Karyn Bousfield – Nurse Director Primary Care
Karyn was raised in Gisborne with a strong family link to the Hawkes Bay. Following the completion of her RN education in Wellington, Karyn moved to the West Coast of the South Island in 1991, where she gained extensive experience across the health sector, locally, regionally and nationally. During her eight years as the West Coast District Health Board Director of Nursing, Karyn worked with teams to develop innovative models of care, a supportive inter-professional workforce and new health facilities to ensure the community had access to timely and effective health services. Karyn has a passion for people, health, equitable outcomes for all and the important role of primary health care. With the move back home to the East Coast in January 2019 she is excited to join Hawkes Bay health service teams in a new nurse leadership role that spans the District Health Board and Primary Health Care Organisation.