Kowhai Surgery is a friendly, community-based medical centre
Our medical team of GPs, nurses, primary care assistants and nurses are here to keep you healthy and offer advice and care when you’re unwell.
Who you will see when you visit the Kowhai Surgery Medical Centre in Warkworth...
I qualified as a registered nurse in 1979 in Whangarei and then travelled overseas and trained in Paediatrics at Princess Margaret hospital for Children in Perth, working there and later back in Whangarei.
I also worked as a District Nurse in Whangarei before starting my family in 1987. I was born and raised in Warkworth and returned here in 1991 and have been a Practice nurse in the area for many years at Kowhai Surgery.
I enjoy all aspects of primary health care especially the diverse range of skills required, ongoing learning opportunities and the close association with clients and their families.
After qualifying as a Registered Nurse in Taranaki in 1988 I have worked both in New Zealand and in England in a variety of nursing roles including oncology, orthopaedics and surgical.
I am now thoroughly enjoying my role as a practice nurse. I am married with two school-aged children and love working in a small community.
I trained at Waikato in the early 1980s and for the past 20 years have worked as a practice nurse both in the UK and NZ.
I have a special interest in diabetes and chronic disease management but enjoy all aspects of practice that working in a small community brings.
I have three children and if I do have any free time I enjoy art and playing squash.
Coming from the Far North I qualified from Auckland Technical institute as a comprehensive nurse.
I have worked in Auckland and in London in a variety of hospitals, gaining experience in acute medicine, paediatrics, emergency, orthopaedics and surgery.
I am drawn to Practice Nursing for its variety, continued learning opportunities and community involvement. I am married with two school aged children.