Devonport Health Centre (Devonport Doctors)

Devonport doctor

and nursing

services.

Devonport doctors and medical centre

Our Devonport doctors and nurses can help you with all of your health care needs.
We provide modern, convenient and continuous care.

General
Practice

Women’s
Health

Men’s
Health

Sexual
Health

Family
Planning

Pregnancy
Care

Minor
Surgery

Travel
Medicine

Skin Checks

Immunisations

Referrals

Specialists

(09) 972 2699
7AM to 5 PM — Monday to Friday

You can book our Devonport doctor and nursing services online. Appointment times are available on our patient portal. Not registered on the portal? Please speak to reception staff.

Phones switchover at 7:30 AM.

COVID-19 vaccine

Immunisation against infectious diseases has been more effective in preventing illness and death than any other medical intervention.

Devonport Health Centre supports the New Zealand government’s COVID-19 immunisation program as current research data shows the Pfizer vaccine is safe and effective for patients.

We are now taking appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations at the practice. Book yours by calling us on (09) 972 2699 or emailing reception@devonporthealth.co.nz.

When can I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

If you are aged 12 or over, you can book your free COVID-19 vaccination now. It does not matter what your visa or citizenship status is.

You can book on behalf of someone else — or help them with their booking — if you have their permission.

If you are a worker in a border or managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) setting, getting vaccinated for COVID-19 is mandatory.

Where will I get my COVID-19 vaccine?

You can now book your COVID-19 vaccine at the practice.

The COVID-19 vaccine is free and safe, and we encourage you (and everyone else in your family 12 years and over)  to book your vaccination appointment today.

You can book your COVID-19 vaccine at our practice by:

  1. Calling us on (09) 972 2699; or
  2. Emailing reception@devonporthealth.co.nz

When you get vaccinated, you’re not just protecting yourself — you’re protecting our community. You can find more information on the COVID-19 vaccination here: https://covid19.govt.nz/covid-19-vaccines/

How long will the COVID-19 vaccine's protection last?

Clinical trial data from the pharmaceutical company indicates that Comirnaty has been up to 95% effective in trial participants.

As with any vaccine, Comirnaty may not fully protect everyone who gets it. We don’t yet know how long you’ll be protected for, or if it will stop you from catching and passing on the virus.

The Ministry of Health is looking at data from other countries about the impact new strains may have on how effective the vaccines are.

The Pfizer vaccine will not give you COVID-19. There is also no possibility it could affect your DNA/genes.

Why did the COVID-19 vaccine get approved so fast?

In New Zealand, applications for all new medicines (including vaccines) are assessed by the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority (Medsafe).

Medsafe is responsible for regulating all medicines and medical devices in New Zealand. They are part of the Ministry of Health.

Medsafe will only approve a vaccine for use in New Zealand once they are confident it complies with international standards and local requirements for quality, safety and efficacy.

There is no ‘emergency use authorisation’ in New Zealand.

As data to support the longer-term safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines is not yet available, any approvals are likely to be provisional. This means there may be restrictions on how the vaccine can be used and who it can be offered to.

If a vaccine is granted provisional approval, pharmaceutical companies must provide more information (from clinical trials, for example) as it becomes available.

What is in the COVID-19 vaccine?

The Pfizer vaccine is a mRNA-based (messenger ribonucleic acid) vaccine.

Active ingredient

30µg of a nucleoside modified messenger RNA encoding the viral spike (S) glycoprotein of SARS-CoV-2

Fats

These ingredients make up the lipid nanoparticle which is the transport mechanism for the active ingredient to make it inside a cell without being broken down.

  • 0.43 mg (4-hydroxybutyl)azanediyl)bis(hexane-6,1-diyl)bis(2-hexyldecanoate)
  • 0.05 mg 2[(polyethylene glycol)-2000]-N,N-ditetradecylacetamide
  • 0.09 mg 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3- phosphocholine
  • 0.2 mg cholesterol

Salts

These ingredients help make sure the vaccine pH is close to that of human cells.

  • 0.01 mg potassium chloride
  • 0.01 mg monobasic potassium phosphate
  • 0.36 mg sodium chloride
  • 0.07 mg dibasic sodium phosphate dihydrate

Sugar

This ingredient protects the lipid nanoparticle at very cold temperatures (-80 degrees celcius that the vaccine is stored at).

6 mg sucrose

Talk to our clinical team first if you:

  • are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • are receiving cancer treatment
  • have any other medical conditions or are taking other medicines.

While we may not have all the answers to your questions, we are committed to helping you make an informed decision for your unique health situation.

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?

The safety of all medicines approved for use in New Zealand is checked by the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority (Medsafe).

Medsafe will continually review any COVID-19 vaccines being used and take appropriate action if any risks are identified.

Medsafe uses information from many different sources to check vaccine safety including:

  • clinical and epidemiological studies
  • case reports
  • published literature
  • pharmaceutical companies
  • other regulatory authorities.

What are the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?

Like all medicines, COVID-19 vaccines may cause side effects in some people. This is the body’s normal response and shows the vaccine is working.

The most common reported reactions are:

  • pain at the injection site
  • a headache
  • feeling tired or fatigued
  • muscle aches
  • feeling generally unwell
  • chills
  • fever
  • joint pain
  • nausea.

These are usually mild and won’t stop you from having the second dose or going about your daily life.

Flu shots are available now

Flu is not a mild illness. It can keep you in bed for a week or more, preventing you from caring for others, going to work, doing sport, attending church or just about anything that requires leaving the house.

