Nurses on the move
LORRAINE HETARAKA-STEVENS, the former director of nursing for Auckland’s ProCare primary health organisation (PHO) is now the nurse leader for the National Hauora Coalition, a PHO collective of Māori service providers in Auckland, Waikato, Tairawhiti and Whanganui regions that also administers South Auckland’s successful nurse-led Mana Kidz school-based programme.
CAROLYN COOPER, a health leader with extensive nursing experience, has been appointed director of clinical service improvement for Bupa. Cooper returned to New Zealand in April from Australia where she had been a clinical operations executive director.
IAN CRABTREE is the new head of school of Otago Polytechnic’s Faculty of Nursing. The English-trained nurse was head of nursing at Leeds Children’s Hospital before coming to New Zealand in early 2015. He facilitated a leadership programme at Otago Polytechnic then became service manager at Southern District Health Board’s adult surgery directorate before returning to Otago Polytechnic late last year.
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR STEPHEN NEVILLE is the new New Zealand representative on the executive committee of the Council of Deans of Nursing and Midwifery (Australia & New Zealand). Neville is head of department (nursing) at Auckland University of Technology, co-director of the AUT Centre for Active Ageing and current president of the NZ Association of Gerontology.
CATHERINE BYRNE took up the post of director of nursing in November at Taranaki District Health Board, where she initially trained. Byrne was formerly the nurse unit manager at Starship Children’s Hospital and is currently chair of the Nursing Council of New Zealand, of which she has been an elected member since 2009.