Crispin and Joy Langston came from England to Waimate in 2002 when he joined the Oak House practice. A General Practitioner with special interest and training in occupational and aviation medicine, including travel medicine, he has also worked for various local companies and ACC. He has a keen interest in all aspects of general practice, particularly minor surgery and women’s health; in this latter role he worked with Family Planning for some years. He is actively involved in aviation, climbing and the running of the local gym. Somewhat unusually, he has also worked as a blacksmith for a number of years.
BSc (Hons), MBChB, MAVMed, FRNZCGP, ALCM, DOcc Med, DFFP, Cert AeroRT, FPDCC
Steven Fish moved here from England in 2008 and practises four days a week. His wife, Hazel and three boys are well settled to life in Waimate and between sword fighting, cycling and Scottish dancing it is no wonder the family are now very much part of the town community.
In 2018 Steve and seven others cycled the Tour de France for the Mental Health Foundation NZ – a challenge and an achievement we are proud to acknowledge. Steve is passionate about all aspects of rural practice and particularly mental health.
BSc (Hons), MBBS, MRCGP (UK), FRNZCGP, PG Dip SEM (UK)
Kathryn Wigley joined Oak House in 2000 and is one of our senior Registered Nurses. She is PRIME trained and has a vast knowledge of primary care nursing and is our lead registered nurse for cervical screening. Kathryn has strong rural connections and enjoys working locally.
BN, PG Dip Hlth Science, RCN (Comprehensive)
Annabel Cromie, also PRIME trained, joined the practice in 2017. Her ten plus years nursing experience has encompassed many roles including district and secondary care nursing, the former in England, the latter in both Timaru and Christchurch hospitals. Annabel has also worked in a variety of nursing roles within Australia. She returned to Waimate, where she originated, to continue her work at Oak House Medical Centre and is enjoying the challenge primary care offers.
BN, RCN (Comprehensive)
Melissa Davis has been a Registered Nurse at Oak House Medical Centre since 2019 and also grew up in Waimate. She completed her first year out of nursing school with Timaru Medical Centre and is pleased to be part of the team. Melissa brings a fresh approach to the primary care services we can offer and we’re glad to have another perspective.
BN, RCN (Competent)
Kirsten Hare has returned to Oak House after having worked here on various occasions in the past. She is an experienced Registered Nurse with PRIME training and many years of Practice Nursing in a number of locations around New Zealand. We are fortunate to have her wealth of knowledge, training and experience.
Megan O'Neill joined the team in 2021 after an extensive background in customer service at Waimate's BNZ, the Post Shop Kiwi Bank and New World. Another member of our team that is born and bred locally, Megan enjoys walking her little dog, spending time with her ever-growing family and is an active member of the community.
Leanne Swann joined our reception team in 2021. She has a comprehensive background in administration and customer service, having worked at Timaru Motors and Ottley Motors. Another member of our team to be born and bred locally, Leanne has a busy family life whilst looking after the books for husband, Vaughan's building business. Leanne is an active member of the local netball and basketball clubs.
Vanessa Morgan joined the practice in 2010 as part of the office staff. Youngest daughter of the business owners, she took on the role of Practice Manager in 2012. Vanessa and husband Gary, have worked locally apart from some time spent in America with Foley Shearing. Vanessa has a keen interest in the local theatre and netball club. Her work before Oak House was varied but she finds the challenges of Medical Practice very rewarding.
MusB, Dip Sec Teaching
Barney and Marion Clayton have been well known in Waimate for many years, farming and raising a family at McCulloch’s Bridge before moving to Studholme in 1997. The opportunity to take on a medical practice ensuring its success into the future was too good to miss and Oak House Medical Centre 2008 Ltd came into being. With the emphasis on service, profits are largely returned to the practice so that we are able to employ three General Practitioners, three to four Registered Nurses and a support staff including a Practice Manager and Receptionists. Being non-clinical owners comes with its challenges but it has the advantage of separating clinical and business matters so our doctors and nurses can put you first.