Annie is a Registered nurse. She trained at Middlemore Hospital when hospital training as a nurse was still available as a hands-on apprenticeship. Her chosen specialty following registration was in the Plastic Surgery and Burns unit, where she completed a post graduate certificate. Nursing leadership and mentoring roles followed in Plastic surgery nursing in NZ and Sydney. She has an Advanced diploma in Nursing, and a postgraduate certificate in Health Science from Auckland University.
After marrying a local lad, they moved to a lifestyle block in the area and, while raising 3 children and looking after a selection of animals, Annie moved to practice nursing in Tuakau. In 2016, she took on a new challenge as the clinical manager of the 120-bed care facility within the Possum Bourne Retirement Village, and spent her last 2 years there as the Village Manager.
After all that she was keen to return to plastic surgery and hands-on nursing and we’re delighted that she chose to return to clinical nursing practice as part of the team here at Cutting Edge Plastic Surgery in 2021.