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.
Expand the sections below to find out more about the people on our team.
Kerry Benson-Cooper - Deputy director, Supervisor of training, orthopaedic/vascular and upper GI surgery link
Gillian Bishop - Director, Co-Chair of senior staff meeting, CVICU/respiratory link, chair deteriorating patient group
Dave Harvey - Airway lead, social committee, anaesthesia/palliative care link
Kirk Freeman - Equipment lead, IT lead, donation link doctor, website, renal link
Craig Hourigan - Chair of quality & safety committee, CICM NZ national committee, deputy roster lead, emergency department link
Stephen Lo - Education lead, deputy IT lead, echocardiography, cardiology link
Colin McArthur - Research lead
Stuart Millar - Deputy mortality and morbidity lead, hepatology, obstetrics and gynaecology link
Tony Smith - Trauma and helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) lead, epidemic/disaster planning, trauma / general surgical link
Andrew van der Poll - Mortality & morbidity lead, deputy education lead, first part CICM examiner, donation link doctor, haematology/oncology & ORL link
10 registrars on 6 or 12 monthly rotations
Janine Rouse – Co-Chair of the senior staff meeting & staff recruitment/development
Helen Greenway – Long term patient care, PrisMax teaching & auditor
Paul Guirey – Ventilation teaching and KPIs
Karen Hekelaar - Health and safety, staff vaccinator
Andrew Lau - TrendCare & IRR testing lead
Carrie Nelson – Staff roster, simulation & multiple admission plan
Cindy Thompson – Bereavement team co-ordinator
89 full time equivalent staff nurses
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