The Manawatu Community Pharmacy Group (MCPG) offers a Paeds Gastro Service, or Kids Poos & Spews service.
If your child gets vomiting and diarrhoea (Poos and Spews) we can asses your child give you advice, and supply you with fluids to rehydrate your child. The DHB are fully funding this service, and so there is no cost to you.
That's right it's a free service. There are a couple of limits.
How it works.
If you child is vomiting AND has diarrhoea and you are concerned that they are getting dehydrated bring them along to the Pharmacy.
An accredited Pharmacist will ask you a couple of questions and make an assessment of your child.
If the Pharmacist thinks it's appropriate they'll supply you with some rehydration solution (Pedialyte) and a chart to follow with dosing times and amount on it.
If your child needs more help than we can give we can refer to your GP or straight to the Emergency Dept at hospital.