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Hospice services

At the beginning of August last year I was visited by two people from the West Auckland Hospice who explained the services that the Hospice provides. Like most people I was completely unaware of the many services the hospice provides for patients and their families...

CBC’s “the fifth estate” on Canada’s drug problem

On Friday 13 January Canada’s CBC’s “the fifth estate” programme featured a topic that has been an issue of concern to me for more than a decade – the high cost of pharmaceutical drugs. At the end of last year several people from CBC’s the fifth estate team came to...

Hassling Waitemata DHB for the next CT scan

I had a wonderful week at Pukehina beach, followed by five days in Whangamata with all my children and five of my grandchildren. The days in Whangamata began with my second son bringing me a cup of tea first thing in the morning, sitting on my bed and then chatting...