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Carefirst group

Our clinics across Westown, Merrilands and Moturoa are staffed and managed by 18 doctors, four GPEP’s, one Nurse Practitioner, 23 nurses, three HCA’s, one Health improvement practitioner and 19 administration staff. The management team includes a clinical nurse manager, an administration manager, a finance manager, an executive/HR assistant and a CEO. The Carefirst group are governed by a board of four directors and an independent chair. 

To find out more about our team please click here.

Board Members

Craig Hattle – Board Chairman

Dr Kiyomi Kitigawa – Board Member

Dr Sarah Prior – Board Member

Dr Lucy Gibberd – Board Member

Dr Geoff Putt – Board Member


Dr Lucy Gibberd

Dr Geoff Tvrdeich

Dr Amanda Brown

Dr Sarah Prior

Dr Paul Riley

Dr Phil Weeks

Dr Geoff Putt

Dr Kiyomi Kitagawa

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Carefirst Westown

99 Tukapa Street, Westown, New Plymouth (06) 753 9505

Carefirst Merrilands

Merrilands Shopping Centre, Mangorei Road, New Plymouth 4312 (06) 758 8773

Carefirst Moturoa

490 Saint Aubyn Street, Moturoa, New Plymouth 4310 (06) 751 0390

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