to wish everyone a safe & happy long weekend!

 

 

 

 

WHS Outstandingness Award – September

Receptionist & Administration team member Cindy Davis was awarded with the Waihopai Health Services trophy for outstandingness for the month of September, for her support & contribution to the Admin team. Well done & congratulations Cindy you deserve the trophy!

 

WHS Outstandingness Award – August

Administration Manager Lyn Clark was awarded with the Waihopai Health Services trophy for outstandingness for the month of August, for her amazing contributions to IT training within the WHS team. Well done & congratulations Lyn!

WHS Outstandingness Award – July

Dr Wali Kamali & Nurse Karen Russell were jointly awarded with the Waihopai Health Services trophy for outstandingness for the month of July for their team efforts. Well done & congratulations Wali & Karen!

WHS Enrolments

We are now taking on new enrolments, however this will be on a limited basis until further notice.

 

WHS July Newsletter & Yummy Recipe

Click here for July Newsletter & Recipe  …. “Hearty Vegetable Soup”


 

 

 

 

 

 

WHS Outstandingness Award – June

Sara Corbin was was awarded with the Waihopai Health Services trophy for outstandingness for the month of June, for her “Time to Think Pink” Breast Awareness Promotion. Well done & congratulations Sara!

 

WHS Closed Monday 4th June for Queens Birthday.

We will be closed for business Monday 4th June, reopening Tuesday 5th June. Please ensure you have enough medication to get you through the holiday break. The Team at Waihopai Health Services would like to wish everyone a safe & happy long weekend!

 

 

 

Things we love about Winter!

Winter sunshine, Rain on the roof at night, Sitting by a warm fire, Watching snow falling, Cozy electric blankets, Hot water bottles & flannelette sheets! Cross Country skiing, Flying home to mum, Movie nights, Woolly tights, Warm hearty soups & casseroles. Making snowmen, Jumping in frozen puddles, Snowball fights, Fresh cowpats squishing between your toes, Cuddles on the couch, Reading your favourite novel and lastly, escaping to a warm tropical island and having some well deserved R & R!

 

 

Time to Think Pink!

Waihopai Health is promoting “Breast Awareness” this month for May. We encourage enrolling to the Breast Screening Programme if you are 45-65 years old, for a mammogram every 2 years. Early detection is the key to reduce women dying of breast cancer. If you notice any breast changes, talking to your doctor is important. Waihopai Health has chosen a day involving everyone in the building. The plan is to eat, think and see pink. Stay tuned the photos from this big day!

WHS Outstandingness Award – May

Ivonne McDonnell was was awarded with the Waihopai Health Services trophy for outstandingness for the month of May. Congratulations Ivonne !

 

Flu Vaccines Are Now Available…

Influenza Vaccines for 2018 have arrived, please ring to book in with a nurse. Click here to see if you are eligible for a funded flu Vaccine.

 

Community Services Card Application…

With proposed changes to funding to see your doctor, it is important if you are entitled to a Community Services Card (CSC), you have applied for this and have it available. Once implemented the changes proposed may reduce the cost of your consultation if you have a current CSC.

Click here to download the Community Services Application Form .

To find if you are entitled please apply here.

National Bowel Screening Programme Coming to Invercargill

From late April 2018, Invercargill residents will be among the first in the country to benefit from the National Bowel Screening Programme.

The free programme is for men and women aged 60 – 74 years of age and will save lives through identifying pre-cancerous polyps or bowel cancer at an early stage, when they are often easier to treat.

The disease kills over 1,200 people every year, and Southern DHB has some of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the country. Yet people who are diagnosed with early stage bowel cancer, and who receive treatment early, have a 90% chance of long term survival.

Testing is done at home using a bowel screening test kit received through the mail.  The kit is quick, easy and simple to do by yourself and is returned by post. Screening is carried out every two years, and is free for those who are eligible, as are any follow-up tests or treatment. People who are eligible are those entitled to receive public healthcare, and who are not currently receiving treatment, or surveillance for bowel cancer.

It is anticipated that over 100 cases of bowel cancer will be identified in the first two years of the Southern screening programme, and that many of these will be in the early stage.

You do not need to register to participate in the screening programme, anyone who is eligible will automatically receive an invitation in the mail. However, we encourage people aged 60 to 74 years to ensure that their address details are up to date with their GP.

If you do have unusual bowel symptoms, don’t wait to be screened. Screening is for people who have no symptoms of bowel cancer. People of any age with unusual bowel symptoms should talk to their GP.

For more information visit www.timetoscreen.nz

WHS Outstandingness Award – April

Administration Manager Lyn Clark was was awarded with the Waihopai Health Services trophy for outstandingness for the month of April . Congratulations Lyn on your outstanding work!

