Our Team

 

We sincerely hope you don't need us. But when you do, we have respected doctors - available 24/7 - to put you on track for prompt recovery.

Doctors

Dr Martyn Harvey

Dr Martyn Harvey

Clinical Director & Emergency Medicine Specialist MD 2010, FACEM 2004, MBChB 1996

Dr Harvey is an Emergency Medicine Specialist and Emergency Medicine Researcher with over 75 publications to his name. He has been practicing Emergency Medicine for over 25 years...

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Dr Giles Chanwai

Dr Giles Chanwai

Director, Emergency & Travel Medicine Specialist FACEM 2000, MBChB 1991, Dip Obs, Dip Paeds, Dip Travel Medicine

Dr Chanwai has a depth of knowledge and practical skills developed over 20+ years of practising emergency medicine. He specialises in both Emergency Medicine and Travel Medicine.

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Dr Mustafa AlShaar

Dr Mustafa AlShaar

Director, Emergency Medicine Specialist & General Practitioner FACEM 2012, FRNZCGP 2018, MBChB 1995

Dr Alshaar is both a Specialist and GP – he obtained a Fellowship Degree in Emergency Medicine in 2012 and another in General Practice in 2018 - and has an impressive knowledge of the healthcare landscape in Aotearoa.

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Dr William Rush

Dr William Rush

Emergency Medicine Specialist FACEM 2016, MBChB 2006, Dip Paeds, FRCEM ad eundem

Dr Rush trained as an emergency physician in Auckland and has since broadened his experience by working as an ED Consultant both here in NZ and in major trauma centres in the UK.

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Dr Shameem Safih

Dr Shameem Safih

Emergency & Rural Medicine Specialist FACEM, FDRHM

With more than 30 years’ experience in Emergency Medicine, Dr Safih draws on a depth of knowledge. He served as the Clinical Director in the emergency department of a large tertiary hospital for a decade before turning his specialist skill set to the rural sector.

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Dr John Bonning

Dr John Bonning

Emergency Medicine Specialist & Past President of the ACEM FACEM, MBChB

Dr Bonning has been a doctor for almost 35 years and has specialised in emergency medicine for more approximately 18 years. He has served in numerous healthcare leadership roles including...

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Dr Peter Freeman

Dr Peter Freeman

Emergency Medicine Specialist MBChB 1977 Birm, FRCS Edin 1983, FACEM 1995

Dr Freeman is a pioneer of emergency medicine in NZ. He has been practising medicine here in the Aotearoa, and earlier in the UK, for 45 years – and has specialised in emergency medicine for 26 years.

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Dr Gaynor Prince

Dr Gaynor Prince

Emergency Medicine Specialist & Ultrasound Fellow MBChB, FACEM, DDU

Dr Prince is passionate about medicine and ultrasound and draws on experience that spans the globe. This doctor cum adventurer is well travelled – she’s practised medicine in...

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Dr Wei Tan

Dr Wei Tan

Emergency Medicine Specialist AdvDipMedSci MBChB FACEM PGCertCPU

Dr Tan has been in New Zealand for two and a half decades but originally hails from Malaysia. She has worked in a number of hospitals across the country with most of her time spent in central North Island emergency departments.

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Dr Jordan Vincent

Dr Jordan Vincent

Emergency Medicine SpecialistMBChB FACEM

Having recently completed his ACEM Fellowship OSCE, Dr Vincent is thriving on the pace and challenge of emergency medicine. Dr Vincent’s training started at med school in Otago where he was recognised with numerous scholarships and awards...

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Dr Nor Nisa “Oni” Alias

Dr Nor Nisa “Oni” Alias

Emergency Medicine SpecialistMBBch FACEM

Dr Alias gained her undergraduate qualification from the University College of Cork. Malaysian by birth, she moved to Ireland at age 19 to commence her medical training. After completing her Bachelor of Medicine...

