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Our Team at Ranfurly Hospital


Julia NessimHealth Services Manager

Julia has almost 40 years of professional experience as a Registered Nurse, Nurse Manager, Facility Manager and healthcare practitioner.  Julia brings an extensive and varied background including aged care, palliative/ hospice care, medical/ surgical, women’s healthcare, PACU and theatre, dermatology and correctional/ forensic nursing.  Julia is passionate about healthcare and holistic wellbeing and her nursing credentials are supported by Diplomas in Aromatherapy, Certifications in Flower Essences, Massage Therapy and Yoga.

Julia is a New Zealand Registered Nurse, trained at Auckland Hospital and has worked in the USA for 32 years.  She was the Assistant Director of Nursing for one of California’s foremost Hospice Palliative Care companies.  Julia returned to NZ in 2013 to be close to her parents and extended family, and has held Facility Manager roles in Hospital and Rest Home care facilities in Auckland since that time.


Gabrielle RiddellCare Manager

Gabrielle is a Registered Nurse with 40 years' experience and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Nursing and Psychology. She has spent 30 years working in the aged care sector. She is passionate about providing excellent care for residents and their families.  She has provided effective nursing leadership that has contributed to the excellent reputation that Ranfurly enjoys for services provided. She has a strong interest in infection prevention, control and quality and has an active role in promoting these important areas at Ranfurly.

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