Flu Vaccine Shortages
You may have seen the latest news, that supplies of this year's flu vaccine are running low. As a result, health providers are being advised to limit vaccinations to the most vulnerable and patients who are considered by the MOH to be high risk. Please contact the practice if you have any questions.
Welcome to The Doctors Waipawa. We proudly serve the rural township of Waipawa and surrounding areas with general practice medical services. The practice is computerised using MedTech 32 patient management system, and as a satellite clinic of The Doctors Hastings, we are fully supported by the Hastings practice team.
Our enrolment capacity is currently very limited, please phone reception to discuss availability.
We many be able to take your details down to consider in future as capacity eases but requests for enrolment are not guaranteed to be approved. Enrolling immediate family members of existing patients is at the discretion of the Medical Centre Manager and GP. We appreciate your understanding.
Our doctors are supported by three experienced practice nurses and two receptionists. Minor surgical procedures, blood tests, nurse specialty clinics and a visiting midwife are available. We are proud to be RNZCGP 'Cornerstone' quality accredited, which is the national quality mark for general practice.
Further services, including mental health services, visiting specialists, district nurse and investigations clinic are just seven kilometres away, in Waipukurau.
Enrolled patients are also welcome to visit The Doctors Hastings which is open 7 days, 8 am to 8 pm weekdays, 8am - 6pm weekends. Our doctors also take part in the Hastings roster.
The closest base hospital is Hawke’s Bay Regional Hospital, 50 kms away in Hastings. This is a 400-bed accredited facility and regional centre for acute services. It provides medical, surgical, specialist assessment and rehabilitation services. Ambulance services can be at the practice within 10 minutes and it takes approximately another 40 to reach the hospital.