Brendan is an Independent Director on the Hastings Health Centre Board of Directors. Brendan is a chartered accountant and is currently General Manager of Vet Services Hawke’s Bay. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife Kelly, son Hamish and daughter Holly. A self-confessed sports nut, BJ as he is more commonly known spends as much time as he can on the tennis court, golf course and mountain bike trails. He has also completed two half iron-mans and the jury is out on whether there will be any more! He joined the HHC Board of Directors in August 2022.
Dr Virginia Hope
Dr Virginia Hope is an Independent Director of The Hastings Health Centre.
GP Registrar Trainer and Clinical Senior Lecturer at Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
MB, CH.B, MRCG(UK), FRNZCGP
Providing care to all members of the family is what Andrew enjoys most about general practice. Before studying medicine at Edinburgh University, Andrew spent a year abroad working as a teacher in Zimbabwe. In later years, after moving to New Zealand, he would get to follow his passion for teaching but this time as a Clinical Senior Lecturer at Wellington School of Medicine. “I am passionate about medical education, teaching registrars, training interns and house officers” – all of which is done at the Hastings Health Centre.
Dr. Louise Haywood
Louise's medical interests lie in paediatrics and women’s health. She loves getting to know her patients over an extended period of time.
MbChB, FRNZCGP, Dip Paeds, Dip Obs and Medical Gynaecology.
After living in Auckland for university and her early career Louise enjoys being back in Hawkes Bay. She loves getting to know her patients over an extended period of time. When she is not working she is busy with her young family, training for her first half marathon, spending time on her apple orchard and is actively involved in her church.
Paul set up the pharmacy the Hastings Health Centre in May 2002, when the centre first opened.
On-site I.T support at The Hastings Health Centre
Dip Pharm, MPS,NZCP
Registered as a pharmacist in 1978, Paul managed the Hastings Urgent Pharmacy for 3 years and then became a pharmacy owner in 1982 with the purchase of Parkvale Pharmacy, in St Aubyn Street, Hastings, which he still operates.
Paul set up the pharmacy The Hastings Health Centre in May 2002, when the centre first opened. He has shown a keen interest in local pharmacy issues and is involved with the local Community Pharmacy Group & local primary care health initiatives. In recent years he has developed an interest and experience with IT aspects within the Hastings Health Centre and he continues to assist with day-to-day IT issues.
Dr. Richard Jamieson
Richard feels proud and enormously blessed to be part of this wonderful team at The Hastings Health Centre.
Richard feels proud and enormously blessed to be part of this wonderful team at The Hastings Health Centre. He has lived in Hawkes Bay since 2003; having shifted down here to live where his wife grew up; after several years doing hospital medicine in Auckland and a year working (sort of) in London. They have managed to raise four wonderful children since then, and Hastings is very much home for them now. They absolutely love it here, and reckon this is just about the best place in the world they could possibly be.
They love the sunshine and all of the outdoor leisure activities that the Bay has on their doorstep. Richard particularly enjoys getting out to the surf and playing with the kids at Waimarama beach, trekking up and down the Hawkes Bay mountain bike trails, hacking his way hopelessly around the golf course, supporting his beloved Black Caps at McLean Park, and pretending he is still young and fit enough to handle his snowboard. And yet instead he still seems to spend most of his spare time chauffeuring kids around to further their social lives.
Of course the food, wine, and coffee in Hawkes Bay is world class, if you don’t believe him then he has some places to send you to immediately.
Richard is also very pleased to be a member at Hastings Baptist Church which he attends with his family.
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