Eastern Courier : July 6th 2011
2 EASTERN COURIER, JULY 6, 2011 NEWS Office Ph 272 7017 Fax 265 1285 Editor Janet Taylor email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sales Manager Stuart Palmer email: email@example.com Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: email@example.com 39,310 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '10.) Delivered each Wednesday/Friday to Beachlands, Botany Downs, Bucklands Beach, Burswood, Cascades, Chapel Downs, Chapel Heights, Cockle Bay, Cumbria Downs, Dannemora, Donegal Park, East Tamaki, East Tamaki Heights, Eastern Beach, Edgewater, Farm Cove, Golflands, Half Moon Bay, Highland Park, Howick, Huntington Park, Maraetai, Mellons Bay, Northpark, Ormiston, Pakuranga, Pakuranga Heights, Point View Park, Sacramento, Shamrock Park, Shelly Park, Somerville, Sunnyhills, Whitford. Includes Rural Delivery area: Howick RD. 33 Birmingham Rd, East Tamaki. P.O. Box 76-400, Manukau City. www.easterncourier.co.nz Do you have any good quality second hand books for our library at St Heliers primary? YellowLocal.co.nz/StHeliers Where locals talk to locals COLENSO0193_45 Your new neighbourhood website lets you find and share local reviews, notices, events and businesses. Award recognises top practice Award winner: Procare Practice of the Year recipient Dr Marcus Hawkins says the award recognises not only his hard work but also that of his staff. Photo: PIP BOURKE By PIP BOURKE A husband and wife team have put their heads together to win a pres- tigious award in the medical industry. Botany Doctors Medical Practice was awarded ProCare Practice of the Year for its high professional standards and dedication to patient needs. Competition was fierce with more than 690 general practitioners hoping to pick up the award. Dr Marcus Hawkins says his team stood out among the rest because of their dedication to work. We are a small practice dedicated to providing the best customer service we can,'' he says. We take our work seriously and we're stoked that that has been recognised.'' The medical practice was a dream for Dr Hawkins and his wife Cath- erine. They started just under three years ago, having both worked in the area for the past 25 years. Mrs Hawkins doubles as both an office manager and a registered nurse, while Dr Hawkins says he works dur- ing his lunch hour to ensure he gets paperwork filed efficiently. It's a matter of effective time- management to ensure our patients are best served,'' he says. The couple also employ two re- ceptionists and a full-time nurse. ProCare chief executive Ron Hooton says the awards are to recognise qual- ity service. Clinical quality in general practice is essential to improving the health of our communities,'' he says. The ProCare Quality Awards recog- nise not only the contribution our GPs and practice teams make to improving their patients' health but also their commitment to meeting the health needs of Auckland's diverse popu- lation.'' Judges described Botany Doctors Medical Practice as an exceptional, well-managed practice that demon- strated a high level of commitment to ethical and professional standards and dedication to patients needs.
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