Clinical support (people)

Nurse Practitioners (NP)

Wound care: Julie Betts   Email: julie.betts@waikatodhb.health.nz
Diagnosis of wound pathology and prescription of wound treatment and managment plans.  To access this service you  must complete a formal referal (link below) so the wound care NP has all the necessary information to make triage responses
Mobile: 021 370710
Ph: 07 839 8899 ext 23380
fax to 07 858 1071 referral form community

Older Adults: Julie Daltrey
Julie provides clinics in age-related residential care and one-off clinical assessment for patients with complex and unstable conditions who regularly access unplanned GP support or emergency services, are identified by nurses as causing concern (eg falls, deterioration, increased confusion), have potentially inappropriate polypharmacy or would benefit from a in-depth clinical assessment for potentially reversible conditions.  Julie also has a keen interest in advance care planning and on referral will support facilities with conversations about advance care .

Email: julie.daltrey@waikatodhb.health.nz
Mobile: 021 2235917
Ph: 07 839 8899 ext 23671
fax to 07 858 1071 referral form community

Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)

Diabetes: Nurses across the region phone reception to find your local diabetes nurse

Continence: Dianne Ogle
Supports community based aged patients with continence issues, includes supporting other nurses to manage continence issues for older adults Email: dianne.ogle@waikatodhb.health.nz
Ph: 07 839 8899  ext 22114.  or  fax to 07 858 1071 referral form community

Heart failure: six nurses through our region phone for your local contact
Ph: 07 839 8899 for your local contact
Referral information

Medicine: Jo Ridder
Supports patients with gastrostomy issues, includes supporting other nurses to manage gastrostomy issues. Email: joanne.ridder@waikatodhb.health.nz
Mobile: 021 759578
Ph:07 839 8899 ext 23872

Nurse Educators

Parkinson’s (disease) – Parkinson’s New Zealand Organisation has two community based nurse educators,

Waikato North including Coromandel  Email: educator.waikatonorth@parkinsons.org.nz  Ph: 027 244 123
Waikato South  Email: educator.waikatosouth@parkinsons.org.nz  Ph: 0272 555 123

Nurse Advisor

Dementia:  Ruth Thomas
Provides advice regarding dementia care.  Ruth is based n the Bay of Plenty and covers the whole Midland Region   E: ruth.thomas@bopdhb.govt.nz
Ph: 0800 549 339