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Mobile Health visits Geraldine

Mobile Health visits Geraldine

Yesterday the Mobile Surgical Unit settled in to enjoy the beautiful sunrise in our new rural location of Geraldine. The team was warmly welcomed by our site hosts Mckenzie Healthcare who were extremely helpful in ensuring our first day was a success. Geraldine is our...

A tribute to 20 years – Chris Heath

A tribute to 20 years – Chris Heath

Twenty years ago, Chris Heath joined Mobile Health expecting to be on the road for six months. "I couldn’t have imagined being here all these years later," Chris says. "We were a small organisation finding our feet using ingenuity, flexibility with a huge amount of...

On the road again

On the road again

In the summer of 1980 in America, country music singer, Willie Nelson hit the airwaves with his top-tapping song - On the Road Again, becoming one of his most recognised songs. The song about life on the road struck a chord with country music fan and truck driver,...

Caring for our environment

Caring for our environment

There are many issues facing our environment, so this year we have contributed to the sponsorship of planting approximately 1500 - 1600 plants in the Cranford Basin Reserve in Christchurch. Trees for Canterbury supplied the plants made up of Kahikatea, cabbage trees,...

Stellar success – 33,000 visitors through the Health Hub

Stellar success – 33,000 visitors through the Health Hub

After two years since the last Fieldays event, reconnecting was better than ever at the Health and Wellbeing Hub. This year the health hub at Fieldays in Hamilton was located at a permanent building and had more than 33,000 visitors through the doors, up from 25,000...

Healthy, happy and home

Healthy, happy and home

Having seen the big blue Mobile Surgical Unit - Te Waka Hauora on the road just one year earlier on one of its regular five-week circuits of rural New Zealand, David Mitchell did not anticipate he would one day be having surgery on it. But last year, he swapped the...

Why I chose medicine – Tim Colson’s story

Why I chose medicine – Tim Colson’s story

Rarely do high school students know what they want to do when they grow up, but when Tim Colson spent time aboard the Mobile Surgical Unit – Te Waka Hauora back in 2014 while in school, the seed was already planted that his future was going to be in medicine. Tim...

Founder Stuart Gowland recognised for honours

Founder Stuart Gowland recognised for honours

You may have spotted the big blue mobile surgical unit as it travels up and down the country, but you may not know the concept for sharing mobile came from a visionary man, Stuart Gowland, who will become a companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his...

Celebrating 15 years of Continuous Professional Development

Celebrating 15 years of Continuous Professional Development

Rewind to 2005, Mobile Health started the Continuous Professional Development programme – a range of education sessions designed to upskill and support health professionals living and working in rural New Zealand. The topic of the first ever study session was on… wait...

A Better Future For Rural Health

A Better Future For Rural Health

   A recording of the webinar is now available to watch here To help members and rural stakeholders inform their vote, spokespeople from the four biggest political parties took part in the Rural Health Political Panel Webinar, convened by the Rural General...

2020 Mobile Health Annual Report released

2020 Mobile Health Annual Report released

Mobile Health has released its 2020 Annual Report for the year ended 30th June 2020. Mark Eager, Mobile Health Chief Executive says "We are delighted to have treated a further 1,443 patients this year on the Mobile Surgical Unit. Last August the team reached its...

Dunstan patient happy and healthy

Dunstan patient happy and healthy

(Back row left to right) Doctor Nathan Kershaw, anaesthetist; Jill Hansen, Dunstan Hospital nurse; Karenza Heath,  clinical nurse leader, Mobile Health; and Chris Heath, anaesthetic technician, Mobile Health (Front row, middle) Ella Jones. The Mobile Surgical Unit -...

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