F r the journey that is life Book an Appointment ConnectMed is a new online booking service which gives you the freedom to book your appointment from home and saves you time. The registration process is quick and easy with no joining fees and no ongoing costs. You will need a valid New Zealand mobile number to confirm your identity.

The details you register with must match those that are on file at New Brighton Health Care. If you are unable to match your account call us to check that your details are up to date.
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Please allow us enough time for repeat prescription requests to be processed – usually up to 2 working days.

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Update your contact details To update your personal details please click the button below Update details Enrolling Alternatively you can download and print a physical form and bring that into the medical centre or post it to New Brighton Health Care, 22 Union Street, Christchurch, 8061. ONLINE ENROLMENT FORM Please note that every patient over the age of 16 must complete or sign their own enrolment form. Your first consult will need to be paid for in full prior to attending. To enrol with New Brighton Health Care, please complete the online enrolment application via the link below. You can also attach a photo of your Driving license, passport or other id, as well as any work visa information (this form works best in Chrome) This will take around a week to be processed and for your records to be sent from your previous Doctor. Doctors may be unable to prescribe until your historic medical records have been received. If you require an appointment immediately, please phone 03 3887582 to arrange. You may complete your enrolment at the centre on arrival. Download the form Services Acute Care Diabetes and asthma Dietary Advice Travel Medicine Skin Checks Maternity Care Pre-Employment Screening Sleep Studies Well Women Checks Sport Injuries Ear Care Well Child Checks and Immunisation Family Planning Well Man Checks Smoking Cessation Pharmacy Laboratory Services Physiotherapy Midwife Services Mental Health Foot Care Counselling After Hours Care AlliedServices Acute Care If you require urgent medical assistance due to accident, injuries or emergency, phone us immediately and speak to a Practice Nurse. Emergency care is provided between 8:30am and 6pm. Back to our services Diabetes and Asthma Our aim is to help patients and people they interact with self management through support and education. You can see our experienced Diabetes and Asthma nurses by appointment. Back to our services Dietary Advice Some of our nurses can offer you advice and support in the areas of weight management, cholesterol control and lifestyle advice. Our nursing team offer comprehensive Cardiovascular risk assessments. Back to our services Ear Care We provide screening hearing tests ( tympanogram ) and checking/wax removal. Back to our services Family Planning We offer a comprehensive family planning service including oral contraception, pregnancy testing, STI and Fertility advice and IUCD insertion. This service is free to under 21’s. Back to our services Maternity Care We are only too happy to discuss any aspects of your maternity care with you. We have a close relationship with midwives and we offer comprehensive postnatal care for both mothers and babies. Back to our services Pre-Employment Screening We are able to provide a bespoke service for all aspects of your business that can be individually tailored to you . This could take the form of pre-employment medicals, questionnaires for health surveillance, annual flu vaccines for all your staff and sickness absence if needed. Back to our services Skin Checks Our doctors are trained to check for melanoma or other skin lesions. A full body skin check via advanced imaging is also available. A number of the doctors take special interest in mole removal and ingrown toe management. Cryotherapy is available Monday to Friday for the treatment of warts and other skin lesions. Back to our services Smoking Cessation Our nurses offer a smoking cessation package that you can access by appointment. Back to our services Sport Injuries Full assessment and treatment is available for sport injuries. There is a physiotherapist available on site. Back to our services Travel Medicine We can help with all aspects of travel medicine including vaccination, documentation and general medical advice. Back to our services Well Child Checks and Immunisation Both Nurses and GP’s offer free well child checks (including B4 school checks) and immunizations. Our nursing staff will answer to any questions you may have in regards to your