Kia Orana, my name is Roimata.
I’ve been working at Raglan Medical since June 2018 and will be returning from maternity leave next week. I’m looking forward to returning to work though I’ll reduce my hours to three days so I’ve still plenty of time with my son, Ezer.
I’m originally from Rarotonga, and moved to NZ to attend university after high school, and graduated from Auckland medical school in 2016.
After a couple of years working at Waikato hospital, I made the decision to transition into primary health care and have no regrets. I enjoy different aspects of medicine hence the decision to become a GP, in particular womens and young peoples health.
Hamilton is my home away from home for now and in my bubble, we have my husband, 4 month old son Ezer, and my youngest brother.
Sadly, Dr Madeleine Wells will be leaving the clinic at the end of next week, this will be a great loss to the clinic but we’re hopeful that she will return in the years to come. Thanks for all your hard work Madeleine and for taking such good care of patients in our community.
To the Raglan Community,
After working as a GP at Raglan Medical for the past 2 years, I have decided to take a break. I have found the role incredibly stimulating and rewarding and I will miss it. However, I have chosen to take a pause from my career to spend more time with my young family.
To those people who I saw as patients, thank you for sharing your stories, successes and troubles with me. Going forward, I know that you will be very well supported by the rest of the team at Raglan Medical. Thank you to the team for being such an engaged, supportive and kind group of colleagues. Keep up the amazing work during these unpredictable times.
Practice Nurses and Medical Receptionists poised to strike on Thursday 3rd September
For the first time ever, practice nurses and medical receptionists around the country have voted to go on strike for one working day.
The strike is a result of nine months of fruitless union negotiations as primary health care workers have sought pay parity with district health board (DHB, hospital) colleagues. While Raglan Medical and primary care employers around the country support pay parity they can’t afford to bridge the 10.6 per cent pay gap.
As a result of the strike action on Thursday 3rd September there will be limited nursing staff available at Raglan Medical, it will however be business as usual with no compromise to services for those in need.
We will continue to offer COVID-19 tests to make sure there are no undetected cases in our community, if you wish to have a test please call the clinic and a medical professional will discuss the options available to you.