Patea clicks: Finding GPs down the wire

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Patea clicks: Finding GPs down the wire

Aaron
van Delden
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When the trust that runs Patea’s sole general practice could no longer attract even a locum GP, 2300 patients were left in the lurch. Now the town with no doctor has become the launching pad for two new telehealth services. Aaron van Delden visited the home of Poi E to investigate

Recent history hasn’t been kind to Patea. Once South Taranaki’s main hub, the town had a busy river port serving its rich agricultural hinte