Community Services Card and Zero Fees for Under 14s

This information comes from the TAS website and is designed to support DHBs, PHOs and general practices implement the new subsidies for Community Services Card (CSC) holders and 13 year olds.

What are the Changes?

From 1 December 2018, several changes will take place to provide people with greater access to primary care. The changes are part of Budget 2018 and include:

Winter Peak and Fee Adjustments at Whanganui Accident and Medical

Last year, particularly during the months of July to September, the Whanganui Accident and Medical (WAM) clinic experienced high numbers of patients presenting. There are various reasons for this, including seasonal illnesses, such as colds and flu. The trend is expected to repeat this year and if it does, patients may experience considerable waiting times at WAM. The busiest times at WAM are usually Monday and Friday, 9am to 4pm. 

WDHB asks how safe is your home?

10 April 2018

To mark April Falls Month, Whanganui District Health Board (WDHB) is urging Whanganui residents to ask themselves how safe their home is, given that many things we look at every day could be potential hazards that lead to a fall.

WDHB director of nursing and Patient Safety and Quality general manager Sandy Blake says “while the risk of falling increases with age, the good news is – we can all do something about it”.