Waitaki District Health Services


Oamaru Hospital is now operating at a higher level of alertness internally, to better keep our community and staff safe.

This means:
• Everyone entering the hospital is screened on arrival
• Those entering the Hospital will be required to wear surgical masks
• Those with mask exemptions (excluding patients) are not permitted to enter the Hospital
• All inpatients are restricted to two nominated visitors for the duration of their stay however only one visitor per day (exemptions on compassionate grounds will be considered)
• Meals on Wheels will move to contactless deliveries
This is a precautionary measure to keep our vulnerable patients and staff safe on recommendation from the Southern DHB.

Note – due to the evolving Covid-19 status in our community, it may be that we need to change these restrictions at short notice.

Visiting hours are currently 2.00 - 7.00pm daily.

These arrangements will be in place until further notice.
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Colleen Myers

Quality Director
Colleen Myers Quality Manager Waitaki District Health Services

Colleen trained and registered in Medical Laboratory Science (Specialising in Cytogenetics) and also spent a number of years in Medical Research in Otago. Colleen has extensive experience in health, safety and risk management and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences (endorsed for Occupational Safety and  Health), also qualifications in risk management, auditing (including Healthcare) and HealthLaw.

Colleen grew up in Oamaru, and after working in both medical science and  health and safety for over 35 years, decided to return to her home town. She started working at Waitaki District Health Services at the beginning of 2018. In her role as Quality Manager, Colleen is responsible for maintaining a programme that ensures certification under the Health and Disability Service Standards. Continual improvement is Colleen’s priority to ensure a quality service is available for the community and with that brings a positive forward-thinking approach to the Hospital.

Colleen enjoys working with a fantastic group of people in an environment that is supportive, innovative and challenging.

Outside of work she has a genuine love of the sea and enjoys boating, fishing, swimming, and gardening.

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