Meet the Team

The Queenstown Medical Centre Team

As an enrolled patient you can be seen at any of our four clinics located centrally in Queenstown, Arrowtown, Jack's Point and Remarkables Park.

Visitors can drop into our After Hours & Urgent Care Clinic (at 9 Isle Street), this is the only clinic open 365 days a year in the Wakatipu

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Mirawati Sri

Isle Street

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Mirawati Sri

Hannah Mcleod

Nurse

Isle Street

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Hannah Mcleod

Lindsay Macharg

Doctor

Remarkables Park

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Lindsay Macharg

MB, MRCGP (UK), FRNZCGP, Dip in Child Health, Certificate in Dermoscopy

Born, studying and graduating as a doctor in Scotland, Lindsay has found the home of her dreams in New Zealand. Coming first to work at in Invercargill at Southland Hospital she enjoyed working with children from birth in the neonatal unit through the children’s ward and gained her diploma in paediatrics from Otago University. 

Lindsay relocated to the Wakatipu in 2002 and joined QMC in 2003.  She has worked with the team and patients of all ages in Frankton for over 12 years and enjoys the variety from young to old while still keeping up with all that is new in paediatrics. Lindsay is married to fellow doctor, Richard Macharg, and she has succumbed to the family obsession with skiing and recently developed a great love of cycling – particularly long distances and steep hills!  She continues to support her 3 grown children in all that they do at home and away and especially from the side of the ice rink when ice hockey is being played.

Tracy Murgatroyd

Doctor

Remarkables Park

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Tracy Murgatroyd

MBCHB, FRNZCGP, dip Trav Med

Tracy is originally from the UK and first came out to NZ in 2001 for a 3 month job in Christchurch hospital. After a few years in Christchurch and Dunedin and with a background in emergency  and anaesthetics, Tracy decided to try some ski field medicine in Queenstown in 2009 and has been in Central Otago ever since. 

Tracy has an interest in family medicine and acute care. Tracy also has a special interest in travel medicine completing a diploma in travel medicine in 2012.

Tracy enjoys skiing, hiking and biking. Most of her spare time is spent with her young family and friends.

Alex Caramello

Doctor

Remarkables Park

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Alex Caramello

MBChB, FRNZCGP, MRCGP, BASICS (UK), Diploma in Child Health, Diploma in Family Planning, High Altitude Medicine, Aviation Medicine Course (RAF Henlow), EMST (instructor), APLS, ACLS 

Alex came to Queenstown at the start of 2016 with her family to be in a place where there was skiing and the ground was not shaking have relocated from Christchurch where they had been for 10 years. Alex is a graduate of the University of Aberdeen in her home country of Scotland and has been a GP for most of the last 25 years, though some of the time was training. She also worked in ED for 5+ years in Tauranga and Christchurch. Alex enjoys working with children and their parents and also has a special interest in the accident and emergency aspect of our GP practice. Alex can also speak Italian.

Alex enjoys skiing, being outdoors and keeping fit and looking after her garden. She is mum to 2 active children.

Danny Mcgee

Doctor

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Danny Mcgee

Lucretia Fietje

Health Improvement Practitioner

Isle Street

Jacks Point

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Lucretia Fietje

Health Improvement Practitioner

Tracey Bryce

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Tracey Bryce

Romain Kuhm

Doctor

Isle Street

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Romain Kuhm

Originally from France, Romain is a graduate from Montpellier University. GP since 2008, he worked in France and then in New Caledonia before moving to 2014. After 7 yrs on the North Island, he decided to move to beautiful Queenstown. His special interests are paediatrics and management of long term disease.

Outside of work, Romain enjoys travelling, outdoors ( tramping, skiing), playing tennis and supports the French rugby team…

He speaks French and a bit of Spanish.

Hannah Mills

Nurse

Isle Street

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Hannah Mills

Urgent Practice Nurse

Simon Davies

Doctor

Arrowtown

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Simon Davies

MB BS, FRNZCGP, DRCOG (UK), MRCGP, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, DRCOG, MRCGP, Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine-MPHTM, General Practice/Family Medicine – MFM (Clinical), Certificate in Aviation Medicine, MEDSAC trained, EMST, EMSB.

