Updates from the Practice Team

Obtaining Test Results

Jun 28 2017

As we deal with many test results on a daily basis it is our policy to inform patients of their results by text message; a telephone call may be made if results require more explanation.  The laboratory, Wellington SCL, can send copies of results directly to you if you request that at the time of your blood test (while you are still at the laboratory).

Most test results are available in 5-7 working days, but some do take longer.  If you have not received notification of test results within the expected time frame please leave a message and one of our clinical staff will contact you.  Reception staff do not have access to your results and cannot help you with these. 

We encourage patients to be actively involved in their care and following up on test results helps this process.

Changes to the Shared Care Record

Aug 28 2015

Since 7 April 2014, a summary of your health records has been immediately available to hospital clinicians and afterhours GPs, as the electronic Shared Care Record was launched in Wellington, Porirua and the Kapiti Coast.

From 20 April 2015, there has been some changes to the Shared Care Record. In brief, this means:

  • GPs are now able to access the Shared Care Record for casual patients seen in their practices.
  • GP access to the Shared Care Record has been extended to include the Hutt Valley region.

The Shared Care Record lets authorised health care providers, such as after hours GPs and hospital doctors, access a summary of information from your GP.

Information like your test results, medical conditions, allergies and prescribed medications will be shared. The information will be available at any time, even if our medical practice is closed.

The information is stored securely in New Zealand and all access to the information is recorded and routinely audited.

You can choose to withhold some or all of your information. However, if you choose to withhold your information, health professionals involved in your care, for example in an emergency or after hours situation, may not immediately have information available and this could delay appropriate treatment and mean additional tests are needed.

If you don’t wish other health providers to have access to your Shared Care Record, you can opt-out by calling us on 0800 727 664, telling your GP, or sending a letter to the freepost address below:

Freepost Authority Shared Care Record
Compass Health
PO Box 27380
Marion Square
Wellington 6141 (No stamp required)

For more information on the Shared Care Record Project, click here.

Welcome to our new website!

Aug 28 2015

Seatoun Medical is proud to present our new website! Designed with the everyday patient in mind, our new website is completely functional on all devices; your computer; your tablet and your smartphone. Our new features include connection to our key services listing, enrolment and fees information, news updates and self-help resources and guides.

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