Introduction

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…

After months of planning, the national rural health conference 2016 programme is live and Early Bird registrations are open. To visit the website and view the programme follow thisĀ LINK › Continue reading…

The 2015 Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust Travelling Scholarship has been awarded to two University of Otago School of Medicine students who will travel to Thurso and the Orkney Isles in Northern Scotland for eight weeks to further their rural health education.

Mr John Farry, chairman of the Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust, announced that Mr Jono Paulin and Ms Anna Charles-Jones will both receive NZ$5,000 to assist their elective travel in August and September 2016. › Continue reading…

The Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust has announced application details for its Travelling Scholarship for 2015/2016. The annual Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust Travelling Scholarship awards up to $10,000.00, which may be divided between two recipients. The scholarship assists medical students to travel internationally to a rural situation to observe new concepts, develop their own skills and share their learning with other students when they return. › Continue reading…

General Medicine and Paediatrics

I feel like I have been a bit of a jack-in-the-box since my last blog. Taking the advice of one of the doctors, I have been moving about the hospital following the action so to speak. This has included spending quite a lot of time on the General Medicine ward and Pediatric ward to give myself a wide range of exposure to different patients and presentations before my time is up. Again, I have seen so many cases for which all I can think for the first few minutes is ‘wow!’ I takes a moment to absorb it all before the questions start falling out of my mouth. › Continue reading…

Maternity and Obstetric Emergencies

To start with this week, I have some excellent news on the man from my last blog who had the lower leg amputation. He is doing well, and looks a lot happier with life now that the pain is at a level where he is able to sleep. The stump is still oozing but it is hoped it will dry up over time. Fingers crossed. › Continue reading…

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