\\ COPD \\ 18/ 9/ 23 Category: Uncategorized - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a condition that covers a range of respiratory illnesses including emphysema, chronic bronchitis and long-standing asthma.   COPD currently affects at least 15% of adults aged over 45 years in New Zealand.   Symptoms of COPD can include: * Coughing * Increased mucus * Breathlessness * Chest infections   […]
\\ ASTHMA \\ 13/ 9/ 23 Category: Uncategorized - Did you know that Asthma and Respiratory diseases are two of the leading causes of sickness in Aotearoa New Zealand and 1 in 8 children suffer from the condition.   Asthma is a condition that causes your airways to tighten or swell which leads to the creation of more mucus, which in turn makes it […]
\\ CHANGE TO CERVICAL SMEARS \\ 11/ 9/ 23 Category: Uncategorized - From Tuesday 12th September 2023 there is a change to the cervical screening test. The new Human Papillomavirus (HPV) test now offers a self-testing option.   If you are aged between 25 and 69 years and have ever been sexually active then it is important to ensure you have three-yearly screening tests.   The new […]
\\ OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNOEA \\ 8/ 9/ 23 Category: Uncategorized - Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a condition whereby the muscles at the back of the throat relax during sleep causing part of the airway to close off. When this occurs, a person stops breathing for a moment and will partially awaken before starting to breathe normally again. Each time this happens, it affects the quality […]
\\ HAPPY FATHER’S DAY \\ 3/ 9/ 23 Category: Uncategorized - Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful fathers, step-fathers, father-in-laws, grandfathers or father-like figures in a persons life.   Here is cheers to you and everything that you do for your family.
\\ BREATHE BETTER SEPTEMBER \\ 1/ 9/ 23 Category: Uncategorized - September is respiratory awareness month and the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ are aiming to shine a spot light on conditions such as asthma, COPD and sleep apnea.   This month, Burwood Health is going to provide information on these conditions, ways to recognize them and the importance of seeing your GP. To find out […]
WE ARE PAUSING OUR ENROLMENTS 29/ 8/ 23 Category: Uncategorized - Burwood Health is unable to accept any new patients at this time.   From Tuesday 29th August 2023, Burwood Health is not currently accepting new patients.  We will  update our website when we are able to take on new patients.  We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Welcome Lauren 29/ 8/ 23 Category: Uncategorized - Burwood Health is excited to welcome Lauren our new Health Coach to our team!   Lauren has a passion for supporting people and is looking forward to the opportunity to help people meet their health and wellbeing goals in her new role as Health Coach.   Lauren grew up in rural Canterbury and settled in […]
\\ WORLD FAMILY DOCTOR DAY \\ 18/ 5/ 23 Category: Uncategorized - Today is World Family Doctor Day, and we want to celebrate all the amazing work our caring and dedicated Doctors and our Nurse Practitioner do each and every day to improve the health and wellbeing of our community. Join with us today (and every day) in thanking them for their effort and support. Dr Rebecca […]
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY 11/ 5/ 23 Category: Uncategorized - \\ HAPPY INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY \\ Today we celebrate our amazing team of nurses (who we think are the best in the business ) Without our amazing nurse team our practice could not function as well as it does. Sarah, Jo, Lyn, Kirstie & Elisabeth (who doesn’t have a photo yet) are always caring and […]