Board of Directors
Dr. Andrew Heslop
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.
Andrew LesperanceChief Executive Officer
Andrew possess in-depth knowledge and experience in both the public and private health sectors.read more
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Having worked in both the public and private health sectors, Andrew brings to the Hastings Heath Centre an in depth knowledge of the health industry. His experience is underpinned by professional clinical training in Cardiology and Intensive Care areas as well as a sound track record in senior public hospital financial management and executive leadership roles. Andrew brings a real enthusiasm for high quality innovative health services to Hastings Health Centre as well as a passion for population health improvement.
When Andrew is not at work, he is out with his family enjoying the many great walks of New Zealand.
Dr. Colin Jones
Director of The Hastings Health Centre
Teacher Trainee Interns Wellington School of Medicine
ACC Approved GP of Special Interest on Orthopaedics
HDC Crematorium Medical Referee
Senior Lecturer at the University of Otago Wellington
MB, Ch.B, Dip. OBst , Dip.Com. Em. Med
Colin has been practicing medicine for 35 years, including 25 years as a member of the Rescue Helicopter team. Having delivered many babies over the past 30 years, he has developed a strong family oriented practice, and has special interests in maternity care, family medicine, minor surgery orthopaedics, musculoskeletal and sports medicine. Colin is also able to perform tongue tie release.
He is an ACC appointment GPSI in orthopaedics and takes referrals from other family doctors for assessments and practical procedures such as steroid injections. he is the medical referee for the Hastings Crematorium. He participates in training medicals students and house surgeons, hoping to encourage them into family medicine as a career.
When Colin is not at work, he enjoys spending time outdoors tramping and cycling.
Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Whyte
MB, Ch.B, Dip. Obst, FRNZCGP
Liz has experience in all aspects of family medicine. She has an interest in elder and palliative care as well as women’s health and minor surgery. She is committed to a holistic approach to healthcare.
Dr. Louise Haywood
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.
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.
Peter is an independent board member on The Hastings Health Centre Board of Directors.read more
Peter is an independent board member on The Hastings Health Centre Board of Directors. He is currently active as a Chair and/or Director on a variety of boards.
Peter was the former CEO of Farmlands NZ.
Dr. Richard Jamieson
FRNZCGP, BHB, MB, Ch.B, Dip. Paed (Auckland)
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.