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Dr Thiri Aung-Holebrook

Dr Thiri Aung-Holebrook

Emergency Medicine Specialist MB BCh BAO FACEM

Dr Aung-Holebrook has spent much of the last decade as an Emergency Medicine Physician at Auckland Hospital. She thrives on the pace of a big city ED but also knows what it’s like to care for acutely unwell patients without the resources of a tertiary hospital...

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Dr Adrian Owen

Dr Adrian Owen

Emergency Medicine Specialist MBChB, DTM&H, FACEM

Dr Owen spent much of his life travelling and practising medicine across the globe before settling in New Zealand. While he was born in England, trained at The University of Sheffield, and initially worked as a house officer in UK...

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Dr Sinan Kamona

Dr Sinan Kamona

Emergency Medicine Specialist BHB MBChB FACEM

Dr Kamona is a bilingual Emergency Physician who speaks both English and Arabic, having been born in Iraq and graduating from Auckland Medical School.

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Dr Grant Highstead

Dr Grant Highstead

Emergency Medicine SpecialistMD FACEM

Dr Highstead moved to New Zealand in 2016 from the United States. Initially here for a one-year contract in Palmerston North, it wasn’t long before Dr Highstead, with his wife and daughter, adapted to our kiwi lifestyle and decided to make Aotearoa their new home.

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Nurses

Ms Jenni Falconer

Ms Jenni Falconer

Chief Executive OfficerRN, COMPNSG, DipMNGT

Jenni has been working in Aotearoa’s healthcare system for more than 30 years. She has served on the frontlines as a nurse, in management roles, and senior nurse leadership.

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Ms Cate Thorley

Ms Cate Thorley

Nurse Lead - Emergency Consult/COVID-care RN BN PGDipHsc

As both a Registered Nurse and natural organiser, Cate works across both our nursing and operations teams. Her twenty-year nursing career has spanned both sides of the Tasman and both acute and primary care.

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Ms Johanna (Jo) Sier

Ms Johanna (Jo) Sier

Aged-Care Nurse LeadRN

Jo has been a Registered Nurse for over 20 years and has a background in emergency and critical care nursing. She grew up living in the UK and Africa and returned to New Zealand after she had begun her nursing career.

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Ms Lynette Baines

Ms Lynette Baines

Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator & Triage Instructor NP

Lynette's nurse practitioner status is recognition of her advanced education, clinical training and competency.

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Mrs Katy Cryer

Mrs Katy Cryer

Nurse PractitionerNP

Katy has been nursing in the Waikato for almost two decades. In that time, she’s worked on the frontlines as a Paramedic, Registered Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist, and Charge Nurse Manager...

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Ms Wendy Sinclair

Ms Wendy Sinclair

Registered NurseRN MN (Clin)

Registered in 1979, Wendy is a nurse with many years' experience as well as a Master’s Degree in Nursing Practise. She has held a number of management, education and clinical roles...

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Ms Honey Bardelas

Ms Honey Bardelas

Registered NurseRN, PGDipHSc, MSN

Honey started nursing in 2008 in the Philippines. She first worked as a clinical instructor then as a hospital nurse in a medical-surgical unit.

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Mr Allan  Martinez

Mr Allan Martinez

Registered NurseRN

Allan is a Registered Nurse with 23 years’ experience under his belt. He qualified in the Philippines, where he was also once the Head Nurse of an Emergency Department.

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Ms Jane Spicer

Ms Jane Spicer

Registered NurseRN

Jane has been a Registered Nurse for the best part of a decade. She is originally from Sydney, and began her nursing career in Australia where she specialised in acute spinal cord injury.

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Ms Joan Sagala

Ms Joan Sagala

Registered Nurse RN

Joan completed her nursing degree in 2008. After working in the Emergency Department of a private hospital in the Philippines for a couple of years, she moved to New Zealand.

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Mr Christopher “KM” Villarino

Mr Christopher “KM” Villarino

Registered NurseRN

KM is a seasoned emergency department nurse. He has been focused on caring for people who are acutely ill, in crisis, or in life-threatening situations since the early days of his career...

