Our GPs great
How novel – have your own GP available on the day and time you want ( Chronicle, April 22).
Your reader, who on two occasions, had to see another GP with her ill son as her own GP was unavailable, is lucky that Matamata Medical Centre are able to provide and be seen by another equally qualified doctor with access to her son’s medical records and previous treatment.
Did your reader think to consult and talk with the practice manager rather than put pen to paper, she may have found out what a wonderful service our doctors provide our local community. Her doctor may very well have been on call overnight as Matamata provides a 24 hour service, they also look after their patients who are admitted into short stay in Pohlen Hospital and various rest homes. The doctors are also required to keep upskilled and attend courses and conventions and guess what – they also deserve a holiday once and awhile.
I believe times are allotted for urgent consultations and know that all the doctors fit in patients requiring immediate treatment for injuries and illnesses. The doctors also do home visits for