Wood street surgery 2013
Kirsty and Kim just look at what you have achieved,
With three years of improvements that you wouldn’t believe.
Your waiting list to join your practice is as long as your arms,
This is due to your expertise, and your worldly charms.
Andre worked hard to update the rather old machines,
Whenever there’s a problem, to fix it, he was keen.
Young Scot and Josie spent days sorting the files,
That paper work just seemed to go on for miles.
And Janine was roped in to help with reception too,
To the extent that now she is permanent crew.
Bernie and Lorraine will welcome you with a cheery hello,
(But, if you cause any grief, our Janine may tell you to go.)
Annie, Aimee and Kim are the nurses that you can see,
But sorry, first you have to get past that (bl…y) Ainsley.
Height, weight, taken, oh and blood pressure too,
And then, you may have time to take a pew,
But just as you find a good article to read,
A nurse will whisk you away at great speed,
Your problems addressed, your health all sorted,
And if needed, to Kirsty you will be escorted.
Just like the running of a well oiled machine,
our nurses and doctor work as a team.
Cos staff at wood street surgery are all very keen,
And hope that your visits, (and body) run like a dream.
Nurses Christmas Nightmare, 2016
Yes, it's five o'clock on Christmas Eve,
and you are looking forward to your 4 days reprieve,
and I think many of you know,
of the awkward patient that just won't go.
They make an appointment to see the nurse,
and during the consult the list of ailments just seems to get worse.
What started off as just wanting his pills,
slowly turns into a list of all of his ills.
His ears have been troubling him for some time,
do you think you could wash out some of the slime?
His rash requires removal of all of his clothes,
just so he can show you where it goes.
You secretly roll your eyes, but keep your composure,
you don't want any more unnecessary exposure!
And Hey, what can you do about his dodgy knee?
so you say "I think it's the doctor you need to see".
But of course there are no appointments left for today,
"why not come back some other time" you say.
Finally with prescription signed, and you think he is just about out the door,
he suddenly remembers there's one thing more.
"I'm travelling away next week so I need to have my vaccines please,
as I don't want to end up with some horrible infectious disease".
"But then you would have to wait here for another 20 minutes" you state,
"and neither of us will get home for Christmas at this rate".
Oh, that's OK he kindly says, as I am not in any hurry,
cos my reindeer are all ready, my santa sack all packed,
and once I get my red suit on, there will be no holding me back!
Dear Aimee with your quiet and un- intrusive way
You managed to juggle your home life, and work each day.
Caroline, Niamh, and James organised by eight each morning,
And after work, the washing and dinner still needed sorting.
Aimee, you listen with care to your patients for sure,
And pick up more than just injuries, that are sore,
As, it’s not just the pain on the outside that you see,
Because you go deeper than most with your enquiry,
It is with regret that we see you fly the wood street nest,
But know that whatever you do, you will, do your best.
you are a good nurse, with a heart that is kind,
A nurse of your calibre is so good to find.
So if life is a beach, and the people the sand,
we know you will be there with a guiding hand.
So where ever your path may lead, and whatever you do,
I am sure that everyone will be proud of you.
You fitted into the Wood Street Surgery team,
So that every thing still ran like a dream,
Even if Kirsty was away,
You managed to keep disasters at bay.
Patients came and saw Doctor Lisa Bartels
And would go away feeling rather well.
Aimee and Kim would ply you scripts to sign,
And never once did you seem to mind.
Me, Bernie, and Janine filled your days,
so you were busy,
In fact you saw patients so quickly,
some came out a little dizzy.
The Routeburn and the Abel Tasman
Are some of the tramps you have been on
You have traveled all around New Zealand,
And even been to Dunedin.
So we hope you have enjoyed this spot
And our temps when they have been hot.
Cos Lisa we here have enjoyed working with you a LOT.
You and John came for a short six month stay,
which gave you both time to play,……
No more do I need to say…….So all the best to you and John,…..
And any little ones that may come along. ?!
To Our Christine Michelle Oates. 2012
She jumped on a plane, leaving all her good mates,
And came to our New Zealand, all the way from the States.
She started her new position with a hiss and a roar,
And would not let any dangerous driver back out the door.
