The founders of Family Health Matters have recognised the positive community impact resulting from the regeneration of the wider Glen Innes, Panmure and Point England areas. With these changes comes an increasing demand for quality primary healthcare, to meet the needs of this vibrant and culturally diverse community. At Family Health Matters we strive to deliver continuity of care as part of our strong practice-patient relationship. Where specialised treatment or investigations are required, we work in conjunction our wider health referral network and clinical specialists.
- To provide excellent, evidence-based, community health care and wellness opportunities to the people of Glen Innes and the surrounding areas in an integrated way with other health care providers.
- To provide a supportive environment for primary care health providers delivering community health services.
- To provide a facility and service delivery model which will allow and encourage innovative community health programmes
- To reduce acute hospital demand.
- To enhance our skills and practice as health professionals, in community health provision.
Michal Noonan RN, BSc (Pace USA), Master of Nursing (Auckland), NP
Michal has worked in several continents including clinically challenging environments in West Africa and Central America. After 10 years in senior clinical roles in the USA returned to NZ in both clinical roles, largely focused on children and young people and working with high needs populations, along with academic teaching positions
Drawing on her significant USA experience for inspiration gained accreditation as a NZ nurse practitioner who is accredited by the NZ nursing council. Nurse practitioners, with advanced nursing qualifications and experience, are authorised prescribers under the Medicines Act alongside doctors, dentists, midwives and optometrists
For the past 15 years she has been in general practice and works with patients of all ages.
Celeste Gilimer RN
Celeste began her nursing and midwifery career in South Africa. She moved to New Zealand in 2008 and began working in Primary Health Care in a variety of roles including Practice nursing, School based youth health and nurse educator across the Auckland region.
In Celeste’s current role she leads the Primary Health Care Nursing Development Team across Waitemata DHB’s. She is on the executive committee of the Auckland School Nurses group, supporting the professional development of school nurses throughout New Zealand and publisher of the CPHCN LOGIC journal.