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Upper Hutt Leader : September 14th 2011
2 UPPER HUTT LEADER, SEPTEMBER 14, 2011 NEWS Corner Pine Ave and Queen Street, Upper Hutt Now available online at: uhleader.co.nz Our Top Ten Stories on: stuff.co.nz go to Newspapers/ Upper Hutt Leader Check out our Facebook page Facebook.com/ Upper Hutt Leader Order Photos online at: pix.ccn.co.nz EDITOR: ROSEMARY MCLENNAN email@example.com SPORTS EDITOR: COLIN WILLIAMS firstname.lastname@example.org MANAGER: JENNY RUSSELL email@example.com CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING: CLASSIFIED: firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: 528 9654 Fax: 528 3021 The Upper Hutt Leader is published by Central Community Newspapers, a division of Fairfax New Zealand Ltd, and printed at 35 Bouverie Street, Petone. The registered office of Fairfax New Zealand Ltd is 40 Boulcott Street, Wellington. Delivered to 21,740 Homes and Businesses throughout Upper Hutt, Stokes Valley, Manor Park and Haywards 4027119AA 3530457AN FOR ALL MAKES AND MODELS Servicing -- Repairs -- Tyres Parts -- Accessories W.O.F's ON SITE While you wait. Bookings essential HOURS: Weekdays 8:30am -- 5:30pm Saturday 9:00am -- 1:00pm P:045289395•M:0275972519 E: email@example.com 30 GOODSHED ROAD, UPPER HUTT (next to Lifestyle Gym) 2148529BY Talking Real Estate with Steve Slicker Hi folks, One of the many things that a real estate licensee has to do is write an advertisement for the house that has just been listed but it takes a certain expertise to write a good property ad, but as a home owner, you know your house better than anyone else. So give some thought to the benefits of living in your particular cor ner of the world. Some of the attributes that could help sell your home might actually surprise even you. Your agent might be able to write a better ad than you, but they can't write an ad that speaks to the hearts of potential buyers without the benefit of your intimate connection with the property so what sort of things might the agent want to know? If you are in a suburban house it might be a back gate leading to a track to the local park where your kids can play without having to walk there by the road, or the number of birds attracting plants in your garden. If you are rural it may be the school bus stopping right outside your gate (hi Scott & Rach) These are things your agent can't be expected to know, so make sure you jot down these benefits as they occur to you and let the agent use it as a basis for writing the best ad. But don't expect the agent to use all the material you give them, it may be that there is a maximum number of words that can be used in the print ad so let them be the judge of which benefits will best appeal to local buyers and when too much information is counter-productive. If you are thinking of selling your home please call me on the numbers below or contact me via email firstname.lastname@example.org alternately fill in your details on my website www. steveslicker.com Kind regards, Steve Slicker (04) 212 6787 0275 661 949 Advertorial imbles reads Patchwork • Embroidery • Crafts • Gifts • Knitting Yarns AND FREE PARKING AT THE DOOR 40 Park St, PO Box 40836, Upper Hutt Ph: (04) 526 6513 email: thimblesand email@example.com 3841750 YOUR Patchwork, Haberdashery, Embroidery and Knitting Yarn Specialists Bernina Sales, Service & Support OPEN THE DOORS on a great selection BUILDING? RENOVATING? • Doors replaced / installed • Interior or Exterior • Pre-Hung Doors • Cavity Sliders • Locks, Latches & Handles • Houselots catered for 25A Wilford Street • Ph 527 8305 customer car parking easily accessed off Lane Street Email all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org 3426837AQ For the BEST RANGE OF BATTERIES IN UPPER HUTT See Glenn at... UPPER HUTT 118 Whakatiki Street Tel (04) 528 3591 Mon-Fri 8.00am-5.00pm Sat 9am-1pm See our website:www.usedtyres.co.nz VALLEY BATTERY SPECIALISTS Locally Owned & Operated Marine • Automotive • Commercial We also stock: • Marine Batteries • Motorcycle • Ride-on mower batteries • Charging system test • Battery check • Installation at our workshop • Maintenance check for life of battery • Battery charging Discount for AA Members 3840461AF BATTERIES Factory Seconds and Used Batteries Now Available from $50 Hutt Hospital software adopted region-wide Cost-cutting: Hutt Valley Health applications support manager Adrian Lumsden shows off the e-tree medical information sharing system to Health Minister Tony Ryall. By JIM CHIPP A conversation in a corridor between two computer people has evolved into a low-cost, information sharing system between district health boards. Hutt Valley Health applications support manager Adrian Lumsden received a call a few months ago from his Wairarapa counterpart. Did you know that Wairarapa [district health board] will be operat- ing on some of your patients?'' he was asked. We'll need access to your systems so surgeons can see lab results, X-rays, whatever, because obviously they want to get as much of the pic- ture as they can.'' Mr Lumsden casually passed on the request to a health board pro- grammer as the two walked down a corridor and, three months later, the e-tree system had been devised allowing the two boards' computers to exchange patient data. That was the essential genesis of it,'' Mr Lumsden said. The system cost just a few weeks of programmers' time, he said. Hutt Valley Health staff are used to making do, he said. I guess we have no money. Costs . . . just kick a big, new, fast server at it' -- that's just not an option.'' The Hutt board was one of the first in New Zealand to use the Concerto medical data system. The e-tree system has been extended to Capital and Coast Dis- trict Health Board as well as Wairarapa, and other health boards further afield, which also use Con- certo, are studying it with interest. The system allows access to all of a patients text records, including test results, clinicians' notes and drugs they have been prescribed. At this stage, graphic information, such as scans and X-rays are not accessible through e-tree. There has got to be cost savings, but how you could measure it, I don't know,'' Mr Lumsden said. Time saved from a doctor hanging on the end of the phone trying to talk to someone or trying to find someone.'' Hutt Hospital anaesthetist David Tripp was enthusiastic about the system. I've used eTree on two patients this afternoon coming for acute operations, and got very valuable information from Wellington that wouldn't have been available other- wise,'' he said in a text. One possibly would have had her surgery cancelled without this infor- mation. Keep up the good work.'' Health Minister Tony Ryall was impressed by the system. This is a great innovation in the Hutt Valley,'' he said. We need to see this across the country because it will further improve the quality and safety of patient care.'' Community and district nurse Margaret Woodcock said the system was a marvellous improvement''. We are now able to see all of the oncology patients that up to now we always struggled to get up-to-date information.'' Board primary care liaison Dr Liz Fitzmaurice said nothing else that has happened in the New Zealand health system in the last decade has surpassed this initiative for its impact on safety and quality of ser- vice for patients.
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