Our experienced and professional team at the North End Health Centre have a range of specialist skills to ensure that our patients are receiving the best possible care.


Dr Andrew Wilson MBBS, Dip Child Health, DipO&G distinction, Dip Sports Med, FP cert, FRNZCGP.

Dr Andrew Wilson has been a General Practitioner and Hospital Doctor in Oamaru for twenty-five years. He is the owner of the North End Health Centre and Junction Doctors. His passion is working with patients of all ages to improve their health outcomes.

After completing four years of postgraduate training in General Practice Andrew has gone on to obtain qualifications in Child Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Family Planning, Industrial and Sports Medicine. He also has a special interest in Minor Surgery.

As well as running his practice, Andrew has worked part time in the Emergency Department and Orthopaedics Department of Oamaru Hospital for 18 years.He is currently a director of The Waitaki District Hospital Services Ltd.

Andrew is both a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of GPs and Senior lecturer at the Otago School of Medicine.He is available for appointments for current and new patients mornings at the North End and afternoons at Junction Doctors. When not working, Andrew enjoys spending time with his family, fishing and tennis.

Dr David Whittet MBchB, FRNZCGP (Dist)

Dr David Whittet has been a GP at the North End Health Centre since 2012. He has a special interest in rural practice and has worked in remote communities in Te Karaka and Kurow over the past 20 years.

David served as Deputy President of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) from 2005 to 2009 and he represents New Zealand on the World Organisation of Family Doctors International Working Party on Rural Practice.

Outside medicine David is the father to two teenage children. He is a successful independent film maker and his films have been shown at international film festivals worldwide.

David is a distinguished fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of GPs.

Dr Justin Shenton MBchB BMedSci

Dr Justin Shenton has been a GP at the North End Health Centre since July 2015. He was previously working as a GP in Derby, United Kingdom. Justin has a keen interest in all areas of general practice.Currently Justin is our morning Doctor at Junction Doctors, and works afternoons at the North End. When he is not working, he enjoys boxing and target shooting. He is also becoming a DIY expert.

Dr Saskia Highcock

Saskia has joined the North End Health Centre and Junction Doctors team August 2019. Saskia completed her GP training in the UK and has travelled to New Zealand to experience working within a different health system. Saskia has previously worked in the Shetland Islands. Saskia is looking forward to the new challenges that working in rural practice will bring. Saskia is a keen traveller has already been to some of the amazing places NZ has to offer. Saskia is happy to see new and existing patients.

Practice Nurses

Faith, Christine and Linda

Our three practice nurses have a wide experience in all aspects of nursing. They are accreditied in cervical smear taking and childhood immunisation. They are committed to the concept of preventive health care. They are active in operating programmes in 'Careplus', 'cardiovascular', 'diabetes' and 'wellness health promotion'. They are able to offer contraception and sexual health assessments.

All three operate independently as well as in support of the practice doctors.

Practice Manager

Deborah Jones

Deborah has been the Practice Manager since 2008.

Deborah has extensive accounting, management and IT experience and utilises these skills in her role at the North End Health Centre. She is also responsible for staff management.

Deborah is available to discuss all services relating to the practice.

Reception Team

Julie Rosalyn and Delwyn

Our reception team are very experienced and are long serving members of the North End Health Centre.

Our caring and friendly reception team is always available to assist you and provide welcome access to our services.

Mary Claire

Marie Claire works mainly at Junction Doctors and is available to arrange appointments on 4342112 or call in and see her.

Medical Students

University of Otago

The Oamaru Health Centre is a Rural Medical Training Centre for the University of Otago. At times there will be a 5th year Medical Student training at the Practice.
You will be asked if you are happy to have a student present during your appointment. It is your choice and you can decline to have a student if you wish.