Wild Rose, thorny problems

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Wild Rose, thorny problems

Aaron
van Delden
Rose Bruce
GP Rose Bruce, who is on the Taranaki DHB board, sees a “messy” but hopeful 10 years ahead as medicine is shifted to the people

Rose Bruce is not afraid to tackle taboo subjects, welcomes the era of healthcare via your cell phone and champions general practice in an age of underfunding. Her online handle is WildMother2. Aaron van Delden talks to the irrepressible mother of two, a GP, surfer, tree-hugger and, more recently, Taranaki DHB board member

Money for a hip replacement would go a long way if spent keeping youngsters free of nits and scabies, making sure they’re immunised a, Dr Bruce at home with her miniature poodle Samson, Rose Bruce with Samson