child’s health and development Back to our services Well Man Checks Offered to all men to help optimize your health and manage any condition you may have. These are available from your GP and Practice Nurse by specific arrangement Back to our services Well Women Checks Your GP/Practice Nurse Team offers a comprehensive check including cervical smears, pelvic examination, breast examination and mammography, blood tests and general health checks. Back to our services Sleep Studies We offer the possibility of organising Sleep Studies in cooperation with the Respiratory Department of our local hospital. If you suffer from snoring, daytime sleepiness or other sleeping related problems please discuss with any of our doctors or nurses. Back to our services After Hours Care Our after hours care is provided by the 24 Hour Surgery at the Corner of Bealey Avenue and Colombo Street – phone 3657777. Please contact them if you have any concerns out of our business hours. If immediate assistance is required please dial 111 in order to request ambulance service to asses your problem without delay. Back to our services Counselling Faye Gearry NZAC ( New Brighton Counselling, 18 Union Street, New Brighton, Tel. 3861603/ Fax 3861603 ). Faye provides professional counselling service for children, adolescents, adults, individuals, couples and families dealing with issues of anxiety and depression, grief and loss, trauma and crisis, relationships, sexual abuse, conflict resolution and general life skills. She is ACC and Family Court and Earthquake Recovery accredited. Appointments are Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm. Back to our services Foot Care We have a visiting Podiatrist to attend to your foot care. Please phone 03 383 6290 if you wish to make an appointment. Back to our services Mental Health Terri Donovan is a registered senior clinical psychologist with extensive clinical experience in community outpatient secondary care psychiatric settings. Prior to commencing her role at Pegasus Health she was employed in both research and clinical work, in university and child and family settings. She has a particular interest in the application of evidence-based mindfulness-integrated CBT to help patients to tolerate the human condition. This is a free service and appointment is arranged by referral from your GP when deemed appropriate. Back to our services Midwife Services We have a number of midwife service providers in the area. Please discuss with our doctors and nurses the best options for you and your baby. Back to our services Pharmacy Union Street Pharmacy is attached to our building with opening hours between 8:30am and 6pm (Monday-Friday). Back to our services Laboratory Services Southern Community Laboratories provides a phlebotomy service (blood tests) and collection of samples within our building from 7:30am until 4:30pm. Back to our services Physiotheraphy Kay Moore MNZSP (New Brighton Physiotherapy) has been providing physiotherapy to our patients over the last few years. She is happy to manage all sorts of injuries affecting all age groups. Back to our services News Coughs, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath, fever. If you have any of these symptoms, then please don’t drop in to the medical centre. Please ring reception and book to see your GP. They will guide you through our service to arrange your special access to the Doctor at appointment time. 9 June 2020 - New Zealand is now at level 1. This encourages good hygiene as well as keeping a diary of where you visit. There are also restrictions on international travel. FLU VACCINATION UPDATE CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 UPDATE New Brighton Health Care is open and allowing Phone or Face to face consults to be booked with your GP or Nurse. To keep our patients safe from the winter bugs, we ask that patients with cold or flu symptoms do not use the waiting room. Please talk to reception if this applies to you. 9 June 2020 - We have been running the “drive by” flu clinics during lockdown and have now vaccinated most of our patients who have the flu jab. If you want a flu shot, please call reception and book in with the Nurse. We’re trying to manage colds, flus, and respiratory infections better, to keep them out of the waiting room so things are safer for all patients visiting the practice. New Brighton Health Care History NBHC was initially established by John and Sally Cook with the official opening on the 14th of April 1978. At that time it was called New Brighton Medical Rooms. The aim was to have a friendly family practice from the first interaction through to the final treatment, one that respected the faith the community had in it.

