News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


Trust sponsors child health guest speaker

13 February 2006

Oliver Smales Memorial Trust sponsors child health guest speaker

The Oliver Smales Memorial Trust was established in 2005 by the Rotary Club of Taradale following the death of Dr Oliver Smales, a long-serving, respected paediatrician at Hawke’s Bay Hospital.

A fundraising dinner was held in November 2004 to launch the Trust. The Trust now holds $100,000 in funds to provide ongoing education and training opportunities to support the education and training of nursing staff and therapists working with children and youth in Hawke’s Bay.

Spokesperson for the Oliver Smales Memorial Trust, Kevyn Moore, said they were delighted to be sponsoring a guest speaker during Teaching DHB week. He said this was the first event sponsored by the Trust. Karen Hoare will be presenting a speech entitled: “My name is Today – working together and with children to safeguard a precious resource”. The Oliver Smales Memorial Trust keynote address promises to be very interesting, as Karen will focus on community development and integration of health services with special reference to providing services within the context of local environments

Karen is originally from the UK, and has lived in New Zealand for just over two years. She is a Registered Nurse, Registered Sick Children’s Nurse, Registered Health Visitor, holds an advanced Diploma in Health Sciences and has an interest in public health and community nursing. During the late 80s and early 90s she moved to the Gambia, West Africa, where her interest in research and ethics was stimulated by working for the Medical Research Council of Great Britain.

Upon return to the UK, Karen completed her Masters degree. As a firm believer in community development, she undertook the role of a health team leader in a new Sure Start programme whilst simultaneously setting up a charitable agency – Development Direct, which links children and communities across the world via health projects.

Karen is currently the Clinical Training Agency Co-ordinator for the School of Health Sciences at Massey University in Albany, Auckland and remains a Trustee of Development Direct. She intends to establish a New Zealand branch for this programme in 2006. Her work linking children across the globe will be the subject of her PhD thesis.

Interested members of the public are welcome to attend Karen’s presentation on 16 February, at 4:00pm – 5:00pm in the first floor lecture theatre, Hawke’s Bay Hospital Education Centre. Entry off Canning Road (Emergency Department entrance).

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>

ALSO:

Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Salt River Songs by Sam Hunt

Colin Hogg, a longtime comrade of Sam, writes in his Introduction that, ‘There is a lot of death in this collection of new poems by my friend Sam Hunt. It’s easier to count the poems here that don’t deal with the great destroyer than it is to point to the ones that do.’ More>>

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news