Rebecca Williams

Workforce Development Project Coordinator

Dip. Teaching

Previous Experience:

Beth Henderson

Area of Expertise: 
Adolescents, children, adults, depression, anxiety, grief, addiction, relationships
021 2999 642 or 09 436 3312, or

BA Psychology, Master of Counselling, MNZAC

After 18 years working as a counsellor, I am now working from a home office in Parua Bay. My vision is to be a resource in the Whangarei Heads community. It seems to me to be a privilege to walk alongside people for a very small part of their life journey and see them grow in kindness and compassion towards themselves and others.

Whangarei Primary and Community Nursing Model of Care

During 2015/2016, consultation occurred with primary and secondary healthcare nurses and consumers about the future model of nursing in the community. As a consequence a new model emerged which has recently been sanctioned as one of the components of the Neighbourhood Healthcare Homes change process. In 2017, the new model will commence in Whangarei as the first ‘tranche’ and rolled out to the rest of Northland over the next few years.

Corey Payne

Primary Health Care Dietitian

Master of Science – Human Nutrition and Dietetics; Massey University
Bachelor of Science – Double major in Human Nutrition and Sport & Exercise Science, Massey University


Neighbourhood Healthcare Homes (NHH)

What is a Neighbourhood Healthcare Home?

Click here for 4-minute video about Neighbourhood Healthcare Homes

Commencing in 2016, the Neighbourhood Healthcare Homes (NHH) programme became part of the Northland Health Services Plan. It is a partnership between the Northland DHB, Manaia Health PHO and Te Tai Tokerau PHO. The aim of the NHH programme is to ensure general practice services can meet future demands on an already stretched system.

One team, many businesses: Supporting delivery of the 2016 New Zealand health strategy

The Primary Health Alliance has today published the latest in its series of discussion papers One team, many businesses: Supporting delivery of the 2016 New Zealand Health Strategy (view here). 

Tracey Hodgkinson

Area of Expertise: 
acute, elderly, community and primary mental health issues and eating disorders

I am a UK trained Psychiatric Nurse and CBT therapist with over 24 years of experience with mental health issues. I have worked in many areas of practice which include acute, elderly, community and primary mental health, eating disorders, hospice care, mental health education and mental health recovery college. I have been using CBT to direct my practice for many years and trained fully as a CBT therapist gaining a BSc (hons) 16 years ago.

Irene Cutforth

Area of Expertise: 
depression, anxiety, relationship forming and completing, grief, decision making
09 437 6397

Works at the Anglican Care Centre, 1b Deveron Street, Whangarei - contact office phone 437 6397.

Susan (Sue) Armstrong

Nurse Navigator

Registered Nurse
PG Diploma Health Science
Expert level of Nursing Competency

I led the Asthma Clinic at Dargaville Medical Centre and more recently I was the Respiratory Nurse Specialist at Manaia PHO. I have a passion for patient advocacy and for those managing long-term health conditions.

Current Position:

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