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Brookfield GP’s are back

Nigel and Helen Gregory, the owners of Brookfield Pharmacy, are looking forward with anticipation to the return of a medical centre in the Brookfield area.

Twenty years ago, when the New World supermarket expanded its operation, Brookfield Medical Centre was removed to create a larger supermarket carpark.

“Losing the GP’s left a void in our community,” says Nigel. “As pharmacists we have taken on a lot more caring for people – it pulls the heartstrings.”

“Nigel and I identified a need in this community,” says local GP Dr Murray Hay. “For a number of years, we have been searching for the right facility.” Family Doctors, formerly Pyes Pa Doctors, will open in a third location, opposite Otumoetai Primary School. For many years this site was known as the home of Jan Polson Physiotherapy.  Staff will work in an existing health centre, alongside healthcare professionals from All About Hands and Tauranga Physiotherapy.

“We are excited to have GP’s the calibre of Dr Andrew Corin and Dr Ngaire Ellis as part of the team,” says Murray.  Dr Corin is a well-known GP in the Tauranga area with special interests in child health, dive medicine and respiratory conditions. Dr Ellis grew up in the Bay of Plenty and has worked in general practice for more than 20 years. She remembers working in the original Brookfield Medical Centre and is excited to be part of the new health care team at Brookfield-on-Otumoetai.

You are invited to pop in to say hello and pick up an enrolment form.

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