Archive: December, 2017

Kaikoura is a 2 ½ hour drive from Christchurch, so was an ideal spot to trial remote patient consultations. Cathy Hammond, clinical nurse specialist in wound care from Nurse Maude in Christchurch worked closely with a nurse champion in Kaikoura to successfully trial a telemedicine clinic for woundcare. The virtual clinic was proven to be a successful supplement to existing rural clinics and patient visits to Christchurch. Clinically and technically the trial was successful with good feedback from clinicians, patients and their families.

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