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3 June 2022

Repeat Prescriptions

From 1 September 2022 we will be making some changes to our repeat prescription process and increasing the fee for urgent script requests.    Our Prescribing Clinicians have been overwhelmed…

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4 May 2022

Clinical Triage

We are making some changes to our Triage system for managing same day appointment requests. We are doing this because we often have more requests for appointments than we have…

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14 February 2022

Back to School Lunches

Lunchboxes can be a daily challenge – you want to make sure your children eat a variety of healthy foods, but you also want to make sure the lunch will…

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With our first national Matariki holiday, we at Ranolf have been learning a bit about Matariki, the 9 whetu (stars) and their significance, the customs that come with Matariki and the celebrations. Thank you to Sonia and Geoff for sharing their knowledge with us.We have shared affirmations of ourselves and the people that we work with and we are having kai tahi with our whanau here at Ranolf to celebrate.Hope you all have a fantastic Matariki break and get to celebrate with your whanau and friends. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Ranolf Medical Centre
People with asthma have over-sensitive airways that react to triggers that don’t affect other people.A person’s asthma triggers cause their airways to tighten, partially close up, swell inside and make more mucus.This makes it hard for the person to breathe in – and even harder to breathe out.If you or a family member has asthma, it’s important that you know what medicines can help control asthma and what to do in an asthma attack.Asthma is treated with inhalers (puffers). There are four types:Preventers (used every day) – these reduce swelling and narrowing inside your airways.Symptom controllers (used twice daily) – these are long-acting (12 hours) and keep your airways relaxed.Combinations – these contain both preventer and symptom controller medicines.Relievers (used during an attack) – these relax and open your airways.A mild attack may only require one dose of reliever (giving the number of puffs your doctor has told you to), and you may get back to normal straight away.Moderate to severe attacks:If you’re having an attack, get someone to stay with you.If you’re caring for someone with asthma, stay with them and reassure them.If you or your family member is struggling for breath or unable to speak or cry, call 111 immediately.In the event of a moderate to serious attack follow the steps below:Sit upright. Leaning forward allows your chest to expand more easily.Use your reliever asthma inhaler (eg, Ventolin). Follow the instructions you’ve been given by your doctor or in your action plan.If you’re not sure of the dose: Take 6 puffs (adults and children), 1 at a time, through a spacer.Take 5 or 6 breaths after each puff.Repeat the whole sequence of 6 puffs after 6 minutes.If there’s no improvement in symptoms, you need to see a doctor immediately.Continue to give 6 puffs every 6 minutes until help arrives or until you arrive at a hospital or GP.There’s no cure for asthma, but most people can control their asthma well and live healthy lives.Medicine from inhalers (puffers) is the main treatment – but there are other ways to help keep yourself well.Know what triggers your asthma and do your best to avoid those things.Take your medicine exactly as instructed by your doctor.Be prepared – know how to recognise symptoms and what to do in an emergency. Always know where your medication (puffer) can be found.Talk to your doctor about an asthma self-management plan – make sure you follow it.Get vaccinated against the flu each year. ... See MoreSee Less