I have been a paediatric nurse for 8 years at Kidz First Medical, Middlemore Hospital. I have also worked in paediatric surgrical and the neonatal unit. I am a New Zealand born Niue woman and take pride in being able to say I am from “The Rock”.
Emily Fuika Soapi is a Tuvaluan clinical nurse specialist, currently in a secondment role working with Pacific Health, at the Auckland District Health Board on a project called Pacific Planned Care Navigation.
Being a Tongan male, I am aware of the barriers Pacific men face when seeking help and I want to play my part in removing some. I hope to use the knowledge I have gained through my training and life to better the health outcomes of patients, their family and wider community.
1. What is your role as a Pacific Nurse / Midwife
I am a Mana Kidz nurse who works in the community. Mana kidz is a nurse led school based programme providing comprehensive healthcare including rheumatic fever prevention services, skin infection treatment and management and health assessments.
1) What is your role as a Pacific Nurse? My current role is the Nursing Director at Alliance Health Plus Trust (AH+). AH+ is one of the seven Primary Healthcare Organisations in the metro Auckland region. My role combines areas of operational, strategic and governance at a local, district, regional and national level. In the