A career in nursing

Anita has been working as a registered nurse since 2013. She began working in head and neck specialty at Auckland Hospital, and moved to Mercy Hospital in 2018.  In 2023, Anita started working part-time as a nurse specialist. Anita grew up in Auckland and lives here with her partner and their daughter.

Anita is part of a multidisciplinary team of highly-skilled surgeons and professionals including: 

  • Dietitian
  • Speech and language specialist
  • Swallow specialist
  • Lymphedema physiotherapist
  • Psychologist
  • Radiation & medical oncology specialists

Anita works closely with her colleague Lou Tjauw, and with Belinda Reeves (head and neck dietitian); the combination of their specialities has shown vast improvements in patients’ recovery, shorter length of stay, improved nutritional status, wound healing, and avoiding potential complications.