Special Services Team
Registered Social Worker
Our Social worker Eleanor O’Rourke works as part of the multidisciplinary team providing professional social work services for patients of the Hastings Health Centre. Eleanor’s role focuses on families, whanau, friends and supports that assist the patient through their healthcare experience. Eleanor is able to assess support needs and refer to a comprehensive network of services such as the Cancer Society, Age Concern, WINZ, Family Works, Birthright HB, Family Violence Intervention agencies, Women’s Refuge, Disability Services, Healthy Homes, Curtain Bank, DHB support services, etc.
Contact: (06) 873 8588
Jane HoulahanPrimary Care Practice Assistant (PCPA)
The PCPA maintains regular contact with some of our patients to encourage them to have regular health checks.read more
Assisting and supporting the medial and nursing staff across the centre is Jane’s primary focus and ensuring the centre is well resourced with supplies and equipment is also a key part of her work.
She maintains regular contact with some of our patients to encourage them to have regular health checks. Under the scope of practice and supervision of our family doctors and nurses they are able to provide the following the services: ECG’s, dress wounds, assist in the casting clinic and help patients who may require assistance with mobility, monitor patients and assist in minor surgeries.
Jane also organises the weekly engAGE meetings. The team working in this programme provide services which support our older enrolled population to remain in their own homes.
Dr. Leigh Duncan
MBChB (Otago), Dip. Obs (Auckland), MRCOG, FRANZCOG
Dr Leigh Duncan provides private out patient gynaecological services. She also operates via Royston Private Hospital. A referral will be required to make an appointment to see Dr Duncan.
Leigh is an experienced New Zealand trained gynaecologist. Her focus is on making her patients feel comfortable, through excellent communication and holistic care. While she has a special interest in Pelvic Floor disorders, especially surgical options, she does after care for a wide range of other women’s health issues including menstrual disorders with a focus on “non-incision” hysterectomy, laparoscopically assisted and open hysterectomy.
When not at work Leigh enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters getting into our phenomenal New Zealand bush and attempting to construct new culinary master pieces from local ingredients with variable success.
Louise SinghMaori and Pacific Health
Louise is passionate about Maori and Pacific Health. She is able to offer various clinical, practical and holistic medical advice.read more
Maori and Pacific Health Nurse
Louise is passionate about Maori and Pacific Health. Through her experiences as a nurse working in the community she is able to offer various clinical, practical and holistic medical advice. Louise can also act as a support person between a patient and GP or specialist as well as refer patients to other social or health agencies to help improve a patient’s overall wellbeing.
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.
Clinical Diabetes Nurse Specialist
With more than 20 years experience in diabetes care in Hawke’s Bay and in Wellington, she is an expert in all areas of diabetes management. Terrie takes pride in watching her patients succeed in managing their diabetes. She is an advocate for the Hawke’s Bay Diabetes Team and is also a board member for the Hawkes Bay Diabetes Service.
Contact: (06) 873 8515