Today we focus on our Nurses who play an integral part of ABI’s leadership and service delivery. ABI has a team of almost 50 Nurses.
ABI Nurses work in the community, at the residential disability services, in the inpatient intensive service and in the hospitals. ABI has strong leadership by Nurses, our CEO Dr Christine Howard-Brown has a nursing background, and another member of the Executive Leadership Team, Angela has recently graduated with a Doctorate in Nursing in the area of Rehabilitation Nursing. Angela is ABI’s Rehabilitation Nurse Advisor and manages the national team of Brain Injury Nurse Specialists.
ABI also has two Nursing Services Managers one in Auckland, and one in Wellington who lead and manage the Nurse Educators, Nursing teams and Rehab Assistants. ABI works with Nursing Schools and offers student placements. We have a wide range of experience in our Nurses, including Enrolled Nurses and Registered Nurses, new graduates, senior Nurses and Nurse Specialists with many years experience.
ABI is supporting one of our Nurses through the Nurse Practitioner Pathway via Victoria University. We are also working closely with Capital Coast and Hutt Valley DHBs with the new entry to practice graduates.
Louise our Auckland Nursing Services Manager says ABI’s Nurses have a wide variety of skills that reflect the diversity of our clients, the rehabilitation and recovery journey. The Nurses are strong, dynamic, clever, caring and compassionate professionals. As individuals, each brings a unique contribution to the nursing team which has allowed it to grow and develop.
Happy International Nurses Day 2021. Kia pai te rā – have a great day! Thank you to our Nurses, we truly appreciate your mahi and expertise you bring in leading our ABI service, leading teams and most importantly supporting clients and whānau in their rehabilitation journey. Ka mau te wehi, you are all incredible!