BOULCOTTHOSPITAL - Key Persons


Delwyn Campbell

Job Titles:
  • Clinical Nurse Manager, Ward and Day Stay Unit
Delwyn joined the team at Boulcott in 2000 as a part time Registered Nurse and has worked in a number of clinical roles. In 2008 Boulcott Hospital underwent a build project and at this time Delwyn was appointed Team Leader for the new Day Unit which she started in March 2008. She then became Team Leader for the Inpatient Ward in 2010 Delwyn is a strong advocate for Infection Control and completed an NZQA qualification in 2002. She has a background of nearly 14 years as a Plastics and Burns Registered Nurse at Hutt Hospital, and she acquired a Bachelor of Nursing Degree through Whitireia while working there. She trained in Nelson graduating in 1983.

Dr Meera Sood

Job Titles:
  • Specialist
Dr Meera Sood is a Specialist Obstetrician/Gynaecologist. She has trained in the UK and is a member of the Royal College of Obstetrician and Gynaecologist London, and the Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist. Currently Dr Sood is Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Hutt Hospital. Her special interest is Laparoscopic, ie. keyhole surgery. She is experienced in laparoscopic hysterectomies, endometriosis and other laparoscopic operations. She is also well experienced in prolapse and incontinence procedures including surgical repairs with mesh.

Dr. Anju Basu

Anju is a New Zealand trained Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. She trained in Wellington, and has worked in Wellington for many years. Anju recently spent a year in Australia. Anju believes that doctor-patient communication is the first step to good health. She spends time with patients to individualise their care plan. Anju combines excellent surgical training and cutting edge technology to optimise patient outcomes. Her focus is a very well informed patient, comprehensive care and treatment tailored to the patient. Postoperative patients during recovery have ready all-hour access to her team. Anju's area of special interest is pelvic floor disorders (vaginal prolapse and urinary incontinence), and minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopic and hysteroscopic). She has wide experience in management of both primary and recurrent vaginal prolapse.

Dr. Giri Raj

Giri's special interests include skin cancer, skin cancer surgery, psoriasis, eczema and acne. Giri consults at Boulcott's Kapiti Rooms. Qualifications MBCHB , FRACP

Dr. Ketna Parekh

Job Titles:
  • Consultant
Ketna is a consultant rheumatologist at Wellington Regional Rheumatology Unit (clinics at Hutt and Wellington Hospitals), and has also worked as a general physician at Wellington Hospital since 2012. She has been leading various clinical trials investigating new novel treatments for rheumatological conditions, and continues to be involved in research through the Clinical Trials Unit at Wellington Hospital. Ketna's clinical interests include (but are not limited to) all aspects of Inflammatory arthritis and connective tissue disorders such as SLE and Scleroderma. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians (RACP) and a member of the New Zealand Rheumatology Association (NZRA). Qualifications MBBS , FRACP

Dr. Latha Vasan

Dr Latha has been working in Hutt Hospital since 2008 as Clinical Head of Department of obstetrics and gynaecology. She stepped down from the Clinical Head position in late 2012, but continues to work as a Consultant at Hutt Hospital and is spending more time in private practise at Boulcott Hospital. She is an experienced laparoscopic and general gynaecological surgeon with wide experience in major gynaecological procedures. Her special interest is gynae-endocrinology, and she sees patients with incontinence; abnormal bleeding; infertility; colposcopy. Qualifications MBBS , FCOG (SOUTH AFRICA) , FRANZCOG

Dr. Lupe Taumoepeau

Job Titles:
  • Vascular Surgery

Dr. Peter Jones

Peter is from a Wellington family but grew up in London and trained in clinical biochemistry, medicine and rheumatology in the UK. He worked with the multidisciplinary team at Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases and Rehabilitation in Rotorua (now QE Health) 1995-2010, and from 2003 at Waikato Hospital as a clinical academic at the Waikato Clinical School, Auckland University. Peter also held a leadership role in postgraduate education in rheumatology with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He moved to Wellington in 2013 to take up a part-time post at the Ministry of Health as a Chief Advisor. Peter also works as a community rheumatologist in Nelson. Peter has broad experience in clinical rheumatology and brings a holistic approach to the assessment of rheumatic disease, musculoskeletal pain and disability. He has been extensively involved as a clinical investigator of new medicines for rheumatic disease, and maintains a research interest in gout. Peter is married with three adult children. He has been a keen sportsman and enjoys keeping fit, music, reading, and learning new things. Qualifications PHD , FRACP

