In our articles you will find news, views and issues from around New Zealand. We also profile some of our placements so that you can see and experience what living and working in New Zealand is really like.
Sharon Wards, CEO at Tararua Health Group Ltd was our prize winner at the National Rural Health Conference held over the weekend (March 31 – April 2) in the beautiful capital city. As always, it was amazing meeting so many enthusiastic delegates who were keen to get involved in mixing and mingling with their fellow health professionals both socially and educationally.
Pictured above - Jacinta Sanders, NZLocums' Team Leader, Sharon Wards, CEO at Tararua Health Group Ltd and Saloni Pandey, NZLocums' Project Coordinator/Relationship Manager.
NZLocums March Orientation attendees Gina Boorsma, Laura Wallevik, and Matthew Grade travelled from the Netherlands, Denmark and the USA to work in Waimauku, Opunake and Warkworth. Both Gina and Laura are accompanied by their husbands and children. The latter will be attending New Zealand schools while they are here. We wish them all the best of luck on their adventures.
NZLocums three-day Orientation course is proving to be much more than an introduction to the New Zealand health system, it’s also opening doors to friendships for those completing it.
While the main focus of the Orientation course is to help introduce overseas doctors and practice nurses to various aspects of the New Zealand health system, it has also created a great opportunity for attendees to form a support network with others experiencing the same journey as themselves.
Two of our January orientation doctors recently caught up with each other, here’s what one of them had to say.
Zahir Alhilali, a doctor from White Cross Healthcare in Auckland was our lucky prize winner at the Goodfellow Symposium conference held over the weekend. It was great to meet so many enthusiastic New Zealand doctors.
Just days remain until this year’s national rural health conference in Wellington - will you be there? There's still time to register, and book flights and accommodation to secure your seat at the country’s premier rural health conference. The exciting line-up of keynote speakers and topics features:
An announcement by Otago and Auckland universities for a proposed School of Rural Health couldn’t be better timed and if implemented will underpin the rural health workforce for the medium to long term future, says New Zealand Rural General Network Chairperson Sharon Hansen.
Calling all GPs and NPs!
Visit us this Saturday and Sunday at the Goodfellow Symposium, Vodafone Events Centre, Manakau, Auckland, Stand Number 15.
The unvarnished truth – a doctors work experience in rural New Zealand.
Tony Pearson, a GP with over 30 years’ experience, originating from the UK, has spent the last four months working in a practice in the far north of New Zealand. Northland is a remote farming based community. It includes the last major settlement at the top of the North Island, the nearest city is two and a half hours drive. Tony has shared his experience working as a GP in this community.
Our February Orientation Course attendees are venturing into the heart of rural New Zealand. While attending the Maori Highlights section of the course at Te Papa Museum, we thought it would be a good idea to educate the intrepid travellers about what they may or may not encounter in rural New Zealand.