Our team


To the family members and friends of our clients here at Papakura Private Hospital

As you have already heard from Owen and Gaylene, Steven and I have taken over the business operations of Papakura Private Hospital starting 1st June. Steven and I have been living in Auckland with our daughter and son for over 20 years. It is our goal to continue the running of this business as a warm, caring and homelike environment.

We are delighted that Gaylene will continue to stay onboard as the Clinical Coordinator. I am positive that with her help and support from the team, we will be able to make a smooth transition, with minimal disturbance to your loved one.

We are very excited and grateful for this opportunity to be able to continue to offer excellent care to your loved ones. We would like to continue delivering the high level of care that you have already been receiving, to ensure this, we will be making no changes to the current employment of the team.

Our short term goals are to familiarise ourselves with all facets of the business. We will do our best to ensure that Papakura Private Hospital remains a positive atmosphere for your loved ones. This is our number one priority. Our long term plans are to gradually refurbish and renovate the existing facilities, to make your loved one stay with us more comfortable and enjoyable.

If you have any concerns or anything you would like to discuss with us, we are more than happy to talk to you about these. With your kindly support and understanding, our high standard care service for your loved one will be continued without any interruption during the transition period.

Facility Manager

Jay Borromeo 

Jay Borromeo has over 15 years proven experience in the acute healthcare environment as a Registered Nurse with heamodialysis background and overall clinical setting in aged care which encompass rest home, hospital, and dementia care unit. Her diverse nursing skills were uniquely gained while working in the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, and New Zealand.Prior to joining Papakura Private Hospital, she had the opportunity to work with some of the leading medical and aged care facilities in New Zealand. She successfully built her career—starting as a caregiver, became a registered nurse, transitioned to a unit coordinator and became a full-fledged clinical manager.Her experience in clinical leadership and management in aged care attracted her to pursue the chance to be part of the Papakura management team.  She is thankful to have found her new work family at Papakura Private Hospital who are very supportive and dedicated to providing quality care.

She looks forward to contributing her knowledge and skills, but also excited about the prospect of learning new competencies. Jay believes that fostering trust and promoting continuous improvement in the workplace mutually benefits the organization and its people.

Making a positive change to help her staff succeed in their roles, enabling them to contribute in achieving the organization’s goal of providing the best care for its residents, and continue its growth is her top priority.

She has experienced first-hand how the success of an organization is maintained by recognizing the efforts of the people behind the journey to ensure the sense of pride and dedication endures, long after the challenges have been achieved.

Clinical Coordinator

Meleanine Likiliki

Registered Nurses

Our registered nursing team, in tandem with our facility manager, plan and provide personalized care to our clients. The team has many years of collective experience in all aspects of nursing, some having completed in excess of 10 years service. To ensure that we are able to meet the needs of hospital level clients that may have complex needs we encourage our nurses to keep up to date through regular education. All nurses are certified to provide intravenous therapy as well as having extra palliative care experience by completing the Hospice certificate in palliative care nursing.

Healthcare Assistants

Residents personal needs are met by a team of healthcare assistants who work hard to ensure that clients receive individualized care. Many of the staff have gained certification in care giving either through external education providers or by the onsite Aged Care Education Programme coordinated by Elizabeth Frost, our own Enrolled Nurse who is a registered work place assessor. It is a source of pride to staff that residents are all up & dressed during at least part of their day so as they are able to participate in a varied activities programme and to enjoy the social contacts the facility provides.

Medical care

We engage the services of Manurewa Medical Centre to provide medical cover that includes twice weekly on site visits. This twice weekly service in tandem with 24 hour registered nurses on duty on site provides reassurance that you medical needs will be covered at all times.

Physiotherapy / rehabilitation

Southern Physiotherapy provides a contracted physiotherapy service on a twice weekly basis. In addition the facility employs its own physiotherapy aide on a four day per week basis who implements the more repetitive aspects of the physiotherapy care plan. This team has a proven record with successful slow stream rehabilitation of Papakura Private Hospital residents.

Household staff

The facility operates its own full housekeeping service on site – including laundry and food services. Papakura Private Hospital is renowned for the quality of its home cooked meals lovingly prepared by its staff under the control of Chef Kellie Skidmore. A variety of diets are catered for. Nutritional assessment forms part of the admission process & at risk residents are quickly indentified & provided with specially fortified diets to meet their needs.

Office Manager

Sonja Louw

I have extensive experience in the service industry in particular with education. Over the past year since my appointment, it has been a learning curve for me to adapt to the health sector but it is a challenge that I have thoroughly enjoyed. I have enjoyed being able to relate to the residents and their families. In particular, as the first port of call for those wishing to access the service, I find myself becoming involved in people’s lives at a very stressful time for them. I am pleased that my role allows me time to spend a little extra time with them during the admission process. I know that is what I would want for members of my own family.

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