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Rannerdale Veterans Care - Hospital Care

Under New Management Charmaine Diver (known as Char to our staff and residents) has been appointed by the Board of Directors to replace Steve Shamy as General Manager of Rannerdale. Charmaine joined Rannerdale in 2016 as the organisation’s Nurse Educator and was shortly thereafter tasked with setting up the organisation’s Learning & Development Unit – which she then went on to manage. As the Learning and Development Unit Manager, Char further developed the Nursing Council of New Zealand’s accredited CAP programme (which assesses internationally qualified registered nurse’s competency prior to their registration with Nursing Council) and been instrumental in driving the success of the programme’s recent audit, along with the Residential Care Facilities and Home Care certification audits. Born in Invercargill and relocating to the North Island as a child with her family, Char first registered as a Registered Nurse in 1999 after completing her BHSc (Nursing) at MIT (Middlemore Hospital) and has held a current practicing certificate ever since. In 2013 she completed Post Graduate studies in advanced nursing specialising in the care of older adults through the University of Auckland. Prior to relocating to Christchurch in 2016 to take up her post at Rannerdale, Char has successfully held multiple Management positions in Auckland residential care facilities. She is passionate about change management particularly in relation to older models of residential care in play in New Zealand and believes that "it’s the people who make the home – not the bricks and mortar". Char has a wide variety of interests and is a lover of all animals (she’s not keen on insects though – especially spiders – she’s not keen on spiders). She plays the piano and guitar and produces electronic music in her spare time and is a loyal All Blacks and Silver Ferns fan. Char has two daughters, Ashley (17) who lives in Auckland and Monique (23) who lives on the Gold Coast. Her parents remain in Auckland and she has extended family throughout both the North & South Islands – fiercely patriotic – she has no plans to leave New Zealand and is proud to be a Kiwi. Char officially moved into the GM role in September 2018 and is excited to commence working with residents, staff and families in her new role.  

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What’s in the news around NZ? In this post we cover recent articles of interest published by a variety of news organisations around NZ including  NZ Herald, Otago Daily Times, Radio NZ, Stuff.co.nz, Beehive.govt.nz, Newshub. to name but a few. To access the article simply click on the link provided and you will be able to read …

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