After seven years in Oamaru working as a GP at Central Medical, Thomas Brenner is moving on.
Mr Brenner and his family decided recently that they would return to Germany so their eldest child Ben could attend high school back home.
Mr Brenner said he and his family had loved every minute of their time in Oamaru.
“The community have been awesome, even with us being foreigners; they have welcomed us into the community so well and we’re really grateful for that.”
Mr Brenner has not only loved his time in Oamaru, but also at Central Medical, where he has worked since October 2008.
“The work has been fantastic. I have really enjoyed my time here. The colleagues I have worked with have been awesome and so have the patients and I’m going to miss both a lot.”
His children attended St Joseph’s School while in Oamaru and Mr Brenner had nothing but good things to say about the school.
“It’s a fantastic school. The schooling systems here in Oamaru are great, and we did seriously consider staying, but my father is unwell so we thought it was a good time to return home.”
He finishes at Central Medical today and will head up to the North Island to do some locum work before returning home at Christmas.
The rest of his family leave for Germany on September 3.
By BRAYDEN LINDSAY
PHOTO: BRAYDEN LINDSAY
LEAVING: Central Medical GP Thomas Brenner is leaving to return home to Germany.