Our GPs great

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

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

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