North Shore Times : December 23rd 2010
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Great range Expert advice ½ sizes & widths Perfect fit The Athletes Foot - Albany Shop S212B WestÝeld Albany, Civic Crescent Ph: (09) 447 1626 www.theathletesfoot.com.nz/#/albany Fighting the cancer battle By SARAH CODDINGTON Survivor: Scott McWilliams wants to encourage others to take part in the Cancer Society's Relay for Life. Photo: BEN WATSON CANCER survivor Scott McWil- liams changed his career path to help prevent others getting the dis- ease. The Birkenhead resident works at Breast-Screen Waitemata as a data manager. He found out he had testicular cancer eight years ago when he was working at a medical communi- cations company. After surgery, radiotherapy and five years in remission, Mr McWil- liams is considered cured. I felt obligated to give something back to help fight the disease,'' he says. Some people feel it is something they need to get rid of and quickly get on with their lives.'' Mr McWilliams believes there are many misunderstandings about cancer and he wants to eliminate those. Many people think having can- cer means you are going to die. But you are a survivor even if you have had cancer for just one day,'' he says. Mr McWilliams and his workmates are all training for the upcoming Cancer Society's Relay for Life. There will be 20 employees from Breast-Screen entering the race. Their team is called Busting Out. It is the fourth time Mr McWil- liams has done the race and he hopes other cancer survivors get out there and enter in a team. You can even turn up on the day and support or join a team,'' he says. The Relay for Life event will be kicking off at the Millennium Insti- tute on March 4 from 4pm and run- ning through the night to 10am the following day. The event welcomes friends, fam- ilies, business and community groups to enter a team. Cancer survivors and people living with cancer are invited to be part of the opening lap. Go to www.relayforlife.org.nz to register for the race. One in three New Zealanders are affected by cancer. Each year about 20,000 people are diagnosed with cancer and around 8000 die. Plunket asks families to keep children safe Plunket is asking parents and caregivers to keep children safe during the busy Kiwi summer. In summer there are more people around with friends and family visiting and also more vehicles, s Plunket national child safety adviser Sue Campbell says. Tragically a number of under-fives are run over in driveways each year. She urges drivers to where possible drive forwards out of the driveway and always check when reversing. It'd be great to see families taking time to ensure an adult is watching out for chil- dren at all times. Maybe the adults in the house can take turns watching the children while others relax,'' she says. And St John is reminding Kiwis to be safe around barbecues this summer. If someone does get burnt the first thing to do is to make sure that everyone is safe. Run cool water over the burn for a mini- mum of 20 minutes. Useatap,ahoseor shower. If water is not avail- able use any cool non- toxic fluid like soft drinks or beer. Remove any jewel- lery from the burnt area, but do not remove clothing if it appears to be stuck to the burn. Wrap the burn in cling film after cooling and call an ambulance if the burn is larger than the patient's hand or if they are severe pain. Long-time hospital chief Hospital chief: Rodger Maxwell, who died aged 85, oversaw the commissioning of North Shore Hospital and held numerous other roles at the same time. OBITUARY North Shore Hospital's first medical superin- tendent has died aged 85.Rodger Maxwell be- came the inaugural superintendent in 1972 and oversaw the com- missioning of the new hospital and its sub- sequent administration. In addition to this pos- ition in 1974 he also became head medical officer for the obstetric hospitals in Devonport, Eastern Bays, Wark- worth and Helensville. He was also appointed medical superintendent at Waitakere Hospital in 1974 and supervised building of stage 1 and in 1977 stage 2. In 1975 he was princi- pal medical adviser of the planning committee for the new hospital at Wiri. His numerous roles meant he spent morn- ings at Waitakere Hos- pital, afternoons at North Shore Hospital and later worked for two days for the Wiri hos- pital project. From 1984 to 1986 he became medical superin- tendent in chief to the former Northland Hos- pital Board based at Whangarei Hospital. He retired in May 1986 and enjoyed fishing at Oakura Bay, North- land, music, reading and gardening. Dr Maxwell died on November 13 at North- bridge Private Hospital in Northcote. He is survived by his wife Dr Margaret Max- well, daughter Deirdre and sons Rowan and Garth and their families.
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