When tropical Cyclone Cook loomed in April 2017, schools and roads were closed and the Coromandel Peninsula was declared to be in a state of emergency. Community mental health nurse Dana Nash hunkered down at home with her family and got to work on her iPad.
Sitting on her deck with a cup of tea may seem an unlikely place for Pamela Sharp to have an appointment with her renal specialist, Dr Kannaiyan Rabindranath, but that’s exactly where she was for one of her most recent consults.
Kaitlyn Thompson had just moved away from home to take up a new job. Unfortunately, in her first week of work a sore throat struck – one that wouldn’t go away and only seemed to get worse.