Humans of Rural Health Blog

HELEN CANT

Introducing… HELEN CANT: Clinical Pharmacist in Primary Care, Tokoroa. Helen has been a Clinical Pharmacist in Primary Care in Tokoroa for 3 years and says it’s the most personally plus professionally challenging and satisfying role she’s had. Developed with a multidisciplinary care vision, it’s a new higher-level Pharmacist role involving medical reconciliation on discharge, reviews…

DR GARRY NIXON

Introducing… DR. GARRY NIXON: Rural Hospital Generalist at Dustan Hospital. ​Dr. Nixon’s says a day in his life is never the same. He splits his time 50/50 between clinical and university work. He does rounds with registrars just like in any larger hospital. He sees a reasonable amount of trauma but what he finds most…

TRACEY LAING

Introducing… TRACEY LAING: Practice Nurse at Tuakau Health Centre. Tracey has worked in a number of nursing fields including maternity, assessment and rehabilitation, chronic care management and respiratory, family health as well as being both a ward and practice nurse. She’s worked rurally for most of her career – probably because she grew up rurally…

DR DAVE BALDWIN

Introducing DR. DAVE BALDWIN: father, hunter, GP, aviator, author and moviemaker – or as he describes himself: “a free spirit”. A quintessential kiwi bloke if I’ve ever met one, Dr. Dave is the mastermind behind the world unique Bulls Flying Doctor Service, providing aviation medical service to pilots at their remote airstrips located in rural…