Mangakino Health Service News

New Phone Number
From September 2016 Mangakino Health has a new way for us to contact you and for you to contact us. Due to many people no longer having landlines and just having a cellphone we have obtained a cellphone line to make and to receive calls -It is fully integrated into our phone system but can only be used for voice calls at this stage the number is 0284082835 so please do not expect a reply to any texts sent to it at this stage but feel free to call us on it especially if you are having any problems getting through on the land line 07 8828299.

Change of PHO!
From 1 October 2013 Mangakino Health ended its association with the National Hauora PHO (Previously Known as Toiora) Instead we are now part of RAPHS PHO " Hopefully with this change we will be able to offer extended services to our population. If any Patient has a need or desire to remain with the Toiora PHO they are free to change to a Practices in Hamilton that remains in this Group . We do not expect that our patients will notice this change, As it is really just a matter of a change of funding stream.

Changes To after Hours !
From the start of 2013 the way that after hours care is delivered has changed.
All after hours care is now provided at the Hospital after 6pm Monday to Friday with one of the regions General Practices being available to see patients from Mangakino Tokoroa and Putaruru until 6 pm.

To access this system phone 07 8866111.

At the weekend there is a " Fast Track " Gp clinic next to the Emergency Department at Tokoroa hospital where it is possible to see a GP between 10am and 4pm on Saturday and some Public Holidays. Outside of these hours the Emergency Department remains available.

Cheap Fees !
We still are able to offer our patients Very Low Cost Access fees. This means that our standard charge for a normal consultation will still be the lowest available for Registered Adults

Mangakino a Cornerstone Practice
Our practice has been a Cornerstone practice an acreditation given by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, through its Aiming for Excellence program. However we have found that there is no advantage to renewing this certification and so have allowed it to lapse.

Mangakino Health Services Now Online!!
Obviously the other news for Mangakino Health services is this our Web site. "Mangakino Health Online" is going to be our way to stay in touch with our computer literate online customers - Following a small survey it became apparent that quite a few of our clients spend a lot of time online. With this news section we hope to be able to let you know whats going on at the Surgery,what new changes are planned and also it is a way for you our customers to let us know what we are doing right and doing wrong with out letting us know who you are if you want. The most exciting feature as far as we are concerned is the online request form with this feature you are now able to make appointment requests, ask questions and even request repeat prescriptions all online. We expect this to be very usefull to our few clients who have problems with using the phone through hearing impairment or other problems. Also we will sometimes run online surveys to find out what we need to change.