Tairawhiti Nurses and Midwives

There are a range of education and professional development activities available to nurses and midwives;

Health Workforce NZ Postgraduate Nurses Scholarships

Professional Development Recognition Programme (PDRP) for Nurses

e-Learning Opportunities

Support is available to encourage midwives and the nursing community to work together to support one another.

There are four Education Coordinators based at Gisborne Hospital -

Robyn Dymock as the Coordinator for Education and Professional Development is available to support nurses with information about PDRP and can be contacted on (06) 98690500 Extn 8220 or by email


Rebecca Searle as the Coordinator for Nurse Entry to Practice (NETP) and is available to support new graduate nurses, preceptors and the NETP programme. Rebecca can be contacted on (06) 8690500 Ext. 8300 or by email

Liz Lee Taylor as the Midwife educator is available to support all TDH midwives, local Lead Maternity Carer’s and students on clinical placement to the maternity unit. Liz is also a member of the Maternity Services Committee. Liz can be contacted on (06) 8690500 Ext 8532 or by email


Mairi Lucas is the Coordinator of Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ) Post Graduate Scholarships, offering support and funding to nurses and midwives. Mairi also coordinates funding for Hauora Maori training up to level 6, for Maori staff working in a health area. Mairi can be contacted on (06) 8690500 Ext 8935 or by email