DCCM is staffed by a team of highly experienced and professional doctors and nurses who are supported by other healthcare professionals including physiotherapists, dietitians, pharmacists, radiographers and biomedical technicians.

Medical care is provided by specialist doctors trained to look after very ill patients (intensivists), and supported by doctors training to be specialists in intensive care, anaesthesia, emergency medicine, internal medicine and surgery.

Many nurses are specialised through post-graduate training and qualifications in intensive care. Patients requiring intensive care treatment have individual nurses caring for them. High dependency patients are cared for by nurses who are also looking after other patients.

Our people

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  • Service clinical director

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    Gillian Bishop

  • Medical team

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    • Kerry Benson-Cooper - Supervisor of training

    • Gillian Bishop - Director, Co-Chair of senior staff meeting

    • Dave Harvey - Airway lead

    • Kirk Freeman - IT lead, renal lead

    • Les Galler - Neurology & neurosurgery lead, donation link doctor

    • Craig Hourigan - Deputy director, chair of quality & safety committee

    • Stephen Lo - Education lead

    • Colin McArthur - Research lead

    • Tony Smith - Trauma and helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) lead

    • Andrew van der Poll - Mortality & morbidity lead, deputy education lead, donation link doctor



    • Jonathan Minton

    • Jonathon Taylor

    • Stefan Wiebe



    • 10 registrars on 6 or 12 monthly rotations

  • Nursing team

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    Nurse unit manager

    • Janine Rouse – Co-Chair of the senior staff meeting & staff recruitment/development


    Clinical charge nurses

    • Helen Greenway – Long term patient care, Prismaflex teaching & auditor

    • Paul Guirey – Ventilation teaching and KPIs

    • Karen Hekelaar - Health and safety

    • Andrew Lau - TrendCare & IRR testing lead

    • Jenelle Macinnes – Staff vaccinator, pet therapy and unit social co-ordinator

    • Carrie Nelson – Staff roster, simulation & multiple admission plan

    • Cindy Thompson – Bereavement team co-ordinator


    Clinical nurse consultant

    • Dayle Pearman


    Nurse educators

    • Deedee Chinyama (secondment)

    • Erika Lackey-Ruwald

    • Katie Thomson


    Clinical coaches

    • Cerian Eddy

    • Christine Morrison

    • Vivienne Walker


    Research nurses

    • Yan Chen

    • Rachael McConnochie

    • Lynette Newby

    • Catherine Simmonds


    Donation link nurses

    • Vivienne Walker

    • Gaby Wicks


    Equipment & product coordinators

    • Pauline Alsweiler

    • Jackie Gunn


    Staff nurses

    • 89 full time equivalent staff nurses

  • Allied Health professionals

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    • Leah Chen



    • Patrick O'Kane



    • Varsha Asrani

  • Support staff

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    Health Care Assistants

    • Rajeshni Dutt

    • Ala Daunakamakama



    • Sau Leilua

    • Eddie Muaulama

    • Richard Puke

    • Jaspreet Singh

    • H Chunn Tea


    Ward Clerks

    • Zohal Anwaryar

    • Kamya Bajaj

    • Julie Philps


    Team support members

    • Cynthia Mascarenhas