Service Integration Facilitator
I trained as a nurse and studied for a Masters degree in England. My career has been in general practice, district nurse, Plunket nurse roles as well as teaching nurses and other health professionals.
I worked for 6 years as the first Neighbourhood Nurse for the community of Aranui, then I was a rural nurse specialist in Franz Josef Glacier before returning to Christchurch in 2011.
I worked with the team at Pacific Health Clinic and then in roles to help people on benefits get back into paid work, coordinating the B4 School check programme across Canterbury. For the past 5 years I have been supporting services to become more “joined up” in how people are cared for, to keep them as well as possible in their own homes.
Currently I am based at Travis Medical Centre but work across the whole health system as a resource person as well as being a part of the Canterbury Children’s Team to support families who have complex matters to deal with.
Over the past 6 years, my adult children have given me the best job in the world of being Nana to three gorgeous boys, right here in Christchurch – how lucky am I ?