Senior Nurse Practitioner
The Prince Charles Hospital
Children Emergency Department
Louise graduated as a registered nurse in Christchurch New Zealand in 1981. After a compulsory year of acute medicine and surgical experience, she went straight into her first passion, paediatrics.
She was second in charge of a paediatric ward in Christchurch before heading to London where she worked and travelled for 4 years. She returned to New Zealand and lived in Queenstown for 10 years where she worked at the local hospital, as a ski patrol nurse and as a wine waitress at the skyline.
She met her husband there and had two children.She moved to Australia in 1993 and started back into study. She did four certificates in paediatrics including a graduate certificate and transition to paediatric intensive care.
In 2012 I became an APLS instructor and attained a Masters in Nursing Studies which followed into a Masters of Nurse Practitioner. She graduated in 2014 and have not really looked back. Currently employed as a NP at The Prince Charles Hospital CED.
Paediatric education is a passion of hers. She continues to learn and pass on to others every day she comes to work.
She has also been fortunate enough over the last ten years to be involved as a volunteer with Operation Smile where she has travelled to a large number of third world countries as part of a team treating children with craino facial abnormalities.
She is a nurse, a Nurse Practitioner, Mother and Grandmother with a passion for paediatrics and Paediatric Education.