Visionary leader, highly respected teacher, healer, mentor, tireless advocate and champion of Rural Health, Dr Pat Farry was unmatched in his efforts and contribution to Rural Medicine and General Practice education. His vision of sustainable and quality health services for rural communities and small towns of New Zealand was through education. He devoted much of his career to advocating and lobbying for improvements and funding for rural medicine. The Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust was established in March 2010, with the purpose of continuing this legacy. › Continue reading…

“Ponte Las Pilas” – full immersion in Trujillo, Peru

One of my favourite Spanish quotes is “Ponte Las Pilas”, which literally translates to “put in your batteries” and is akin to the English saying, “put your skates on and get cracking!”. It perfectly describes the first few weeks of my time in Trujillo, Peru. There has been no rest for the wicked and I have loved every moment of it.

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The Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust is excited to announce that we will be hosting a  special event fundraiser as part of the National Rural Health Conference in Blenheim this year.

A Private Film Screening ‘She Shears’ | 5 April 2019 | ASB Theatre

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Please join us along with family and friends for DINNER THEATRE at the ASB Theatre, Blenheim for a fundraising event hosted by the Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust.

In conjunction with the National Rural Health Conference, and as a fundraiser for the Pat Farry Rural Health Trust, we will be hosting a private screening of the She Shears Film with a Q+A session with guest speaker Jack Nicol (Film Director).

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Virtual Reality Ultrasound

As I hung up my white coat for the last time, I reflected on all the great memories of my 5 weeks in the radiodiagnostic department in Pisa, Italy. One particular stand out was being able to trial a new technology in radiodiagnostics utilising virtual reality technology, with the goal to improve the skills of doctors using ultrasound. › Continue reading…

Marilynn Webb artworks to feature at National Rural Health Conference as part of Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust fundraising event.

Marilynn with her Te Waka Toi award. As feautured in the ODT Monday November 7th

The Pat Farry Rural Health Education trust is delighted to announce that a major component of their fundraising drive in 2019 will feature the auctioning of several original Marilynn Webb prints.

A former Francis Hodgkin Fellow and Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, Marilynn Webb is widely considered to be one of New Zealand’s most distinguished and influential artists.

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Fair Saturday

“Cured yesterday of my disease, I died last night of my physician” – Matthew Prior, The Remedy Worse Than the Disease (1714).

Buongiorno from Italy!

After finishing the hard slog of 5th-year exams, and the relief that came with passing, I was ready to throw myself into learning the culture and health system of Italy whilst improving my radio diagnostic skills. Italy is known to have one of the best healthcare systems in the world. The World Health Organisation (WHO) ranked it second in the world behind France for overall efficiency in a report published in 2000. In contrastPeru (my second elective placement) is ranked 129th. (For interest New Zealand is 41st, unfortunately losing to Australia by 9 places). I was curious to experience first-hand the efficiency of an Italian hospital. › Continue reading…

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