James Ginnane

Job Titles:
  • Business Manager
  • Member of the Management Team at Boulcott
James has been a member of the management team at Boulcott since 2009. He graduated from Victoria University of Wellington in 2002 with a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration, majoring in Marketing and Information Systems. James has previous experience with various IT Consulting roles, and now focuses on the management of IT systems, as well as marketing, promotion and business development. He is also responsible for the catering department since bringing the team in-house in 2018.

Joy Hyslop

Job Titles:
  • Administration Manager
Joy joined the team at Boulcott in 1999 bringing 15 years experience and knowledge from both the public and private health sector.

Karen Hall

Job Titles:
  • Nurse Manager
  • Peri - Operative Nurse Manager
Karen trained at the Hutt Hospital in the late 1970's where she commenced her career in the Operating Room. Karen further enhanced her skills in this area in London at Charing Cross Hospital with an English National Board 1 year course in Operating Department Nursing. She was then encouraged to attend the Royal College of Nursing - achieving a Certificate in Clinical Nurse Teaching which she applied in the Operating Room and on a surgical floor of 3 wards (Hepatic, Biliary, Breast, General Surgery). Returning to New Zealand Karen completed a BSc at Victoria University majoring in Physiology. Along with other appropriate certificates in Accounting, Quality Management, Conflict Resolution, this has provided her with the skill to develop a sound, robust team of skilled Operating Room, PACU, SSD and Inventory staff.

Mr. Atul Dhabuwala

Atul completed his medical degree in Bombay, India and started training in General Surgery. He moved to New Zealand, and had further training in General Surgery to become a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2005. Following this, he did two years of Travelling Fellowship to centres of excellence in Germany (Heidelberg, Frankfurt, Essen and Cologne) gaining experience in Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal surgery, Upper GI and HPB surgery. He also acquired a Diploma in Laparoscopic surgery at the Louis Pasteur University of Strasbourg, France in 2008. Since April 2008, Atul has been working as a Consultant Surgeon at Hutt Hospital with specialised interest in Upper GI and Minimally invasive surgery. Having had the privilege of training with two leading Obesity Surgeons in New Zealand, enthusiasm for Obesity surgery has been inevitable. He has been performing Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Roux en Y Gastric Bypass, & Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery at Boulcott Hospital.

Mr. Ausha De Silva

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians
  • Specialist
Ausha De Silva is a Specialist Gynaecologist and Obstetrician. Ausha completed his specialist training in Gynaecology and Obstetrics in the United Kingdom. On completion of training, he was admitted to the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council (GMC), UK and served as a substantive Consultant Gynaecologist and Obstetrician for the National Health Service (NHS). After completing 15 years of service in the NHS, UK, he moved to New Zealand on a permanent basis in January 2018. Ausha is currently working as a Specialist at Hutt Hospital and is also the Clinical Lead for Gynaecology. Ausha is a keen medical educator. His academic commitments include serving as a Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Aberdeen, UK. At present, he is a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Otago. He has also taught postgraduate students in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at international educational events organised by the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, UK. Ausha has been a Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, UK since 2010. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. In addition, Ausha holds a Diploma from the Faculty of Sexual Health and Reproductive Healthcare, UK. Ausha is a generalist gynaecologist with his main clinical interest in gynaecological endoscopy (both advanced laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery). He completed a Fellowship in advanced laparoscopy awarded to him by the British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy at the Women's and Children's Hospital in Adelaide in 2014. He is experienced in a variety of surgical procedures including Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (TLH). He has received advanced training in Benign Gynaecology in the UK and is experienced in caring for women with complex problems. Ausha is also experienced in outpatient hysteroscopic surgery. Ausha consults privately at Boulcott hospital. His clinical interests include: Menstrual disorders Endometriosis Fibroids Menopausal problems and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Infertility and recurrent miscarriage Polycystic ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Pelvic organ prolapse Urinary incontinence Vulval disorders

