Our Doctors

Anna Dyzel


Special Interests: Chronic Disease Management including diabetes and heart failure, Women’s health.

Kathleen Potter


Special interests are geriatric medicine, palliative care, mental health, lifestyle change.

Our Nurses

Nigel Ogilvie

BN, RCompN, Paramedic


Special Interests: PRIME Responder, Qualified Level 3 Resuscitation Instructor, Youth Health, Men’s Health, Population Health, Practice Management.

Wendy Fennell


Special interests: Diabetes, Asthma, Arthritis, Aged Care.

John Billings

BN, RCompN, Ambulance Officer

Special Interests: PRIME Responder, Volunteer Ambulance Officer, Operating Theatre Nursing.

Andi Cumming


Special Interests: PRIME Responder, Priary Health, Operating Theatre, Orthopaedics/Special Care, Asthma, Diabetics, Footcare.

Simon Latimer

RN, BN, MHSc, post graduate certificate in Palliative care, Ambulance Advanced Life Support, CPR instructor, PRIME

Interests: Emergency medicine, palliative care, cardiac care, complimentary health care.

Our Support Team

We have a hardworking team of receptionists and administrators. Joanne Shaw, Sandra Pfahlert, Linda Wall, Sandy Wade, Kathy Dyzel, Kay Clausen and Sophie Banks.

Medical Students/Nursing Students

The Westland Medical Centre often has Medical Students as part of the team. We have 5th year students through the Otago University Rural Hub Group and final year students through the Christchurch University Medical School. Students work under the guidance of Anna Dyzel who is a clinical lecturer. These visits offer valuable practical experience to the students involved. If you do not feel comfortable seeing a student doctor please let us know.

From time to time we have nursing students through the Christchurch School Of Nursing.


The Westland Medical Centre is a member of the West Coast Primary Health Organisation. The organisation aims to improve access to Health. This enables the Westland Medical Centre to offer services at a lower cost to our enrolled patients. These include free Under 22 Contraception visits, free yearly Diabetic checks, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Reviews, Annual Cardiovascular Reviews and Palliative Care.

Practice Pets

Westland Medical Centre introduced practice pets in 2007. These small Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are present in order to relax patients and caregivers and to provide comfort to people in distress.

We are aware that some people have allergies to dogs, fear dogs, or have religious concerns. If you have any concerns, please advise us and we will ensure you do not have contact.



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