Nicola Motion

Tend Pakuranga Medical Centre

Nicola began her career as a new graduate in a rest home, gaining valuable experience. She then spent 2.5 years working in the medical ward of Dunedin Public Hospital and later transitioned to a role as a district nurse in Dunedin, specialising in wounds and palliative care.

She has extensive experience in wound care, recognising the critical importance of addressing chronic wounds effectively due to their life-limiting impact on individuals. Additionally, her personal experience going through menopause with limited knowledge of what to expect has fueled her desire to increase awareness of the challenges women face during this phase and support them and their families through it.

As a clinician, Nicola finds joy in real face-to-face interactions with people. She values the opportunity to truly listen to individuals and make a positive impact in their lives through her nursing care.Outside of work, Nicola enjoys spending her spare time in nature, with activities such as bushwalking and bike rides and having coffee with friends.

I enjoy real face to face interactions with people, really listening to people, and making a difference in their lives.
Wound care
Wound care is the process of cleaning, treating, and protecting injuries like cuts and scrapes to help them heal properly and prevent infection.
Palliative care
Palliative care is specialised medical care that focuses on making people with serious illnesses as comfortable as possible, managing pain and providing emotional support to improve their quality of life, especially when a cure may not be possible.
Women's health
Women's health focuses on both common and unique aspects, including reproductive health, breast health, gynecological concerns, hormonal changes and mental health.