Then Halloween was scary for patients and staff alike,
When she arrived for work looking an awful fright.
“Is that the new Doctor ?” the patients did say,
“She looks more like a nightmare that won’t go away!”
Next she thought she would shock us all,
By doing her consultations, sitting on a ball !
We got used to that,… but then for a dare,
She thought we could raise funds by shaving our hair!
Well known for your keenness of the great New Zealand outdoors,
You would go rock climbing, camping, tramping, skiing, cycling and more,
But,..,.. one day,.. for work, she didn’t arrive,…….
Oh,…NO,…was it some outdoor pursuit that she didn’t survive???
Thankfully, it wasn’t anything of that sort,…
She was just stranded at the Brisbane Airport.
Dear Michelle, you entered our lives a mere two years ago,
And during that time we have watched you grow,
Your spark and enthusiasm is a joy to have around, it
Has spread your popularity throughout our wee town.
You have seen more of New Zealand, than most of us locals,
Captured for all eternity in your beautiful photos.
You have proven your worth with your calm and gentle way,
“And where are our stickers?” the kiddies will now say.
I can tell that Kirsty, Kim, Aimee, Jenny & Nicole too,
Have all grown very, very fond of you,
Even, Bernie, Janine & I will miss you when you are gone,….
Cos we will no longer get chocy biccys from your grateful, Ron!
But never fear, because now Lisa is here,
And of your patients she will take good care.
So, for your future, our dear Michelle,
We from Wood Street Surgery, all wish you well!
As one year ends and another one comes
We seem to think its a good time to fill our tums
Which we celebrate with an enormous feed]
And often eating far more than we need.
Prepping food usually on the hottest day of the year
When all we really want would be a nice cold beer.
We decorate our homes with tinsel and flashing lights
Just so Santa can see his way on Christmas.
A lot of thought and effort goes into every gift that is given
They are wrapped so beautifully as if from heaven
These presents are then unwrapped with amazing speed,
oh, lovely, another pair of socks that I don't really need!
So wishing you all some festive fun,
And perhaps some time to relax in the sun.
Spending some time with family and friends,
And looking forward to returning to work when you holiday ends.
Sea 2 Sea Challenge 2014
The staff of the Wood St Surgery team
Have keeping fit and healthy as their dream.
Yes, we manage our 1/2 hour of exercise every day
To keep our heart and muscles in a healthy way.
Janine and Kim make an early start at the crack of dawn
To milk their goats and mow their lawn.
Kirsty and Annie both have cute dogs to walk
They get so puffed they can barely talk.
Lorraine and Tom are both keen on their running,
cos it's really good to keep their bodies humming.
Tom runs 3 kms each morning just for fun,
That is after the 100 stomach crunches he has done!
Bernadette often plays a round of golf,
And looking after grandkids proves she's no sloth.
Lorraine also takes care of lots of kiddies after school,
So she takes them outside to chase a ball.
Yes, we are forever doing domestic chores like washing and cleaning,
And then we race outside to do some aggressive weeding.
Sarah say's it is only 10 thousand steps a day we need to complete,
Which equals 3 kms that you have walked with your feet.
So, happy and healthy is the way to be,
And you can achieve this by doing the Sea 2 Sea.
Student Placement - by Sarah 2014
My time at the surgery has gone so fast, I thought it would last and last
Three weeks I was here to learn what I could,
In a beautiful surgery on a street known as Wood.
I wanted to introduce myself so I just called in,
I was greeted by so many smiles I knew I would fit in.
My first day was so exciting I couldn't wait to get started,
It was a busy clinic day which is not for the fainthearted.
Allergic reactions, immunisations and UTI's
Needles in the deltoid and in the thighs.
Clinic visits, home visits we did them all,
As you can see I truly had a ball!
Kim was my leader, she sure knows a lot.
From funding to ethics to tying a suture knot.
My understanding of practice nursing has come so far,
It's a shame I didn't drink coffee, there was always some in the jar.
You have all been so welcoming and friendly to me,
I hope I can come back during year three.
You're a wonderful team, you have really raised the bar
I can tell you this has been my favourite placement by far.
Thank you all so much for having me!