We are delighted to welcome Nurse Nikki to the Woodford Health Centre. Nurse Nikki has been with us since the start of the school year as a relief nurse. We now welcome her as a permanent member of staff.
I am delighted to be the School Nurse and to be part of the development of our new Health Centre. Many of the girls have already visited and it has been a privilege to get to know them better.
The girls have also commented on how nice the centre feels with the new paint and bright coloured furniture.
I am a registered nurse and have worked in various healthcare roles for most of my life. Prior to Woodford, I was a nurse on a medical ward (Assessment Treatment and Rehabilitation) where I worked closely with other health professionals such as doctors, dieticians, physiotherapists, speech therapists and counsellors. On this ward the aim was to provide care to people recovering from physical and mental trauma, such as stroke or motor vehicle accidents, to regain their independence and return to their community.
Prior to becoming a nurse I spent more than 20 years following a passion for complementary medicine and worked in the community as a natural health therapist in Hawke’s Bay and Auckland. I have specialised in a gentle hands-on therapy and worked with people of all ages, from babies to the elderly. Being self-employed meant I could fit my work around having my own family. I have three children – a married daughter in Christchurch and two adolescents, a Year 13 girl and a Year 12 boy.
Through my training, work and life experience I feel well equipped to support your daughter/s’ health and wellbeing when at school. My aim is to ensure the girls can access safe evidence-based healthcare when they need to for both actual and potential health problems they may encounter.
Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time with concerns or questions about your daughter/s’ health and the health centre.