After many years of practising medicine in remote tropical locations as a general practitioner, Simon moved to Queenstown with his wife, Judi, in late 2003. They came to Queenstown to enjoy everything that this wonderful place has to offer. He started work at Queenstown Medical Centre in early 2004.

Simon was raised and educated in the Rhondda Valley, South Wales and graduated with an MB, BS, from King’s College Hospital Medical School, University of London in 1983.

Simon’s professional interests include Undergraduate Education, Palliative Care, Tropical Medicine and Sexual Abuse Care. Outside medicine he has a lifelong love of both rugby and cricket. He also enjoys skiing, tramping, and food and wine.

Judy Reid

Nurse

Isle Street

Arrowtown

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Judy Reid

Nurse Clinical LeaderBorn in Queenstown, Judy left and completed her studies at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. With a Bachelor of Nursing she returned to live here permanently in 1998 . She has a post graduate certificate in primary health nursing and managing long term conditions.Judy joined QMC in 1999. Her interests lie in diabetes prevention and management, women’s and children’s health and emergency NursingOutside of work she enjoys social touch rugby, walking, playing hockey (masters!) and reading.

Laura Peralta

Isle Street

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Laura Peralta

Niall Curran

Doctor

Arrowtown

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Niall Curran

MBChB, FRNZCGP, Diploma Mental Health

Niall arrived in Queenstown for a 6 month posting in June 2015 to enjoy a winter season and didn’t want to leave.  Originally from Northern Ireland, Niall is a graduate from Queens University Belfast, Medicine and has been a GP since 2009 and joined QMC permanently in 2015. Niall is passionate about Paediatrics and Undergraduate Teaching. 

Outside of work he enjoys hiking, running, boarding, and biking.

Serena Dempster

Healthcare Assistant

Isle Street

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Serena Dempster

Sean Davidson

Doctor

Remarkables Park

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Sean Davidson

Dr Sean DavidsonSean graduated in 2016 from Newcastle University in the UK. He spent the early part of his career working in hospital-based medicine in the North East of England. After completing exams to become a Member of the Royal College of Physicians in the UK, Sean moved to New Zealand where he worked as a Medical Registrar in Waikato Hospital. Sean is passionate about education and research, he has a Masters in Research in neuroscience, and is in the final stages of finishing a PhD in Global Health. His clinical and research interests include neurological disease (in particular Parkinson’s and headache), the health of older people and acute care. Outside of work, Sean is a keen mountaineer and has longstanding involvement in search & rescue, as well as expedition & wilderness medicine.

Megan Tohill

Nurse

Jacks Point

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Megan Tohill

Katelyn Costello

Doctor

Isle Street

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Katelyn Costello

MBChB

Katelyn started at QMC in 2021. She enjoys meeting patients of all ages, stages and background.

She is interested in all areas of General Practice and also acute care.

She is rainbow friendly and willing to learn from her patients while also helping guide them through their health journey.

She is working towards specialist qualifications in both General Practice and Rural Hospital Medicine while also completing a PhD!

Katelyn grew up on the outskirts of Christchurch but spent a year living in Argentina – so is also fluent in Spanish.

She moved to Queenstown with her husband in 2018. They immediately knew it was the place for them!

Outside of work Katelyn enjoys getting outdoors, running, biking and now learning to ski.

She also enjoys watching sports and cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

Chris Poracchia

Doctor

Arrowtown

Isle Street

Jacks Point

Remarkables Park

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Chris Poracchia

Lead Doctor

Dr. Chris Poracchia has been trained in France and practiced as a GP since 2005, and has worked in France, New Caledonia and New Zealand.

She has had multiple experiences, working on remote island, rural areas and urban areas, in both GP practices and at hospitals.

Chris moved to New Zealand in 2014, working on the Kapiti Coast for 7 years, before moving to Queenstown in 2021, with her family. Having 2 children , she is quite familiar with paediatric medicine.

She has a special interest in respiratory diseases which resulted in her working in different hospitals (in France and New Caledonia) as a respiratory consultant over many years, helping patient with COPD, asthma, bronchiectasis and lung cancers.

She also has a special interest in women health.

