North Can­ter­bury af­ter hours ser­vice

Northern Outlook - - AMBERLEY A & P SHOW -

I think this would help re­solve at least some of the prob­lems the com­mu­nity is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing.

In my com­mu­nity, Pe­ga­sus, which is just 10 min­utes down the road from Ran­giora, there is a very suc­cess­ful week­end GP clinic that I know is highly val­ued and well utilised.

There are also week­end GP clin­ics hap­pen­ing in Am­ber­ley.

Would the Ran­giora GP’s be pre­pared to of­fer some­thing sim­i­lar?

An­drew Dick­er­son

Elected Board Mem­ber, Can­ter­bury District Health Board

Rhana Ash­ton (Wood­end)

With the size of the pop­u­la­tion now, I would def­i­nitely say af­ter hours are needed in North Can­ter­bury.

Af­ter Hours in Christchurch can hardly keep up with Christchurch peo­ple!

Jayne Perry (Ka­iapoi)

I strongly rec­om­mend hav­ing an af­ter hour ser­vice be­cause the one in Christchurch even with the new build­ing can’t keep up and I was there [recently] it took us at least 2 hours with a tod­dler to get checked. We need more ser­vices not bet­ter ser­vices!

Match the de­mands first then im­prove if needed.

Mo­hammed (Ka­iapoi)

Gemma (Ran­giora)

Al-Ki­lani

There is the def­i­nitely the pop­u­la­tion here to war­rant it. Driv­ing into town with a sick tod­dler or baby is re­ally rather stress­ful and I would love it if we had a ded­i­cated af­ter hours ser­vice here.

O’Lough­lin

Were we not promised this by Kate Wilkin­son just be­fore the last elec­tion?

An­gela Da­combe(Ran­giora)

Im­prov­ing ex­ist­ing ser­vices is what hap­pens in all CDHB cen­tres. Im­prove­ments are of­ten cost ef­fec­tive as well as ser­vice im­prove­ment.

What we need is an am­bu­lance based here and a pur­pose built or an adapted cur­rent facility to op­er­ate 24 hour triage emer­gency cen­tre.

Build it to meet a pop­u­la­tion growth of 2000 peo­ple per year for the Waimakariri District.

Linda Ste­wart (Ran­giora)

DAVID WALKER/STUFF

An­drew Dick­er­son.

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