Mr. Chris Lowden

Chris is a graduate of Leeds University and subsequently completed his post graduate orthopaedic training with the Advanced Training Scheme of the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association. Having gained his Fellowship examination in 2001 he has undertaken 2 years of sub-specialist training overseas. He has worked at St James's University Hospital in Leeds, Shriners Hospital for Children in Portland Oregon and 12 months at the Hand and Upper Limb Centre in London, Ontario. He returned to take up a public appointment at Hutt Hospital in January 2004, and commenced part time private practice at Boulcott Hospital in June of that year. Chris has a broad interest in all aspects of Orthopaedic Surgery and a special interest in Hand and Upper Limb Surgery. Qualifications MBCHB , FRACS (ORTH)

Mr. Dilip Naik

Job Titles:
  • Vascular Surgeon
  • Vascular Surgery
Dilip is a Vascular Surgeon, specialising in arterial and venous conditions, and kidney transplant surgery. He has over 25 years experience as a surgeon, spending the past 16 years as clinical leader of Vascular Surgery at Capital and Coast District Health Board. He also has a qualification in vascular ultrasound and is clinical director of Vascular Ultrasound Services and Wellington Specialist Vein Clinic.

Mr. Dynes McConnell

Dynes is an experienced New Zealand trained Gynaecologist. He has been formally trained in advanced gynaecology surgery in the UK, and has been practising in the Wellington and Hutt regions for the past three decades. He has been responsible for introducing several new minimally invasive techniques to Australasia, including single port laparoscopic hysterectomy. He has also completed a Doctoral thesis in gynaecology research. Dynes works closely with a team of high-calibre allied health professionals including a Women's health physiotherapist for pelvic floor and prolapse issues, a Women's health clinical psychologist for sexuality and relationship issues, and nutritionists. His main consulting rooms are in the Wellington CBD and Hutt Valley, but he is very keen to see services delivered as close to a woman's area of residence as possible, so also runs frequent satellite clinics on the Kapiti Coast. Qualifications MBCHB (OTAGO) , MD (ABERDEEN) , FRANZCOG , FRCOG

Mr. Grant Russell

Since establishing his specialty Urology practice in Wellington, Grant has undertaken both clinics and operating at Boulcott Hospital and Specialist Centre. He provides general Urology services and has special interests in: Prostate Disease - Prostate Cancer, Benign Prostate Disease MRI / Ultrasound Fusion biopsy Bladder Cancer Urinary Calculi. Laser, Shock Wave Lithotripsy. Percutaneous Stone Removal Scrotal Surgery - Hydrocoele, Epididymal Cyst, Varicocele Vasectomy / Vasectomy Reversal Overactive / Painful Bladder / Pelvic Pain Grant is an Affiliated Provider with Southern Cross.

Mr. Hamish Leslie

Hamish is a New Zealand trained Orthopaedic surgeon. He gained Fellowship in 2003. Hamish completed Fellowships in Orthopaedic Sports medicine (Auckland 2004), and Foot and Ankle Surgery (Melbourne 2004, 2005 and Dublin 2005). He has been working at Hutt and Boulcott Hospitals since 2006. His special interests are in knee, foot, and ankle surgery. Qualifications MBCHB OTAGO (1992) , FRACS

Mr. Howard Clentworth

Graduated from Otago University in 1973 and commenced Specialist Obstetric and Gynaecology practice in 1981 in the Hutt Valley. Howard's practice is in general gynaecology but he has special interests in: Colposcopy, in which he took a pioneering role in Wellington Gynaecological oncology Endometriosis Pelvic reconstructive surgery Qualifications MBCHB , FRCOG , FRANZCOG

