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All affected clinics now open

Friday, November 18, 2016

National News

All Family Planning clinics in the Canterbury, Marlborough and Wellington regions have now reopened following the earthquakes and flooding earlier this week.

The 7.8 earthquake on Sunday night caused clinic closures in Christchurch, Ashburton, Blenheim, Wellington, Lower Hutt and Porirua.

Many of these clinics reopened on Tuesday, however heavy rain in the Wellington region delayed reopening our Lower Hutt and Porirua clinics until Wednesday.

Final building checks for our Blenheim and Margaret Sparrow Clinic in central Wellington have now been completed, and we are pleased to now have all clinics open and operating with normal hours.

Despite all the shaking, all of our clinics have come out remarkably well, with just a bit of a tidy-up needed before getting back up and running!

Thank you for your patience during this time as we had to reschedule many of your appointments, or move your appointment to phone consultations.

This is a good reminder that many appointments with a nurse can be carried out over the phone, and any prescriptions you may need can be sent to your chosen pharmacy – ask us if this in an option when you book your appointment.

Stay safe over the next few days as the aftershocks settle down.

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