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  • Hi

    Just a quick one line, to say that there will be no meeting in October, but in November Mr Kumar will do his presentation that has been rescheduled from September.
    Maura
  • It has taken from 2013 till now to find out that my partner is entitled to be “enrolled” in a Ministry of Health plan called “Care Plus”. Find out if you are entitled to “Care Plus” ask your GP, specialist or hospital, here is the link for more information
    www.health.govt.nz/our-work/primary-health-care/primary-health-care...
  • Unfortunately my partner Keith finds it extremely tiring and trying to travel far from Wanganui, his food requirements hinder travel even more so meeting up is a bind. If anyone wants to contact us by email then feel free. Keith’s cancer was mainly on his tongue but this is compounded with the discovery that he is a type 2 diabetic. We are managing to keep tabs on his weight and, as he is a six footer we need to keep it from dropping under 70kgs, presently at 73 kgs so reasonably good. If you are interested in the details then you can read up on his case on the HDC website, the link is : https://www.hdc.org.nz/decisions/search-decisions/2018/14hdc00828/
    Search decisions - Health and Disability Commissioner
  • Hi all ...
    I'm Karina and live in the Wairarapa with my great friend Dave.
    Dave was diagnosed with throat cancer around a year ago and is currently awaiting surgery.
    We were introduced to this site, and Facebook site, today by 'Wonderful' Maura at Palmerston North hospital.
    I really would like to thank Maura so much for the care and concern she has shown us throughout this journey thus far (You're amazing Maura) and am really looking forward to meeting you all when we can make it to the group meetings.
    Take care everyone and we will see you all soon...
    xXx
  • Hi

    The meeting on 17 April will have guest speakers from the speech language Team.
    I haope soem of you lovely folk can make it.

    Maura
  • Hi

    Just a quick note to say that the meeting on 16/04/18 , we will have a couple of the speech language therapist in attendance

    Lynda we could try and skype you, but I need to check how this would work . Can you let me know if you are keen.

    Thanks
    Maura
  • Hi

    A quick post to let you know that our next meeting will be on 19/02/18 at a new time as requested 1.30 to 3, we have a guest presenter Murray from MSD/WINZ.

    Look forward to seeing you there.
    Maura
  • Hi there, I would be keen to be a part of a support group. I am in Wanganui... not sure if there is anyone else here but willing to travel or Skype. I have family in Hawkes bay. Thanks
    • Hi Lynda

      As you are aware Diana is encouraging contact in local areas, as you are the only other I know locally maybe you would like to keep in touch.
    • Hi Lynda
      Great to see you have joined the central districts group. I am just about to start a support group over here in Palmy, and you be very welcome to join us. As we get more oraganised hopefully we can set something up in Wanganui.
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