Queenstown Medical Centre

By GUY WILLIAMS Covid-19 vaccine jabs will start going into arms in Queenstown today. The milestone comes only a few weeks after the 12-month anniversary of a female Danish tourist becoming the resort’s — and the South Island’s — first confirmed...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Art therapy’s being put to use to help improve the wellbeing of Queenstown’s elderly, in particular, and those with physical and learning disabilities. Jenna Welsh-O’Hare, who believes she’s the only local offering the service, is convinced art therapy...

Needs fund tops $1m

By TRACEY ROXBURGH In just over six months more than $1 million has been raised for the Wakatipu Greatest Needs Fund. Established by Queenstown’s fundraising queen Kaye Parker during Alert Level 4 lockdown to provide financial support to front-line charities in...

New role helping men talk

By MATTHEW MCKEW Campaigns to encourage men to seek mental health support appear to be paying off, with health bods saying plenty are coming forward in Queenstown. It coincides with a new role introduced to Queenstown Medical Centre in August called...

“False honeymoon”

By MATTHEW MCKEW September will mark the end of a ‘‘false honeymoon’’ when Queenstown companies are forced to make tough decisions, the manager of Fergburger warns. It’s when the extension of the government’s wage subsidy, which has propped up hundreds of jobs...
Dr Tim Rigg’s a GP at the Queenstown Medical Centre, and one of many on the front line of Covid-19 in Queenstown To say the last four weeks have been challenging is an understatement. Since the middle of January, staff at...

Out-of-date jabs

Human error is being blamed for patients getting expired vaccinations at Queenstown Medical Centre earlier this month. In an emailed statement, centre boss Shane Zeederberg says two patients were given vaccinations which were three days out of date. Zeederberg dodged Mountain...
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