24 February 2017

Fever in Children

  Dealing with Fever in Children     What is Fever?   Our bodies are usually between 36.5 and 37.5 oC.  A temperature over 37.5 oC is a fever.   Is Fever Bad?   Fever is usually a sign that our immune system is battling something.  Our bodies generate a fever during infection because it helps the immune system to fight infection. About 1 in 30 young children will experience a febrile convulsion or “fever fit” at some point, usually triggered by a very rapid rise in temperature.  While it can be scary to see your child having a convulsion,...

22 February 2017
flu vaccination

Flu Vaccination Delay

  Stocks of the 2017 flu vaccine have now arrived!!!   Book an appointment with your GP as soon as possible. Castle Hill Medical Centre will only be administering vaccinations containing 4 strains of influenza -  of those 4 strains, one has changed from those given last year based on these recommendations. Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations. The more people who get vaccinated, the...

14 February 2017
general practitioner

Finding the right GP

    Finding The Right General Practitioner (GP)   A good General Practitioner (GP) can be one of the most important people in your life, particularly if you have a chronic condition or develop a serious illness. Their care provides the foundation upon which the rest of your healthcare is built.  A positive ongoing relationship with your GP adds to your long term wellbeing and ensures your immediate and future health is effectively managed. It is therefore important to choose the one that is best suited to you and your needs.  Which begs the question - how do you find...