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Pegasus Post: February 21, 2017

Pegasus Post: February 21,

FREE TUESDAY FEBRUARY 21 2017 Pegasus “We have lost a lot of good friends but we still have a close community” 379 7100 Your friendly local Pharmacy • Prescriptions • Medico Packs • Health Advice Robyn Thew Post Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group • Gifts • Dry Cleaning • Passport/ID photos HEALTH ADVICE MEDICINES Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm, Thurs 9am-6pm 11 Parnwell Street. Ph 383 4814 PRESCRIPTIONS FREE LOCAL DELIVERY BURWOOD / AVONDALE Linwood, Avonside, Richmond, Shirley, Burwood, Dallington, Wainoni, Bromley, Aranui, Avondale, Bexley, New Brighton, Northshore, Queenspark, Parklands, South Brighton PASSPORT/ID PHOTOS Charity hospital extends its free dental care programme DRY CLEANING SERVICES COSMETICS QUIT SMOKING GREAT RANGE OF GIFTS Specialists give up their time to help • By Julia Evans PEOPLE WHO can’t afford dental surgery will now be able to access free care. The Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust is opening two new clinics for people who have been turned down by the public health system, do not have medical insurance and can’t afford to go private for their treatment. The clinics, in Bishopdale, are the first of their kind in New Zealand. Oral surgeons and dentists approached the trust with the idea for the new surgery and offered their services. Trust fundraising coordinator Rosie Graham said the trust tries to respond to the needs of the community. Patients will be able to have sedation and procedures such as extractions and wisdom teeth removals. Previously it had only been able to offer general dental work to clients of Work and Income. Ms Graham said there is a huge need in the community for free oral surgery and extending its practice means the hospital can go beyond the general dentistry it already offers to meet that need. The volunteer work done by more than 280 dentists, anaesthetists, councillors, technicians, support staff and the hospital’s two new oral surgeons is the reason the new clinics can open, Ms Graham said. Three denture companies have also offered their services and will be making dentures for patients on site. As well as volunteers, the hospital relies on donations from the community, local businesses and its patrons. “It’s a real community of everyone helping each other out,” Ms Graham said. •Turn to page 3 OPEN WIDE: Charge nurse Maureen O’Rourke of the Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust and receptionist Helen Coker in the new oral surgery on Harewood Rd. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER STATIONARY gIFTS MAgAzINeS & CARDS Only 5 minutes from Burwood Hospital, with loads of parking! HOURS: Mon - Fri 8.30am-5.30pm Late night Wed, til 6.30pm Sat, 9.00am - 7.00pm Like us on Neighbourly & Facebook Banking, bills, letters and parcels. All wrapped up here. WORLD FAMOUS ON THE EAST SIDE FOR OUR EXTENSIVE RANGE OF GIFTS & WALL ART Burwood Road Burwood Hospital Travis Wetland Mobile Top Up & Sim Cards Mairehau Road Inwood Road Queenspark Drive Have a cup of tea with your MP Poto Williams New Brighton Market Saturday 11th 5 March 10am - 1pm If you want to book a specific time contact my Electorate Office on 03 382 0288 before Friday at 3pm Parklands Lotto, Post 60 Queenspark Drive, Parklands Shopping Centre Ph 383 0303 Late Nights: Wednesdays & Saturdays Authorised by Poto Williams, Parliament Buildings, Wellington