Diane McIrvine

Nurse

Remarkables Park

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Diane McIrvine

Nurse Diane McIrivne

Catherine Phoon

Doctor

Remarkables Park

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Catherine Phoon

MBBS Bsc(Med), DRANZCOg, FRACGP, FRNZCGP

Catherine graduated from the university of New South Wales in Australia, and completed her postgraduate training with a Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2008. She has also obtained a Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2006 and a Certificate in Sexual Health and Family Planning in 2007.

Due to her husband's orthopedic training she has worked in many different areas in NSW and ACT of Australia - from country town Bega, Australia, to Lismore on the Far North Coast. In 2017 she migrated with her husband and three young boys to New Zealand to be on the doorstep of ski fields.

Catherine enjoys assisting her patients through all their challenges, be that family planning, chronic health issues or issues associated with getting older. 

When not working she may be found skiing, doing yoga and pilates, playing piano with her music group or walking her goats with her children.

Courtney Woodrow

Isle Street

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Courtney Woodrow

First Impressions - Team Coordinator

Milne Simpson

Doctor

Isle Street

Arrowtown

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Milne Simpson

FRNZCGP, PGDipSports Medicine, PG Dip Appearance Medicine, ACLS, EMST, 

Milne came to Queenstown with his partner Dr Sonja Sparrow in 1991 to spend a ski season working as both a doctor and ski instructor. After a fantastic winter, they left to continue with summer work elsewhere, but kept coming back and in 1996 both were employed full time at the medical centre.

Originally from Scotland, Milne immigrated to New Zealand as a young child, where he spent his childhood growing up in Dunedin and eventually went onto the University of Otago to study medicine. He has post grad diplomas in sports medicine and skin cancer surgery and medicine and will progress to diplomas in musculoskeletal medicine and also skin microscopy (dermatoscopy) in the near future. Milne provides specialist GP (GPSI) services for skin surgery and for orthopaedic assessments and also provides GP services to our fracture clinic. Milne is also an Accredited Skin Cancer Doctor (Skin Cancer College Australasia).

Outside of medicine Milne loves the outdoors, spending as much time as possible skiing, mountain biking, hiking and camping, but also loves travelling, food and wine. In the past he has enjoyed rock climbing and playing ice hockey.

Suzie Hylton

Nurse

Isle Street

Arrowtown

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Suzie Hylton

Chloe

Isle Street

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Chloe

Jo Courtney

Isle Street

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Jo Courtney

Laura Nuttall

Nurse

Isle Street

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Laura Nuttall

Lindsey Coup

Health Improvement Practitioner

Isle Street

Jacks Point

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Lindsey Coup

Gabriela Barbosa

Healthcare Assistant

Remarkables Park

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Gabriela Barbosa

HCA Remarkable Park

Liz Taylor

Nurse

Isle Street

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Liz Taylor

Sylvie Caithness

Isle Street

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Sylvie Caithness

Janette Dallas

Isle Street

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Janette Dallas

Clinical Services Manager Master of Nursing (distinction) from Massey University, PG Certificate in Strategic Leadership, PG Certificate in Supervision. Janette originally came from Dunedin where she began her career in Nursing, 35 years ago. She joined Queenstown Medical Centre in June 2002 after ten years at Canterbury District Health Board. Her role is to provide leadership and direction to the clinical teams ensuring health services are aligned to our mission, vision, and values. Outside of work Janette enjoys skiing, tramping, cycling, and spending time with family and friends.

Claire Gordon

Doctor

Isle Street

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Claire Gordon

MBChB, FRNZCGP 

Claire immigrated to New Zealand in 2008 from her native Ireland with her partner Dr Niall Curran. They eventually moved to Queenstown in 2015 to be closer to mountain life. Claire studied in Belfast and has been a GP since 2015 with QMC. Claire enjoys all aspects of general practice.

Claire enjoys skiing, biking and hiking when not at work.

