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Daphne suffered a stroke and was in hospital for nine weeks. She was determined to go home and with the support of Southern DHB, she was able to. Watch Daphne’s story to find out more about her patient journey through Southern DHB.
Catherine and her husband were in a head-on collision with a driver who fell asleep at the wheel. She spent four months in hospital and had to make some difficult decisions during her stay.
Blake was getting ready for school one morning but complained of a sore spot on his stomach, described as looking like an itchy bite. He quickly deteriorated and became unresponsive which led to a stay in the Dunedin Hospital Children’s Ward.
Heath was having the time of his life as an upcoming musician in Dunedin, but his life took a turn when he fell into the dark world of drug addiction.
Levi was born with Moebius syndrome – a rare neurological condition that affects the muscles that control facial expression and eye movement.
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