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Dr. Jacques Loubser

Jacques was born in South Africa and grew up in Cape Town. He graduated from Stellenbosch University.

Jacques has gained experience in Emergency Medicine working in government and private hospitals in South Africa's biggest township before being recruited to work in Hawera.

He is excited to be part of the efficient emergency medical team at SouthCare and Hawera Hospital.




Dr. Azizul Islam

Azizul graduated from Chittagong University, Bangladesh, in 1987.

He has worked in different hospitals in South Africa and Iran, gained extensive experience in emergency medicine and general surgery.

Azizul now works at emergency department, Hawera Hospital since January 2002, providing emergency services and after hour GP services to the community.

At present he is doing a Diploma in Community Emergency Medicine with Auckland University to keep himself up to date and to utilise his skills for the benefit of the South Taranaki community.




Dr Mohammad Humayun

Mohammad graduated from Chittagong University, Bangladesh, in 1988, most of his work experience was based in South Africa.

He has have worked in different hospitals in South Africa and gained extensive experience in emergency medicine and anaesthetics.

Mohammad made the moved to New Zealand in April 2002, and is now based at the Hawera Emergency Department, providing emergency services and after hour GP services.


The Taranaki District Health board contracts out its emergency services in Hawera much the same way as it contracts out all radiology services to Fulford.

Southcare took over the contract from White Cross in October 2004. We employee four permanent medical officers and a clinical director to run this department.

This is an integrated service, providing both emergency care and GP after hours care.

Patients are seen and triaged as soon as they present to the department by highly trained registered nurses. This is done using the Australasian triage system. If your complaint is triaged as a level 1, 2 or 3, then this goes under the hospital system and no charge is incurred.

If your presenting problem is triaged as a level 4 or 5, this is deemed GP level of care and a fee applies. Patients are expected to pay at the time of visit, the same way they would pay their GP. Southcare offers several methods of payment for you by the way of eftpos, cash, credit card and cheque.

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The South Taranaki Medical Trust was registered as a charitable entity under the Charities Act 2005 on 14 February 2008. Registration No. CC21119