Abbii Smith

Isle Street

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Abbii Smith

Abbii is part of our First Impressions & Administration Team

Dee Robinson

Nurse

Isle Street

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Dee Robinson

Sarah Dennis

Nurse

Isle Street

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Sarah Dennis

Sam Donald

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Sam Donald

Administration

Heather O'Connor

Isle Street

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Heather O'Connor

Olivia Chinnery

Isle Street

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Olivia Chinnery

Mark Cooper

Doctor

Isle Street

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Mark Cooper

Urgent Care

FRNZCGP, Dip Com Em Med

Mark was born in Queenstown and went to St Joseph’s school and then on to secondary school in Wellington. He studied law and political science at Victoria University and worked as a solicitor for  three years before going to medical school at Auckland University.

Mark has worked on the wards at Southland Hospital and Auckland Hospital and in the emergency Departments  at Starship Hospital and in hospitals in Queensland.

He did his GP registrarship in Wanaka and came to work at Queenstown Medical Centre as a general practitioner in 2012. He has been a fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General  Practice since 2013. He has a postgraduate diploma in community emergency medicine. He achieved Fellowship of the Royal New Zealand College of urgent care practitioners in 2017.

When he is not at work, Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters.

Rebecca Dobson

Healthcare Assistant

Arrowtown

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Rebecca Dobson

Rosa Meekums

Isle Street

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Rosa Meekums

Patient & Support Services Manager | Kaiwhakahaere Rauemi

Ashley Light

Chief Executive Officer

Isle Street

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Ashley Light

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Ashley joined Queenstown Medical Centre as our CEO in September 2019 after working in the elite performance industry for two decades. His role is to implement QMCs strategic plan in line with the board's direction. Inspiring the awesome team and ensuring QMC is able to remain a sustainable business are keys to success in his role.

An Englishman, Ashley has lived in NZ since 1999. A keen sports fan the Rugby world cup always causes stress on who to support! When he’s not busy with QMC, you’ll find him running around the countryside as a taxi driver for his two children supporting their goals!

Stancy Anderson

Doctor

Arrowtown

Jacks Point

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Stancy Anderson

Team Jacks Point/Arrowtown

Emma Cole

Isle Street

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Emma Cole

Nika Ferdowsi

Doctor

Isle Street

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Nika Ferdowsi

Jo Cannon

Doctor

Isle Street

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Jo Cannon

MRCGP, Diploma in Family Planning & Reproductive Health Care, PRIME, ALS, APLS

Jo is from the UK and graduated from the University of Wales College of Medicine in 1995. She completed her GP training and obtained her post graduate qualifications in 2001.  Along the way, Jo taught advanced life support courses and obtained a diploma in family planning.  

In January 2002 Jo and her now husband moved to New Zealand, only intending to be here for 12 months!   Jo started with QMC as a ski-field doctor in 2003.  She enjoy all aspects of general practice, in particular, paediatrics and accident & medical.  

Outside of work, Jo loves spending time with her 3 children and husband.  We enjoy the outdoors in general, especially hiking, mountain biking, sea kayaking and skiing.

Andrew Tomkins

Isle Street

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Andrew Tomkins

Andrew joined Queenstown Medical Centre as Finance Manager in November 2021.

Originally from Mosgiel, Andrew attended Otago University & worked for a Charted Accounting Firm in Dunedin before moving to London for an extended OE working in banking.

Returning to New Zealand in 1999 & settling in Arrowtown Andrew worked in the Construction Industry for 20 years prior to joining QMC.

Andrew spends his time outside work trying to keep up with his two young adult sons.

 

Ashling Moriarty

Nurse

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Ashling Moriarty

Simone Hart

Doctor

Isle Street

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Simone Hart

MBChB, FRNZCGP, APLS, Emergency Management of Severe Burns, Emergency Life Support, EMST, PRIMEX

Simone is a graduate from Otago University and came to Queenstown in 2002 for a short-term job as medical personnel on the ski-fields. She’s not surprised that she’s ended up staying for the next 15 years. (Who hasn’t heard THAT story?)

Simone considers herself to fit in the categories of animal lover, wanna-be tennis player, very average skier, die-hard All Blacks fan, and enthusiastic-but-not-very-sophisticated cook.

When not seeing patients, she’s busy with the never-ending landscaping and gardening of her home, being a and struggling to keep up with the demands of being a school mum, housekeeper, cook and taxi-service. 

Simone is passionate about building relationships with individuals so that we can come to a more comfortable arrangement of “health care” together. She is a great believer in modest physical activity for better health and giving back to the community.

