Kia Ora Koutou,
My name is Abby Weston and I graduated as a Registered Nurse in 2000 after training at Waikato Polytechnic. Since graduating, I have worked in many different areas including Adults, Paediatrics and the Newborn Unit. I have worked in different parts of the world , from A&E in the Torres Straight Islands and the outback, to Paediatrics in Jersey, in the Channel Islands.
I spent a long time working in the Newborn Unit in the United Kingdom, Australia, and most recently at Waikato Hospital for 10 years when my English partner and I came to Hamilton with our then one-year-old.
After working in the hospital system for a long time, I wanted some more community experienceand continuity of care. I was employed by Plunket, caring for pēpi and whānau in Ngāruawāhia for two years, then transitioned to the Family Centre.
I love working with whānau and babies, supporting caregivers to work through concerns and spending time throughout the day to guide, support and educate. I particularly enjoy educating parents who are progressing their baby onto solids. I am a strong advocate for parents who need help accessing care from other health professionals. I have a passion for reducing inequity in this country and hope to contribute to this through my nursing and community work.