My name is Michelle Patu and I am excited to be a new member of the CNSSNZ committee.
I look forward to serving the NZ CNS community by supporting &
promoting evidence based care, professional development and peer support.
I am from the UK, I trained in London and I have experience in ED, Cardiology,
Acute Medicine, Child Health and Clinical Operations. I was a Senior Nurse and
CNS in a major trauma centre in Sheffield, England prior to moving to NZ. My
husband is from Invercargill and I have 2 sons. It was a family decision to move
to NZ where we have happily settled on a lifestyle block in Southland and my
sons both attend University of Otago.
I work in Invercargill ED and I have embraced the NZ system. I attained a casual
CNS role shortly after starting in ED currently I have a fixed term CNS contract.
I have also been recruited as a coordinator on the ANZBA faculty and I
anticipate providing burns management courses in 2022.