ABOUT

Our Story

Care Direct is a specialist Healthcare Recruitment agency that has been servicing New Zealand for over 17 years, primarily in the Aged Care sector.

Care Direct has strong links with clinical professionals throughout New Zealand and a high quality talent pool actively looking for work. Our team of specialist consultants have over 20 years of experience in Clinical Recruitment and believe in delivering a people-focused service and balancing the needs of our clients and career goals of our candidates.

MEET OUR TEAM

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09 966 0011
 

DAVID FLEMING

CEO

David has over 25 years management experience across various health delivery sectors, including diagnostic, radiology, dental and health consultancy.

Under David's leadership, the Care Direct team are committed to anticipating their client's needs in order to provide the best service possible.  

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04 282 1232 - 
027 2233311
 

MATT HALL

General Manager

Matt's 7 year healthcare career includes recruiting Allied Health professionals, and rostering and coordinating doctors at the Wellington and Hutt Valley hospitals.

Having spent time in Australia in the fast-paced locum doctor market, Matt is expert at maintaining service delivery and understands the implications of uncovered shifts and vacant positions.  

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0800 424 227
 

DEB BRODIE

Coordination Manager

Deb began her career in the health sector as a community health worker and then a supported employment broker for people with physical and mental health challenges for a local NGO.

Deb leads our Coordination team fulfilling requests often of a last minute nature ensuring our clients are fully staffed when their scheduled shifts begin. 

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04 282 1426
 

VALERIA GIRARDI

HR Consultant

Valeria manages our ongoing recruitment needs, ensuring we have the best staff available for our clients. Valeria has a Bachelor of Psychology and has worked in HR roles for several multinationals in Latin America prior to joining our team.

Valeria also develops and enhances our hiring practices so our standards and processes comply with recognised best practice.  

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0800 424 227
 

YULIA CHESLYAEVA

Placement Coordinator

Yulia has recently joined Care Direct on our after-hours service. Yulia is trained in Public Relations and has worked as a Journalist, and in the education sector. Yulia brings a very high level of communication and customer service to our team and is responsible for meeting the needs of our clients and staff outside of office hours

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0800 424 227
 

TAKIPO TUPOU

Placement Co-ordinator/ Payroll

Takipo joined Care Direct over 6 years ago and was a gifted after-hours consultant.

More recently, Takipo has assumed a payroll/accounts role as well as still being a key member of the Care Direct bureau both on and off-site.  

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0800 336 636
 

NICOLE MACDONALD

Chief Financial Officer

Nicole is the company's CFO and has been working in Healthcare for over 5 years. Nicole oversees the payroll and billing aspects as well as ensuring Care Direct meets all of its obligations as a corporate citizen.

Nicole is part of the senior management team and maintains the company's operations in a sustainable and forward looking fashion.  

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0800 424 227
 

MEDDELINE MUZAH

Placement Coordinator/ Registered Nurse

Meddeline has over 18 years front line nursing experience in hospitals and rest homes.

Recently moving into clinical coordination, Meddeline's on the floor and behind the desk experience gives her a wonderful empathy for both clients and staff.  

KEY REASONS TO ENGAGE CARE DIRECT

A tailored approach
based on your
individual requirements

We provide a single point
solution for all of your
organisational staffing needs

A consistent delivery of
quality  recruitment results

Exceptional client and
candidate relationship
management services

What our clients say

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Care Direct provide prompt responses to requests and their staff are of a high calibre and reliable. They seek feedback from us and take the time to understand our needs.


Theresa Jones
Business and Care Manager, Eldon Lodge.
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Care Direct have been active in attending training sessions run by the Hospice and have been very responsive to our requests. They go the extra mile to ensure that it is the registered nurses with the best palliative care experience and knowledge who undertake our assignments.


Trish McKelvie
Mary Potter Hospice.