At some stage it became too busy for the two to manage without help and that’s when they recruited Sandy as a Receptionist and Dr. Paul McCormack as a partner, both joining in April 1979. A number of doctors, nurses and receptionist staff have worked at this practice over the more than 30 years we have been opened and the diversity of these people has been exciting.
The practice continues to grow and, although some of the people working here changed, the overall feeling is the same – that of a friendly staff who enjoy each other’s company, but most of all enjoy the job and the people that interact within the community.

New Brighton Health Care received its Cornerstone Accreditation from The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners in 2010 having met the standards defined by Aiming for Excellence. NBHC is a teaching practice for training general practitioners and is currently hosting medical students from the School Of Medicine ( University of Otago ).
Payments Payment is required at the time of consultation unless by prior arrangement with the management or your doctor. We recognize that sometimes can be difficult to afford medical care so we offer a a unique weekly payment scheme that allows you to pay a little each week and so you get access health care when you need it. Talk to your GP, Practice Nurse or Receptionist about how you can become part of this scheme. If you have a community service card you may be eligible for a disability allowance which would cover part of your medical costs. Please feel free to discuss this with your GP or Practice Nurse. They may also consider, using at their discretion, other funding schemes to financially support your consultation. Please check our current fees. Complaints procedure Please let us know if there is anything we could improve on or offer. We are always looking at ways to improve the services we deliver. If you are unhappy about the care you have received please let us know by emailing your complaint to reception@nbhc.pegasus.net.nz and one of the practice management team members will manage your complaint professionally and keep you informed of the process. Afterhours Our after hours care is provided by the 24 Hour Surgery at the Corner of Bealey Avenue and Colombo Street – phone 3657777. Please contact them if you have any concerns out of our business hours. Our Doctors Nursing team Practice Management Reception Team Dr. John Cook Dr. Sam Jerram Dr. Narcis Sitjes Dr. Paul Park Dr. Kim Burgess Social Services Team Dr. Nadja Haub Dr. David Bruce Dr. Anna Ritchie Dr. Nadia Schwass Dr. Chui EE Ho Dr. Katherine Lovell Dr. Kimberley MacPherson Contact us 22 UNION STREET

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Nursing Team Our Doctors Practice Management Reception Team Bev Fremaux Keri Fife Clare Enoka Mariesa Curry Anthea Hill Catherine Komarova Toni Wayman Debbie Jenks Social Services Rachel Lamb Practice Management Our Doctors Nursing Team Reception Team Brendan Canton social services BSc GradDipMgt Reception team Our Doctors Practice Management Nursing Team Jacqui McMillan Yvonne Jones Aileen Trist Julie Johnston Sandy Ling Marion Marsh Social Services Debbie Dolamore Social Services Our Doctors Practice Management Nursing Team Gina Connolly laura Robb Dalice Pinnell Dr. John Cook After training at Otago University and time working in Sydney, John returned to Christchurch and established New Brighton Health Care in 1978. He and Sally have raised their family in the local area and continue to live here.

Whilst covering all aspects of General Practice, John has developed a particular interest in Nutrition/Dietary Advice, Mole Checking, Minor Surgery, Genetics and Functional Medicine
MBChB, FRNZCGP Back to our doctors
Dr.Nadja Haub Originally from Germany and graduated from the University of Munich in 1998, she trained as a pediatrician in Germany and the UK and gained membership of the London Royal College in Pediatrics and Child Health in 2006. She has been working as a GP in Christchurch since 2011 and moved to the New Brighton Health centre in 2016. She thoroughly enjoys working for the closely knit, friendly New Brighton Community. She is a mother of three children and loves spending time in the great New Zealand outdoors. MRCPCH Back to our doctors Dr. Sam Jerram Sam has been a member of the team at NBHC since 1997. He completed his training in Auckland and Otago and returned to Christchurch to set up a practice.

He and his wife have two daughters. He covers all aspects of General Practice. He also works part time as an assessor for the Royal New Zealand College of GP’s.
Back to our doctors MBChB, FRNZCGP
Dr. Narcis Sitjes Originally from Catalonia, Narcis graduated in Barcelona and he moved to UK where he trained and worked for 10 years prior to coming to New Zealand to join the NBHC team in 2004.

He covers all aspects of general practice with special interest in minor surgical procedures, child health, skin checks and sport injuries ( Postgrad Sports and Exercise Medicine Otago Uni)

