Director of Nursing and Allied Health
Over her Nursing career, 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 passionate advocator for strong clinical leadership and service delivery that is grounded by current evidence and good practice. She holds a Masters Degree in Nursing and a Post Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation
Since joining HealthCare New Zealand in 2017, Vanessa has completed an in-depth review of how the organisation delivers services to older people, leading to the development of an evidence-based service model that will guide and direct future services for older people.
She has also been instrumental in HealthCare New Zealand being awarded DHB contracts along with strengthening HealthCare New Zealand 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.