Newcastle and Hunter Community Health staff provide support that fits to your personal needs, which we are aware are subject to change. The choice and control are yours, with our team here to support you at each step of the way and work out a health care plan that is most suitable.
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Our care team consists of Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Assistants in Nursing and Disability Support workers. All our staff have their professional qualification as well as CRC, WWC and First Aid Certificate.
Newcastle and Hunter Community Health founder Alison McQueen is a Registered Nurse. She has a broad knowledge and skills base covering the public, private, aged care, disability, international and commercial sectors.
With over 20 years of practical experience, Alison holds a Bachelor of Nursing (University of Newcastle) and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
She has attained the Advanced Care Planning Hunter New England Health. Alison also holds a NSW TAFE statement in the Aged Care Funding Instrument Training Program. This qualification focused on leadership and coordination, clinical coding, procedure management, customer resolution, DVA assessment and funding tools such as DVA and ACFI, Chronic Disease Management and wound care.
Geoffrey McQueen brings a wealth of knowledge with over 20 years’ experience in senior leadership roles. These have been for small to medium enterprises and in large-scale industries.
Across his career, he has held operational, financial, human resource and project-related roles. These roles have assisted him in attaining extensive knowledge of business and risk management and compliance frameworks.
Geoffrey holds a Master of Business Administration (Human Resource) from the University of Newcastle, a Bachelor of Business (Log & SCM) from RMIT University, a Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSI), and Certificates in OHS, and Training and Assessment.
A highly qualified nurse, Lisa dedicates her time to making life easier for clients at Newcastle and Hunter Community Health.
A typical day at NHCH includes providing personal care and social support, as well as helping clients with transportation and NDIS assistance.
Qualified with a Certificate III in Aged Care and having had previous experience in Aged Care and Community care, Lisa has a proven record and passion for helping others.
Outside of work, Lisa runs around after her three kids. One of whom is an avid baseball player and is representing Australia.
Anita is one of our Nurse staff members, who provides one-on-one support for our clients.
She has a Certificate III in Aged Care and Disabilities. This is backed with up-to-date knowledge on First Aid, Dementia Australia course content, wound care and care plans. Before joining Newcastle and Hunter Community Health, Anita spent eight years in residential Aged Care and Community Care.
Anita enjoys spending personal, one-on-one time with clients and sees this as a rewarding aspect of her role.
Outside of work, Anita enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, boating and fishing as well as spending time with family and friends.
Kristy is a talented Assistants in Nursing at Newcastle and Hunter Community Health. A born and bred Novocastrian, Kristy has worked in Aged Care as well as Community nursing over almost two decades.
She enjoys helping clients reach their full potential and goals, which she regards as the most enjoyable aspect of her role at NHCH.
With her skills and knowledge, Kristy helps many individuals maintain independence at home despite their health conditions, which is one of her favourite parts about working for NHCH. Kristy is qualified with a Certificate III – Assistant in Nursing.
Besides her work as an Assistant Nurse, Kristy is also a full-time Mum of three who keep her busy with many sporting activities outside of work.
Aged 55, and proud of it, Coralie has a world of experience under her belt. Her extensive working history has seen her contribute to Newcastle City Council, the Mattara Festival, Benhome Residential Aged Care Facility, and EACH Social Activity Centre, before becoming an essential member of the NHCH team.
Having completed a Cert III in Aged Care, as well as a Bachelor of Dementia Care, Coralie’s passion for learning is clear. Coralie finds helping others to live their best lives rewarding, and she has the opportunity to make a real difference every day.
She believes that vulnerable people deserve to live with dignity and respect. Working at NHCH, Coralie can assist with ADL’s, social support and capacity building, while implementing her beliefs every day.
Being able to support many clients a day, Coralie values the diversity of the work and fantastic NHCH clients. She gets a real kick out of seeing a client reach a goal they thought to be out of reach or unachievable.
With a Cert III in Aged Care, a Cert in Understanding Dementia, and in the process of completing a Cert IV in Disability, Janiffer’s passion for what she does for our clients is clear.
Janiffer has had five years’ experience in high/complex needs care. She is one of those people who are genuinely passionate about helping people and making a difference in their lives, and she is an integral member of our staff.
On an average day at NHCH, Janiffer will help her clients prepare for the day, take them out into the community, and help them achieve the life goals they’ve created. Seeing the sense of achievement and the smile on our clients’ faces after achieving their goals is her favourite part of the job.
Janiffer is a brilliant mother to two children, aged 25 and 21. When she isn’t working, you will find her spending time with her family, enjoying the beautiful Newcastle beaches, or breaking a sweat at the gym.
Teagan is an invaluable member of our team, with over 13 years’ experience in health care and community services. She has a wide-ranging skillset that has been an asset to the team and our patients.
Teagan has a multitude of qualifications under her belt, with a Certificate III in Aged Care and a dual diploma in Business Management and Professional Studies. She is also currently completing her Bachelor in Nursing degree.
No day is ever the same at NHCH, with responsibilities of ensuring each patient’s individual needs and preferences are met. Compassion and empowerment are a big part of Teagan’s work philosophy, and this is reflected in her ability to achieve patient goals.
When Teagan is away from work, she enjoys getting out into nature and having time to reflect with family and friends.
Currently studying a Cert IV in Ageing Support, Heidi’s external professional development goes hand in hand with her responsibilities at Newcastle and Hunter Community Health. Holding previous positions at Allambie Youth Services and as a Support Worker at Australian Unity, Heidi’s experience shines through during her day-to-day activities.
Heidi provides our patients with a wide range of support types, from personal care to transport, and meeting the patient’s social needs. She is well-loved by our staff and says that one of her favourite things about working at NHCH is the people she is surrounded by and helps.
Taking great enjoyment from getting to know the needs of her patients and helping them in any way possible, Heidi is an excellent asset to the NHCH team.