Our Nurses

We have a very experienced nursing team including Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses and Healthcare Assistants from many nationalities. We offer a comprehensive nursing service including immunisations, phlebotomy, IV Aclasta, IV Antibiotics, wound management, Spirometry and 24hr blood pressure monitoring to name just a few.

We provide nursing clinics such as “Care Plus” which focus on chronic care management. Our nursing services are available on:

Monday to Friday: 08.00am – 5.30pm

Saturday: 9.00am – 12.00pm

We have specialist nurse smear takers.  Our smear clinic is available on the following days and times, although this can change due to staff availability:

Monday-Tuesday: 08:00am – 03:00pm

Wednesday: 08:00am – 06:00pm

Thursday: 08:00am – 05:15pm

Friday: 08:00pm – 05:00pm

Our nursing team also operates proactively in health promotion including a recall service, triage telephone line and a prescription request service alongside daily “walk in” services.

The nurses are a very supportive team taking great pride in keeping up to date in their education and training, to offer the highest quality of care. Languages spoken include English, Cantonese, German, Mandarin, and Malay.

Dr Michael Chen

Dr Michael Chen


Dr Michael Chen is an Otago University Medical School graduate. He has been working in hospitals in Dunedin and Auckland DHBs prior to joining Crawford. Michael emigrated from China in 1995 and has spent considerable time in urban and rural New Zealand. He is fluent in both English and Mandarin. His main sporting interest is tennis.


Dr Jonathan McPherson


Dr Jonathan McPherson is originally from Edinburgh, Scotland. After completing his studies Jonathan worked in hospitals in the UK for 2 years, before coming to New Zealand. He liked NZ so much he stayed in Rotorua for 7 years, working in the local hospital and in a semi-rural general practice. Jonathan’s special interests include paediatrics, cardiology and nutrition. When not working, he loves travel, reading, music and doing voluntary work in the community.

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