Mr. Hugh Cooke

Job Titles:
  • General Surgeon
Hugh is a General Surgeon with special interests in hernia, gallbladder and colorectal surgery. This includes laparoscopic techniques for cholecystectomy and hernia repair as well as colonoscopy. Hugh gained his medical degree at Otago University in 1979. His post fellowship experience was undertaken in England over four years where he worked in Hull, London and Birmingham. He worked for two years at the Wellington Clinical School of Medicine specialising in colorectal surgery, and is working part time at Hutt Hospital and in private practice. Qualifications MBCHB , FRACS

Mr. Kes Wicks

Job Titles:
  • Endovascular Surgeon
  • Vascular Surgery
Mr Kes Wicks is a vascular and endovascular surgeon and one of the new breed of surgeon who performs both open surgery and is dual trained in the newer endovascular techniques. He has been trained in many of the leading centres in vascular surgery in Australia and New Zealand, and was a consultant vascular surgeon in Royal Brisbane Hospital prior to returning to Wellington. Kes has interests in: Open AAA, carotid, peripheral and venous surgery Endovascular surgery in all the above vascular subspecialties Special interest in endovenous radio frequency ablation AAA stent grafting Peripheral angioplasty and stenting Qualifications MBCHB (OTAGO) , FRACS (GENERAL SURGERY) , FRACS (VASCULAR) , DDU (VASCULAR)

Mr. Richard Evans

Job Titles:
  • Vascular Surgeon
  • Vascular Surgery, Kapiti Consultations
Richard is a Vascular Surgeon, specialising in arterial and vein conditions. He treats conditions such as aneurysms, arterial blockages and varicose veins. Richard is also a kidney transplant surgeon. With over 20 years of surgical experience, he is in private practice, as well as being Vascular Clinical Leader at Capital Coast District Health Board, and an honorary Senior Lecturer at University of Otago Medical School. Richard also has qualifications in vascular ultrasound scanning.

Mr. Roy Craig

Roy is a New Zealand trained Orthopaedic Surgeon who grew up in the Hutt Valley, attending Naenae College before completing medical school (Otago) in 1994. He gained his Fellowship in 2008, and then moved to Brisbane where he completed his Fellowship in Upper Limb Surgery. Roy started back at Hutt Hospital in 2010 as a full time Orthopaedic Surgeon, and is also a Senior Lecturer at Otago Medical School (Wellington). He now also consults at Boulcott Hospital. His major specialty interests are surgery of the upper limb including keyhole surgery of the shoulder, elbow, and wrist; arthroplasty of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and joint replacement surgery. Qualifications BSC , MBCHB , DIP PAEDS , FRACS

Mr. Steve Purchas

Steve is a Graduate of the University of Otago, and a New Zealand trained General Surgeon. He has been a Specialist in the Hutt Valley since 1999. Steve consults at Hutt Hospital and Boulcott Hospital, and at Boulcott's Paraparaumu Consulting Rooms. Steve performs a full range of general surgical procedures in the operating room. His special interests are: Bowel cancer Minimally invasive surgery Thyroid disease Gastrointestinal diseases Hernias Haemorrhoids Qualifications MBCHB , FRACS

Mrs. Helen Tobin

Helen has worked at Boulcott and Hutt Hospitals for 11 years. She gained her Fellowship in 1993, and completed further fellowships in hip and knee arthroplasty (Wellington) and rheumatoid surgery (Toronto) subsequently. Helen is currently Clinical Head of the Orthopaedic Department at Hutt Hospital. Her special interests are hip and knee arthroplasty, and revision hip and knee surgery. Qualifications MBCHB , FRACS

Sarah Boyes - CEO

Job Titles:
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • CEO of Boulcott Hospital
Sarah Boyes was appointed CEO of Boulcott Hospital in December 2016. Sarah has over 20 years' experience in the health sector in New Zealand. She has held management positions across a wide range of surgical and medical specialties for the last 10 years. Boulcott is a leader in providing quality care focussing on the unique needs of our patients and families. Sarah is committed to Boulcott's patients, doctors, team, hospital and local community.