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Mrs Susie Collins

Mrs Susie Collins

Registered NurseRN

Having been a Registered Nurse for over two decades, Susie’s nursing experience is vast. She has 13-years’ worth of experience as an emergency nurse, has a special interest in triage, and is skilled at caring for acutely unwell people be they adult, paediatric, or resus/trauma patients.

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Ms Alison (Ali) Vickery

Ms Alison (Ali) Vickery

Registered NurseRN

Ali has been working in the healthcare sector in Aotearoa for two and a half decades. Her 20-year nursing career spans a number of settings including tertiary hospitals, managed isolation, busy emergency departments and satellite clinics.

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Mrs Jenny Wallace

Mrs Jenny Wallace

Registered Nurse RN

Jenny is a well-rounded nurse with lots of strings to her bow. Her diverse nursing acumen allows her to transition from shifts in the ED, to nursing onboard flights, to providing medical cover at large summer concerts.

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Directors, Advisory & Operations

Mr Myles Whitcher

Mr Myles Whitcher

Board ChairMInstD

Myles is an experienced executive with a track record in leading privately-owned companies through growth. Myles is a Business Mentor, a current member of the Institute of Directors (MInstD), and has 15 years of directorship experience.

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Ms Jenni Falconer

Ms Jenni Falconer

Chief ExecutiveCOMPNSG, DipMNGT

Jenni has been working in Aotearoa’s healthcare system for more than 30 years. She has served on the frontlines as a nurse, in management roles, on projects, and senior nurse leadership. Jenni has developed special interest in quality improvement, innovation, safety, reducing harm and system design.

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Dr Martyn Harvey

Dr Martyn Harvey

Clinical Director & Emergency Medicine SpecialistMD 2010, FACEM 2004, MBChB 1996

Dr Harvey is an Emergency Medicine Specialist and Emergency Medicine Researcher with over 75 publications to his name. He has been practicing Emergency Medicine for over 25 years...

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Dr Giles Chanwai

Dr Giles Chanwai

Director, Emergency & Travel Medicine SpecialistFACEM 2000, MBChB 1991, Dip Obs, Dip Paeds, Dip Travel Medicine

Dr Chanwai has a depth of knowledge and practical skills developed over 20+ years of practising emergency medicine. He specialises in both Emergency Medicine and Travel Medicine.

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Dr Mustafa Alshaar

Dr Mustafa Alshaar

Director, Emergency Medicine Specialist & General PractitionerFACEM 2012, FRNZCGP 2018, MBChB 1995

Dr Alshaar is both a Specialist and GP – he obtained a Fellowship Degree in Emergency Medicine in 2012 and another in General Practice in 2018 - and has an impressive knowledge of the healthcare landscape in Aotearoa.

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Ms Amanda Tosland

Ms Amanda Tosland

People and Performance Manager

Amanda’s experience in developing family businesses and start-ups is helping cement a strong foundation for Emergency Consult while the business is undergoing rapid growth. Amanda has broad experience across both strategic and operational functions.

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Ms Cate Thorley

Ms Cate Thorley

Registered Nurse, Nurse Lead & Administrator RN BN PGDipHsc

As both a Registered Nurse and natural organiser, Cate works across both our nursing and operations teams. Her twenty-year nursing career has spanned both sides of the Tasman and both acute and primary care.

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Mr Tim Norman

Mr Tim Norman

Business ConsultantNZRN, PgDipCCRN

Tim is a business manager who draws on a healthcare background in primary and emergency critical care. He has worked extensively throughout the New Zealand health system – initially in nurse management and operational management roles and more recently...

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Mrs Aimee Hillary

Mrs Aimee Hillary

Marketing Consultant BCs

Aimee is a 20-year veteran of the marketing discipline with a special interest in values-based businesses. Her work has spanned the breadth of communications, brand and marketing and has traversed key sectors of New Zealand’s economic and social wellbeing...

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Mrs Emma Young

Mrs Emma Young

Administrator

Emma is the administrative glue that holds the Emergency Consult team together. She’s adept at juggling priorities having run her own business for 25 years and is now lending her organisational skills to the smooth running of our operations.

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