MY NELSON PRACTICE HAS CLOSED DOWN

I have closed my clinics in Nelson and Richmond and we have moved to Christchurch for family reasons.  I am still practicing in Christchurch and if it is convenient for you to come that far I would be delighted to see you at Avenue Health, 202 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch 8013, Tel 03 379 9467. However, please don't email me through this site asking for an appointment as I will only tell you to phone the Christchurch number!

Of course, I would assume most of you will want to be seen locally.  There are a number of choices available and I think it would be best if you ask your GP for advice on who to see.  Your records will remain in my possession on the server at Rutherford Health Care, 132 Collingwood Street, Nelson and I can forward them to whoever you choose to see for ongoing care.  Just email me with your name, date of birth and the email address of your chosen clinician and I will arrange that.

Alternatively, if you want a copy of the records yourself I would need you to present yourself in person at 132 Collingwood Street with photo ID such as a driving licence or passport.  The staff there will then contact me so that I can send the notes to you.

Please be aware that your GP will already have copies of correspondence from me and has access to pathology reports, so if for some reason I am difficult to contact your GP should be able to help.

In many ways I am very sad to leave the area.  I enjoyed the clinics very much.  The patients, the clinic staff and other clinicians were a pleasure to work with.  Nature has already expressed an opinion by flooding our Ruby Bay house!

So I wish you all the best and if you need to ask any questions please email me.