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Memories of Cornwall Park Hospital - Part Two
Part two of memories collected from former staff of Cornwall Park's hospitals: the facilities.
Our Stories
Frederick Watson
Community doctor, public health advocate, award winning Jersey cow breeder.
Epidemics Aotearoa
Service Above Self
How public service stopped a potential smallpox epidemic in its tracks in 1872.
Our Stories
The Journey to the Library
A short history of Dr Thomas Moore Philson.
Climate & Health
The impact of severe weather on Northland pharmacies
The impact the severe weather events of early 2023 had on the supply of medicines to Northland.
Opinions
'Things That Matter'
One theatre-goer's experience watching a play about the public health system.
Your Place
Founders Heritage Park - a must do on your next visit to Nelson
A recent visit made a curator wish she had longer in Nelson.
Minds
Psychiatry in Aotearoa New Zealand
A century of psychiatry in Aotearoa New Zealand
Opinions
Waiving the prescription copayment fee
Helping remove barriers to healthcare.
Telling Science
Listening to the Chest – is the Stethoscope Obsolete?
With advancing technology, has the stethoscope become obsolete?
Brave Hearts
Heart Surgery in New Zealand: The Dramatic Evolution of a Lifesaving Specialty (Part 3)
The history of heart surgery in New Zealand (part 3).
Brave Hearts
Heart Surgery in New Zealand: The Dramatic Evolution of a Lifesaving Specialty (Part 2)
The history of heart surgery in New Zealand (part 2).
Brave Hearts
Heart Surgery in New Zealand: The Dramatic Evolution of a Lifesaving Specialty (Part 1)
The history of heart surgery in New Zealand (part 1).
Your Place
Reflections at Waikato Health Memorabilia Trust
A glimpse at the history of the Waikato DHB through the eyes of a curator.
Opinions
The re-emergence of polio
Why is a disease once considered almost eradicated, now on the rise once more?
Climate & Health
Expected health impacts of climate change in Aotearoa New Zealand
Mental health: part five of five exploring climate change and health.
Your Place
Ōpōtiki Museum (is actually two museums!)
A pair of museums that runs almost the length of a block of shops.
Climate & Health
Expected health impacts of climate change in Aotearoa New Zealand
Heat-related health, physical activity, and ultraviolet radiation: part four of five exploring climate change and health.
Climate & Health
Expected health impacts of climate change in Aotearoa New Zealand
Housing and the indoor environment: part three of five exploring climate change and health.
Climate & Health
Expected health impacts of climate change in Aotearoa New Zealand
Vector-borne, zoonotic, and allergic diseases: part two of five exploring climate change and health.
Climate & Health
Expected health impacts of climate change in Aotearoa New Zealand
Food and water: part one of five exploring climate change and health.
Your Health Future
A Career in Pharmacy
The story of how Tim Walker chose a career in pharmacy and how he serves his Northland communities.
Our Stories
The medical kit of Captain Harding Leaf of the 28 (Māori) Battalion
Explore the contents of a first aid kit from the Second World War.
Your Place
Mangonui County Hospital - The First Far North Hospital
The first hospital servicing Far North communities.
Epidemics Aotearoa
The Spanish Flu and its impact in the Far North
1918 Influenza Pandemic in the Far North
Sound & Vision
Interview with Sir Brian Barratt-Boyes
An interview with Sir Brian Barratt Boyes – pioneer heart surgeon.