Michaela Sutherland

Tend Pāpāmoa Medical Centre

Michaela is a highly accomplished nurse with a career that spans over three decades. Throughout her career, Michaela has dedicated herself to areas of critical care, cardiology, and palliative care. She was involvement in New Zealand’s first liver transplant team and her secondment to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota for specialised training on caring for liver transplant patients.

Michaela’s passion for cardiology led her to a senior nurse position as a Cardiac Specialty Nurse at Tauranga Hospital, where she was instrumental in patient education and management of cardiovascular conditions. Michaela values her relationships with patients and works hard to improve their health and overall quality of life. She is particularly dedicated to helping patients manage COPD by educating them and providing support to reduce symptoms and complications.

In her spare time, Michaela enjoys reading, walking her cavoodle Sophie and spending time with family.

Being a nurse you are in a very privileged position and meet many people from different walks of life. I enjoy connecting with patients and working with them to identify their needs and what matters to them. I enjoy working in a team to assist people to maintain good health and quality in their lives. I have always loved being a nurse and knowing that what we do can make a difference to people's lives.
Heart health
Cardiovascular health refers to the health of the heart and blood vessels. Cardiovascular disease is a group of diseases of the heart and blood vessels, including coronary heart disease, stroke, heart failure, heart arrhythmias, and heart valve problems.
Older people's health
Older people's health is about looking after the well-being of seniors, addressing their specific health needs, and helping them stay active and independent as they age.