Zostavax (Shingles Vaccine)

The Shingles Vaccine is now funded from the 1st April 2018 for people aged 65 – 80 . Around 1 in 3 people will get Shingles. A single dose of this Vaccine reduces the risk of developing Shingles & associated pain. Please phone for an appointment with the Nurse.

 

WHS Outstandingness Award – January

Dr Matthew Sloane was awarded with the Waihopai Health Services trophy for outstandingness for the month of January. Congratulations Matt!

WHS Skin Cancer Clinic

Waihopai Health Services is pleased to offer the community of Southland our own Skin Cancer Clinic.

Skin cancer rates in New Zealand are the highest in the world. Otago and Southland are particularly affected. Our rates are even higher than those in Australia.

Dr Wali Kamali, of Waihopai Health Services, has special training in the identification and removal of skin cancers and other skin lesions.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Ireland) and has recently completed the certificates in Skin Cancer Medicine and Advanced Skin Cancer Surgery qualifications to become a Member of the Skin Cancer College of Australia.

With the use of a dermatoscope, a special device used to examine skin lesions, he is better able to identify different types of skin cancers including malignant melanoma. This may result in earlier excision, better management and improved long-term outcomes.

Dr Kamali has a special interest is the removal of skin cancers affecting the face and head.

Dr Kamali has many years of surgical experience. As well as being a General Practitioner, he continues to provide skin surgery services to the Southland District Health Board, helping manage their minor surgical waiting list.

Dr Kamali is now available for consultation by self-referral or by referral by the patient’s own GP or specialist.

Request an appointment with Dr Kamali at Waihopai Health Services.

 

Waihopai Health Services Skin Cancer Clinic, 1 Herbert St, Invercargill.

Ph: 03 211 0999.

Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm Monday to Friday.

 

Interesting Reference Links below…

Skin Cancer Otago Southland

Skin Cancer New Zealand

General Information Skin Cancer

 

 

WHS Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

Waihopai Health Services will be open normal hours during Christmas & New Year, however we will be closed on Monday 25th & Tuesday 26th December, being Christmas & Boxing Days then reopening on Wednesday 27th December.

We are also closed for business Monday 1st January & Tuesday 2nd January 2018, reopening Wednesday 3rd January.

Please ensure you have enough medication to get you through the holidays.

The Team at Waihopai Health Services would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas holiday!

WHS  “Workplace Wellness”

December’s focus is on Work Place Wellness and taking steps to ensure you are happy in your work. The team have participated in award allocation as a way of recognizing others contribution to the workplace. Feel free to pop in to view the board and read about methods to improve your workplace wellness.

 

WHS “Growvember”

November’s health promotion focus was on growing fresh fruit and vegetables to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Love Local is a weekly fruit and vegetable delivery service. They select cost efficient seasonal produce locally. This organisation kindly supplied a fruit and vegetable bag for the winning entry, congratulations Lyn you are our lucky winner!

Below : Growvember entrants showcasing their beautiful veggies !

WHS Outstandingness Award – October

Sara our wonderful nurse was awarded with the Waihopai Health Services trophy for outstandingness. Congratulations Sara!

WHS “Stoptober” Challenge

October’s focus was on smoking cessation. Taking time to stop and evaluate the steps towards a healthy lifestyle. Congratulations to all those who took up the challenge!

 

WHS Outstandingness Award – September

Dr Rebecca Short was awarded with the Waihopai Health Services trophy for outstandingness for the month of September. Congratulations Rebecca!

WHS Steptember Competition

A successful month focusing on the steps completed by those attending Waihopai Health Services. A bright & colourful “washing line” proudly hung “activity socks” listing activities ranging from walking the dog, cleaning the house, attending the gym, playing squash, walking, biking and the list goes on. All the socks went into the draw and the lucky winner was enthusiastically picked by Dr Short.

Stirling Sports a local business  focused on promoting active lifestyle within the community kindly donated a voucher towards a pair of sporty socks for the best entry. Hilary Malcom was our lucky winner!

 

Hilary Malcom is photographed displaying winning prize & her very detailed sock with many activities listed.

 

 

 WHS Outstandingness Award – August

Bridie our lovely nurse was awarded with the Waihopai Health Services trophy for outstandingness. Congratulations Bridie!

 

Dry July Competition Winner!

Waihopai Health Services promoted Alcohol Awareness month.

Parklands a local business supplying firewood and landscaping supplies, came on board and supported our competition.  This was based on finding the best non alcoholic drink or ‘Mocktail’ which was then put the  drawer to win the Parkland’s Package.

The winning Recipe was submitted by Cindy Davis, feel free to give this one a go over the summer months!

Winner Cindy Davis with her firewood prize from Parklands!

 

“Raspberry Shub”

1/2 Punnet Raspberries crushed with 1T runny honey (leave this to rest 1 hour). Strain through a sieve.

Add 1T Apple Cider Vinegar

Top up with Soda Water

Add whole Raspberries & a little bit of crushed mint… Enjoy!