“Because of my background in nursing and with District Health Boards, I am able to support the clinicians – some of whom may have not experienced refurbishment or redevelopment before – to ensure their needs are introduced early into a project. Making certain the brief encompasses all needs, as well as helping future-proof buildings against rapidly changing healthcare, is essential in health facilities architecture.”
A registered nurse with extensive health care background, Anne has held senior nursing and operational management roles in Intensive Care, Emergency Department, General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Urology and ORL. Her most recent role was with the Waitemata District Health Board as an Operational Project Manager. In this role Anne provided operational project management support throughout design, construction and operational commissioning, managing the interface between clinicians and project teams.
Anne qualified initially as a registered nurse in the UK; she migrated to New Zealand in 2002 with her family. She joined Jasmax in 2017 and brings her informed ability, personality, and ability to effectively communication with clinical staff. Having her at Jasmax enables our architectural and design team to have instant access to the perspective and understanding of a person who has walked in the shoes of clients and people we are designing for.
Anne’s extensive clinical, operational and project management experience has provided the skills required to undertake the role of Health Planner. Because of her background, she is able to ensure the clients brief is understood, interpreted and their requirements are introduced early into a project. She is passionate about patient care and being involved in facility design that ultimately improves health care outcomes.
“Improving patient outcomes can be directly influenced by the design of a facility, nevertheless technology and medical advances effects the longevity of such facilities, the challenge when designing clinical space is to not only meet the brief but to understand the ongoing changes to medicine.”