Vanessa Pullan

Director of Nursing

Since commencing her nursing career over 25 years ago, Vanessa has developed extensive expertise in both older people’s health and rehabilitation services.  Having worked across the spectrum of hospital and community care, including in clinical, leadership, and management roles, Vanessa is a passionate advocate for strong clinical leadership and service delivery that is grounded by current evidence and good practice.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Nursing and a Post Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation.

Since joining HealthCare New Zealand in 2017, Vanessa has transformed how our team of nurses deliver care and support across our Home and Community, District Nursing, CREST and NZCL services.  Her solution focused, hands on leadership approach ensures sound clinical governance and leadership is embedded into everything we do. 

She has also been instrumental in strengthening HealthCare New Zealand’s position as a sector leader through the development of wider health sector relationships and contributing to national sector development initiatives with both the Ministry of Health and ACC.

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