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This information is general and may not apply to you or another person. If you have any concerns about your health or the health and wellbeing of a child, consult a doctor or other healthcare professional. You should never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice, or discontinue medical treatment because of information on this website. The information in these articles was current as at 14th December 2017.

A flu shot – is it worth it?

June 7, 2016

The typical flu season occurs from autumn through to early spring. The length and severity of an epidemic may vary. Flu symptoms usually include: coughing fever headache sore throat runny nose The symptoms that come with the flu can keep you bedridden for a week or more. Flu prevention is key if you don’t want … Continue reading “A flu shot – is it worth it?”

What is an ankle sprain?

July 1, 2016

An ankle sprain is an injury to the tough bands of tissue (ligaments) that surround and connect the bones of the leg to the foot. The injury typically happens when you accidentally twist or turn your ankle in an awkward way. This can stretch or tear the ligaments that hold your ankle bones and joints … Continue reading “What is an ankle sprain?”

Stroke – recognise the signs

July 1, 2016

A stroke happens when the blood flow to the brain is interrupted. If oxygen-rich blood doesn’t reach the brain, brain cells begin to die and permanent brain damage can occur. There are two types of brain stroke. With an ischemic stroke, a blood clot blocks the flow of blood to the brain. If you have … Continue reading “Stroke – recognise the signs”

Anxiety – don’t let it get you down

July 4, 2017

Are you anxious? Are you feeling worried about a problem at work or do you have butterflies in your stomach while waiting for the results of a medical test? Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time. For most people, feelings of anxiety come and go, only lasting a short time. Some moments of anxiety are … Continue reading “Anxiety – don’t let it get you down”

Support our Barbecure

March 14, 2019

Join us next Tuesday for our ‘Barbecure’ fundraiser outside the medical centre! All funds raised will be donated to the Cure Cancer Foundation.

Pink Ribbon Fundraiser

October 17, 2019
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Join us on Wednesday, 23rd October for our Pink Ribbon Fundraiser.   We’re showing our support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and will have: – Baked goods – Raffles – Games   We hope to see you there!

Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser

November 4, 2019

An amazing effort all around at our Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser, held at the end of October out the front of Ocean Village Medical Centre.  We raised $1,150 throughout the day with our bake sale and raffle draw.  Massive thank you to all who helped make it possible including everyone who baked a goodie and … Continue reading “Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser”