Starship: Inside Our National Children's Hospital
Inside New Zealand's famous national children's hospital. Auckland's Starship Children's Hospital is a landmark New Zealand institution. The passion and dedication of staff at all levels shines from these pages, which detail how Starship has grown and developed over the last 21 years. How does an important national hospital get started? How does it grow to meet the needs of its patients and to take in the changes in modern medicine? How do the different departments work and who do they look after? Find out in these pages, in a major book published to celebrate 21 years since the opening of the famous New Zealand national children's hospital, Starship. This book celebrates the doctors, nurses, children and their parents who have been part of the first 21 years of Auckland's Starship Children's Hospital.
Lochie Teague MBChB, DCH, FRACP, FRCPA was raised in Wellington, and graduated from Otago University awarded distinction in medicine, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, and surgery. With a determination to tackle the challenge of childhood cancers and greatly improve survival rates, he was destined to pursue a career in paediatric oncology. He became New Zealand's first qualified paediatric haematologist, and joined Starship in January 1992. He became clinical director of paediatric haematology/oncology in 1998, a position he still holds. He is also the Starship principal investigator for the Children's Oncology Group, an international collaboration dedicated to improving the outcomes for all children with cancer. He has witnessed the evolution of Starship from its inception and been a member of the team of staff dedicated to delivering world-class specialist health services.