Our Doctors

 

Dr Suzanne Washington 

 

 MBChB, FRNZCGP 


 Born and trained in the UK, came to NZ in 1997. Previous experience in hospital medicine and emergency department. Special interest in   family planning and sexual health medicine, emergency medicine, dermoscopy, and minor surgery. Instructor for NZ Red Cross.

 

 Dr Kae Bennetts 

Our Nurses

Sarah Green 

BA (Hons), NZRN, Dip HIV/AIDS 

I am a UK-trained Registered Nurse and prior to working in general practice, I worked in Oncology, Neonatal research and Emergency Medicine.  I came into general practice 13 years ago after doing a post-grad certificate in asthma and COPD.  I continued my vocational training with primary care-based diabetes, trauma, and mental health education.  I have three amazing children and a husband who also works within Hauora Health Centre. Early in 2018, Nicola and I decided to make the move to a new practice and we purchased Collingwood Health.  We wanted to be responsive to patient needs, be agile enough to make good decisions quickly without lengthy bureaucracy, and bring modern health technology into general practice.  I am passionately committed to the Hauora principles and hope to grow the practice to one that you feel welcomed into, where you feel we know you and where you trust us as partners in your health and well being. 

Paige Pointon 

BA, NZRN 

I am a locally trained practice nurse, studied here at NMIT then completed my NETP and worked at a rural health care facility in Murchison.  Murchison is where I grew up, so I really enjoyed giving back to my hometown community for a few years. I enjoy working in general practice for a variety, everyday challenges, and expanding my nursing scope.  I also enjoy playing netball, baking and visiting my family and friends. 

 

      Our Support and Admin Team

Louise van Turnhout 

Reception 

Born in the UK,  and a  ‘Newbie’ to Nelson from Dunedin.   I have worked in banking for the last 30 years & medical reception for the last 4 years. I enjoy spending time with my two grandsons, gardening & reading. I like helping people & value the team at Hauora Health & their concepts to health. 

Emma Munro 

Reception  
I am a trained youth worker and am currently studying a Bachelor of Counselling at NMIT. Over the last five years I have enjoyed working with a wide variety of people in support of work, volunteering, youth work, and retail positions. At Hauora Health I enjoy the family feel of the practice and being a friendly face at reception.
 

Our Opening Hours

Monday: 8.30 - 5.30 pm

Tuesday: 8.30 - 5.30 pm

Wednesday: 8.30 - 5.30 pm

Thursday: 8.30 - 5.30 pm

Friday: 8.30 - 5.30pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Contact Us

Telephone: 03 548 8663

For GP and nursing services out of hours

Medical and Injury Centre 

98 Waimea Road, Nelson

Open 8am-10pm every day

Tel (03) 546 8881

Find Us

03 548 8663

The Collingwood Centre Ground Floor/2/105 Collingwood Street.

Nelson 7010

New Zealand