In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, performing his sporting activities and supporting Football Club Barcelona.
Back to our doctors MBBS, FRNZCGP, Dip SEM
Dr. Katherine Lovell I have been working at NBHC for at least 15 years enjoy the variety and team work of General Practice and when not at work enjoy time outside and with my family. Back to our doctors FRNZCGP , dip Paeds , MBCHB Dr. Anna Ritchie Anna grew up in Christchurch and following seven years nursing, trained in Medicine at the University of Otago. She returned to Christchurch to complete her medical training. She joined NBHC late in 2018 and is enjoying working here. She covers all aspects of general practice, and has a special interest in child health and well being (post graduate dip. Child health) in the context of their family. In her spare time, Anna enjoys spending time with her daughter and family, walking the hills and playing badminton. Back to our doctors Dr. David Bruce Dr. David Bruce Back to our doctors MBChB, PhD, MRCGP David is from the UK and originally trained as a Biologist but then changed career to become a Doctor. He graduated from the University of Warwick Medical School in 2010 and completed his General Practice training in various locations across the south of England. He moved to Christchurch in 2017 and is enjoying getting to know a new community and the beautiful countryside of Canterbury and, in time, hopefully the rest of New Zealand. Dr. Nadia Schwass Back to our doctors Nadia completed her medical training with University of Otago in Dunedin and Christchurch. She worked in most departments at Christchurch Hospital and completed a diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology before entering a career in General Practice. She grew up in East Christchurch and is proud to now serve the local community. She enjoys spending her down time with her husband, Border Terrier, extended family and friends - exploring the beaches and hillside tracks around Canterbury. Dr. Kim Burgess Back to our doctors Gina Connolly Back to our team Gina emigrated to New Zealand from Ireland in 2008 with her husband and two girls. They have fully immersed themselves in Kiwi life – paddleboarding, kayaking, camping - exploring the South Island. Living locally, they enjoy all that the friendly, vibrant New Brighton Community has to offer. Walks on the beach, along the Estuary, sitting on the pier watching surfers try to catch waves. Gina is involved in local group Surf Side Stitchers – aiming to bring local women together to unwind, destress and share craft ideas. She is also the First-Aider for local S.U.R.F. Community Group events. Gina has worked in Surgical wards, Elderly care, Practice Nursing, District Nursing, Family Planning and School Nursing and thoroughly enjoys her role as Care Coordinator. Working closely with the GP’s and Practice Nurses, Gina ensures that Community supports and Health Agencies are put in place, to enable patients to live safely and independently in their home. Care Coordinator. (Registered Nurse) Dalice Pinnell Back to our team Dalice was born In Christchurch and raised in the New Brighton area. She enjoys beach walks, gardening and has just started tramping on a regular basis. Dalice has been with the practice for aproximative three years after deciding that the banking and insurance world was not something she wanted to continue with. She is a Registered Social Worker and member of the ANZASW. She has strengths and person focused with her clients and believes in empowering them to live fully functioning and balanced lives. Social worker Back to our home page Information for people who have been in contact with measles - Please click here to download Measles outbreak information We currently have a measles outbreak in Canterbury. Anyone believing to be exposed to measles or exhibiting symptoms should not go to Emergency department or after hours clinic instead call the practice for advice about how to be assessed. We will be running additional clinics over the next few weeks for MMR immunisations Those over the age of 50 (born before 1969) are considered to have immunity to measles. Pregnant women cannot have MMR vaccine. Please note that due to the huge volume of phone calls we are receiving to check MMR vaccination status, response time to these queries may take several days if not longer. For the latest MMR vaccination priority group and measles update outbreaks click here Dr. Chui EE Ho I obtained my medical degree from the University of Auckland. I have worked in a variety of medical/surgical specialties, mostly in Waikato hospital and then started GP training in a Hamilton clinic. Originally from Malaysia. Outside of work, I spend a lot of time juggling between being mum to a 7 year old and being a wife to a busy Orthopaedic Surgeon. I enjoy ballet/dance and music. Back to our doctors MbCHb Our Doctors Nursing team Practice Management Reception Team Dr. John Cook Dr. Sam Jerram Dr. Narcis Sitjes Dr. Paul Park Dr. Kim Burgess Social Services Team Dr. Nadja Haub Dr. David Bruce Dr. Anna Ritchie Dr. Nadia Schwass Dr. Chui EE Ho Dr. Katherine Lovell Dr. Richard Wain-Hobson Dr.Kimberley MacPherson Kimberley graduated from the University of Otago in 2014, and is pleased to have joined the team at New Brighton in 2020. Originally from Wellington, she now considers herself a proud mainlander. In her spare time she enjoys cycling, tramping, and getting stuck into a good book Back to our doctors MBChB PGCertWHlth
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