Sarah Brimon

Nurse

Isle Street

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Sarah Brimon

Euan Speirits

Doctor

Isle Street

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Euan Speirits

Urgent Care

Euan attended the University of Glasgow before completing an Orthopaedic research fellowship in hip replacement surgery and working on performance improvement in cycling with British Cycling time trial athletes. He has many years of experience as an orthopaedic registrar with a special interest in sports medicine.

He has competed in international sports both individual and team; tennis, basketball and competing at world level in gravity mountain biking.  

Euan is Head Athlete Physician with the Crankworx World Tour for mountain biking and works with some of the world’s best action sports athletes on medical assessment, concussion, injury prevention, rehabilitation and training. He is an active part of the mountain bike community in Queenstown and many other riding communities around the world.

Sammy Marques

Isle Street

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Sammy Marques

Anne Hutchison

Doctor

Isle Street

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Anne Hutchison

MBChB, FRNZCGP, PRIME, Aero-medical Evacuation and Helicopter Rescue, Wilderness Life Support

Originally from Fairlie, Scotland, Anne has been with QMC since 2008 when she arrived to work one season at the ski fields. Returning the following year she has never left. Anne is a graduate of University of St Andrews, Scotland (BSc Medical science) followed by University of Manchester, England (MbChB). She is passionate about all aspects of family medicine. Anne loves anything that involves a bit of adventure or creativity. Even better if shared with family or friends.

Ben Armon

Doctor

Isle Street

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Ben Armon

Vicky Weir

Isle Street

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Vicky Weir

Sophie Fisher-Jones

Isle Street

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Sophie Fisher-Jones

Megan Eley

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Megan Eley

Health Improvement Coach

Cyrus Overton

Isle Street

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Cyrus Overton

Susan Bagley

Isle Street

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Susan Bagley

Tayla Smith

Nurse

Remarkables Park

Isle Street

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Tayla Smith

Elizabeth Davidson

Doctor

Isle Street

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Elizabeth Davidson


Dr Ellie Davidson

Ellie is originally from the United Kingdom, she grew up in West Yorkshire before moving to the North East of England to study Medicine, graduating from Newcastle University in 2015. Ellie has experience working in Medical and Surgical specialties in the UK and NZ, she has spent the past six years working in mental health and has achieved Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatry in the UK.  

Ellie is keen to use her mental health knowledge to provide holistic care, using a shared care approach to empower her patients to aim for optimal wellbeing rather than just symptom resolution.  

Ellie is a qualified Yoga Teacher and has training in Sport and Exercise Psychology. When Ellie is not at work she enjoys wild swimming, trail running, and climbing.  

Claudia Reboucas

Jacks Point

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Claudia Reboucas

Gaylene Hastie

Nurse Practitioner

Jacks Point

Isle Street

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Gaylene Hastie

PG Diploma Child and Family health, PG Dip Health Sciences, MNsc (honours) from Auckland University

Gaylene originally hails Eureka in the Waikato and came for a winter of skiing and nursing on the ski field in 1996. She has been with QMC since then. Her areas of specialty/focus include sexual health, acute presentations, women and child health.

Gaylene has been practicing  as a Nurse Practitioner since since 2016.

Outside of work, Gaylene enjoys cycling, skiing, gardening, and raising her three girls.

Kathryn Smith

Doctor

Jacks Point

Isle Street

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Kathryn Smith

MBChB, FRNZCGP, PGDip Obstetrics, PGDip Paediatrics, PGDip Com Em Med, PGDip Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, DSAC, Accredited member of MEDSAC

Kathryn started working on the ski field in 1996 and has stayed because she loves it here. Originally from Taranaki, Kathryn grew up in West Auckland and is a graduate of Otago University where she studied medicine. Her experience is focused on general practice, accident and medical, women’s and reproductive health, sexual health, sexual assault care, relationship work and sexual problems, mental health and self-worth, gender diversity care, LGBTIQ and family health.

When Kathryn’s not at work she enjoys skiing, cycling, running, swimming, yoga, hiking, food and wine, and spending time with her two adult children.

Sandra Fleming

Nurse

Isle Street

Arrowtown

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Sandra Fleming

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