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Contact information for Health Professionals

For general enquiries and advice about a child with a heart condition, the nurse specialists are available Monday to Friday during office hours: (09) 630 9972 or email Paedcard.ns@adhb.govt.nz

For general enquiries and advice about  an adult with a congenital heart condition, the nurse practitioner is available Monday to Friday during office hours: (09) 630 9949 or cellphone 027 2271400 or email achdnurse@adhb.govt.nz

To contact a play specialist phone 021 2409638

For the National Cardiac Inherited Disease Registry Co-ordinator email cidgadmin@adhb.govt.nz

Other numbers

Hospital switchboard (09) 307 4949
Ward 23B (09) 630 9792
Starship children's heart clinic (09) 638 0422
Surgical bookings administrator (09) 6309946 or 021 915743 or email
Cardiac catheter bookings administrator (09) 6236496 or email
Fetal medicine clinic (09) 6309949 ext. 24500
To phone in a home INR result (09) 3753411 Answerphone is cleared between 9am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday 

Our Team

Medical

Dr Tom Gentles Paediatric Cardiologist, Service Clinical Director Areas of interest:  Fetal cardiology 
Dr Tim Hornung Paediatric Cardiologist Areas of interest:  Adult Congenital Heart,
Cardiac MRI,  Marfans Disease 
Dr Judith MacCormick Paediatric Cardiologist Areas of interest: Fetal cardiology, Cardiac imaging
Dr Clare O'Donnell Paediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiologist Areas of interest: Adult Congenital Heart,
Pulmonary Hypertension, Interventional cardiology
Professor Jon Skinner  Paediatric Cardiologist  Areas of interest: Cardiac arrhythmia,
Prevention of sudden cardiac death,
Inherited heart disease, 
Circulation in the newborn 
Dr John Wright Paediatric Cardiologist  Areas of interest: Interventional cardiac
catheterisation 
Dr Katherine Rice Paediatric Cardiologist   
Dr John Stirling  Paediatric Cardiologist  Areas of interest: Interventional cardiac
catheterisation 
Associate Professor  Nigel Wilson  Paediatric Cardiologist  Areas of interest: Rheumatic Fever, cardiac
catheterisation
Dr Kirsten Finucane Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon-in-chief   
Dr Elizabeth Rumball  Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon  Areas of interest: High performance teams,
databases
Dr John Artrip  Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon   

Nursing

Dawn Tucker Nurse Unit Manager
Sophie Atkinson Clinical Charge Nurse
Gemma Rhynd Clinical Charge Nurse 
Ana Kennedy  Nurse Practitioner - Paediatrics
Marion Hamer  Nurse Practitioner - Paediatrics
Heather Spinetto Nurse Specialist - Paediatrics
Julie Stubbs  Nurse Specialist - Paediatrics
Nikki Anderson Nurse Specialist - Paediatrics 
Mandy Saint-Marshall Nurse Specialist - Paediatrics  
Beth Tilton Nurse Specialist - Cardiac Investigations
Annette Rief Nurse Practitioner - Adult Congenital Heart Disease 
Stephanie Hlohovsky Nurse Specialist - Adult Congenital Heart Disease 
Stephanie Jones Nurse Specialist - Adult Congenital Heart Disease 
James Rance Surgical Nurse Specialist
Helen Sargent Surgical Nurse Specialist

Clinical Support Roles

Rhonda Holloway Heart Registry
Lisa Da Roca Clinical Psychologist
Sue Brett Data Specialist
Ora Emslie Data Specialist
Charles Li Data Analyst
Megan Upjohn NZ co-ordinator Fontan Registry
Jackie Crawford National Cardiac Inherited Disease Registry
Denise Skeen Play Specialist
Lindy Slater Play Specialist

Administration

Pettina Coates Administration Team Leader
Nadine Chapel-Toi Surgical Booking Administrator
Trish Rostron Interventional Booking Administrator
Anne Williams Cardiac Clinic Administrator

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