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Capital & Coast DHB Kenepuru Accident & Medical Clinic

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Description

Where are we?
Kenepuru Accident & Medical Clinic is located just inside the main entrance doors to Kenepuru Hospital.
You can get to the Accident & Medical Clinic by following the hospital signs from Kenepuru Drive and Raiha Street.

What do we do?
We are an accident and medical clinic – not an emergency department. In an emergency dial 111 and ask for an ambulance.
The services we provide are like those you can get from your own doctor. We also have services such as X-rays and blood tests available during the week in business hours. X-ray is also open from 10am to 4pm on weekends.

All patients who are new to A&M are given a brochure outlining our services and patient fees.

How can we help?
We can treat you:

  • if you’ve had an accident, or
  • if you need urgent medical treatment and can’t see your own doctor.

When you visit
A nurse ensures you are safe and seen in order of medical need. If you have to wait for treatment, please tell us if you are worried or get worse. Depending on how serious your condition is and how many other patients are waiting, you may have a considerable wait especially at weekends and at night. 

Although you can't see it from the waiting room, there is a lot of activity going on behind the doors at A&M but our aim is to see you as soon and as safely as we can.

Hours

24 hours a day; 7 days a week

Referral Expectations

Patient expectations
Patients arrive at Kenepuru Accident & Medical Clinic in a number of ways. They may be referred by their GP or primary healthcare provider, delivered by ambulance or they may self-present.
Regardless, all patients undergo a brief triage or screening to determine the nature and severity of the illness or injury. Patients are then assigned a triage code as follows:

  • Triage 1: life-threatening e.g. heart attack. Treatment is immediate.
  • Triage 2: emergency e.g. chest pain, shoulder dislocation etc. We aim to treat these patients within 10 minutes.
  • Triage 3: urgent e.g. bad injuries, appendicitis etc. We aim to treat these patients within 30 minutes.
  • Triage 4: semi-urgent e.g. fractures etc. We aim to treat these patients within 60 minutes.
  • Triage 5: non-urgent e.g. minor strains or sprains which could be treated by a GP/primary healthcare organisation. We aim to treat these patients within two hours.

Patients are then seen in order of urgency, not arrival times, so those with more severe symptoms or injuries are treated before those with less serious conditions.
After the initial assessment and treatment, patients may be admitted to the hospital, transferred to another hospital or discharged.

Charges

When is there a charge?
Some treatment is free and some is not. If we treat you for something you could have seen your own doctor about we will ask you to pay.
If you are unable to pay at the time of visit, please discuss a payment plan with the receptionist.


Treatment is free:

  • For children under 13 years old on weekdays 5pm-8am, weekends and on public holidays.
  • For children under 13 years old for all ACC Consultations
  • If you are admitted to hospital because of your condition or accident
  • If you need a specialist treatment – for example if you have a broken bone and are seen by our fracture clinic
  • If you are sent to us by a doctor or other health professional such as a practice or school nurse (they must call us first or give you a referral letter)
  • If your doctor gives you an exemption letter saying you don’t have to pay
  • For some urgent sexual health services for 19 year olds and under when other services are closed.

What will it cost?
The amount you pay depends on your age and the subsidies that apply.

You pay more if you are over the age of 6 years and live outside the Capital & Coast District Health Board area.

Our treatment charges (after all health and ACC subsidies)
Your age Charge for low cost CCDHB GPs & CSC/HUCH holders Charge for standard CCDHB GPs Charge for patient from outside DHB area (NZ residents)  Nursing Consultation

Under 6 years Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

$12.00 $18.00 $18.00 $20

 Under 13 years weekdays 5pm-8am, weekends and public holidays

All under 6 years ACC Consultations

 $0  $0  $0  $0
6 years and over $36.00 $50.00 $65.00 $20

If you are not a New Zealand resident please ask the receptionist for current fees.

Public Transport

Buses – Local buses stop outside the main entrance to Kenepuru. For timetable information call 0800 801 7000.
Taxis – You can ask us to call a taxi, or use the freephone at the security desk by the main entrance.
If you arrive by ambulance we will assist with transport arrangements for you to get home.

Parking

There is free parking close to the clinic, and mobility parks near the entrance.

Other

Other things you need to know

Your medical records
O whakaaturanga whakaoro

Your treatment records and test results are sent automatically to your family doctor. If you don’t want this to happen, or you don’t have a family doctor, please talk to the person who treats you. They can give you a copy of your records, arrange how to get any test results to you and tell you how to find a family doctor if you need one.

Your consent to treatment
To whakaee kia maimoatia koe

We will explain your treatment and ask for your agreement before we go ahead. If there is something you don’t understand, please ask us about it. Please tell us if you need an interpreter or someone who uses sign language to help you.

Maori & Pacific Island support
Nga ratonga tautoko
You can call Pacific Island support services Monday to Friday from 8am to 4.30pm on 0800 999 442 Ext 5956. Ask us for a Whanau Care Services Information Brochure to see the assistance available.

Suggestions and complaints
He whakaaro, he amuamu

Feedback about our services is always welcome. We need to know if we got it right or if we could improve. We have a special process to make sure your concerns are heard and treated fairly.

If you like to give feedback or make a complaint about the service you can:
1. Talk to the people who treated you
2. Fill in our ‘Tell us what you think’ form
3. Phone and ask to speak with our complaints facilitator.


Any questions? Phone us on
(04) 918 2300

Contact Details

All Enquiries and Departments: (04) 385 5999

Fax: (04) 237 6015

Kenepuru Community Hospital
Raiha Street
Porirua 5022

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Street Address

Kenepuru Community Hospital
Raiha Street
Porirua 5022

Postal Address

Kenepuru Community Hospital
PO Box 50215
Porirua 5240

This page was last updated at 12:16PM on July 11, 2017. This information is reviewed and edited by Capital & Coast DHB Kenepuru Accident & Medical Clinic.