New Zealand’s 2021 flu vaccine protects against four strains of flu virus – two influenza type A strains and two influenza type B strains:

+ A/Victoria/2570/2019 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus
+ A/Hong Kong/2671/2019 (H3N2)-like virus
+ B/Washington/02/2019-like virus
+ B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus

Throughout the year, the World Health Organization monitors the different flu strains around the world and each year decides which strains are likely to cause flu in the Southern and Northern Hemispheres. Flu vaccine manufacturers make each year’s vaccine by growing lots of these viruses, mostly in hens’ eggs. They then inactivate the virus and extract the bits that are needed to make the vaccine.

The vaccine:

+ Does not contain any live viruses and so cannot cause flu.
+ Does not contain any preservatives, thiomersal or mercury.
+ Contains only very tiny amounts of egg protein and is safe for people with egg allergies

General Practitioner

Dr Sally Rushworth

Dr Rushworth studied medicine at Otago University before completing a Diploma in Child Health (Starship) and a Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (Wellington). She obtained Fellowship to the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners in 2010.

Dr Rushworth is passionate about all aspects of General Practice, and has a particular interest in paediatrics, youth health, women's health and looking after Devonport's lovely elderly.

Outside of work, Dr Rushworth enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and three teenage children.

General Practitioner

Dr Lisa Collins

Dr Lisa Collins joined us as a GP from the UK having worked in the National Health Service (NHS) and at a private GP Clinic in Harley Street. Her specialist interests are in Paediatrics, Women’s Health and Dermatology for which she holds the Diploma of Child Health (DCH), Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (DRCOG) and the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dermatology (PgDip Derm).

She qualified as a GP in the London Deanery in 2014 and is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners. Dr Lisa Collins held roles on RCGP committees in London and nationally. She has keen interests in lifestyle medicine and health coaching.

Before qualifying as a GP, she spent six months working in Paediatrics and General Medicine at Waikato Hospital. She has previously worked voluntarily at a hospital in Tanzania and gained medical experience in Malaysia and Australia.

She enjoys being a mum and her hobbies include running, swimming, yoga and hiking. She has run a half marathon and climbed Mount Kenya for charity.

General Practitioner

Dr Sarah English

Dr English has been working as a doctor for 15 years, with the last 7 in the Devonport area. She is a specialist GP that has obtained Fellowship to the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.

Dr English works holistically. She believes in treating the whole person, working on wellbeing and preventative medicine together. Dr English has an interest in skin cancer medicine and has obtained a certificate in Skin Cancer Medicine & Surgery and a Certificate in Dermoscopy from the Skin Cancer College of Australasia. She is also passionate about women's health, in particular, helping women through hormonal changes in their life.

Dr English enjoys working as a GP, getting to know her patients and providing friendly, continuous care for many years. She lives in Belmont with her young family and is currently taking on new patients.

General Practitioner

Dr Chris Dominick

General Practitioner

Dr Brad Stanfield

Dr Stanfield has worked as a doctor in hospitals across the North Island for the past 5 years, including as an Orthopaedic Registrar.

He recently joined the team as a General Practice Registrar in order to focus on primary health and holistic medicine.

He enjoys spending time with his partner and their newborn son, going to the beach, playing in a T20 cricket league, and running a YouTube channel where he discusses longevity methods.

Lead Nurse

Helen Schreuder

Nurse

Amanda Wilby

Nurse

Lee Tung

Nurse

Ursula McDonald

Practice Manager

Kartini Joseph

Appointment fees

Exceptional Devonport doctor and nursing services. Affordable prices.

Registered Patients

0 — 13 Years

$0

14 — 17 Years

$44

w/ CSC — $13.00

18 — 24 Years

$49

w/ CSC — $19.50

25 — 64 Years

$55

w/ CSC — $19.50

65+ Years

$52

w/ CSC — $19.50
Nurse Consultations

All Patients

$25

Casual Patients

0 — 5 Years

$30

6 — 13 Years

$70

14 — 17 Years

$70

18+ Years

$90

Visitors

All Patients

$100

All Patients

0 — 13 Years

$0

14 — 24 Years

$32

25+ Years

$49

Vaccines

Influenza Vaccine

POA

Prescriptions

Repeat Prescription — Ordered Online

$20

Processed in 48 hours.

Repeat Prescription — All Other Requests

$25

Processed in 48 hours.

Repeat Prescription — Same-day Requests

$40

Our practice provides a wide range of services and additional charges may apply.

Find Us On Facebook

Devonport Health Centre is on Facebook. And we're sharing useful health information.

Health literacy is defined as "the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process and understand, basic information health information and services needed to make informed and appropriate health decisions."

Alongside treatment, it's one of the most important aspects of the health care our practice provides. And we're now using Facebook to help patients obtain and process health information in a modern, convenient manner.

We’re using our timeline to share informative posts, health initiatives, urgent practice updates and useful recommendations.

Find Us on Facebook

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Simply complete our online enrolment form.

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Need to see a Devonport
doctor or nurse?

(09) 972 2699
7AM to 5 PM — Monday to Friday

You can book our Devonport doctor and nursing services online. Appointment times are available on our patient portal. Not registered on the portal? Please speak to reception staff.

Phones switchover at 7:30 AM.

Devonport Health Centre will use different approaches and resources to achieve equitable outcomes for the people we serve.

ADDRESS

20 Victoria Road,
Devonport,
Auckland 0624

CONTACT

P: (09) 972 2699
F: (09) 972 2715
reception@devonporthealth.co.nz

HOURS

Weekdays — 7 AM to 5 PM
Weekends — Closed
EDI: devonmc