Meet our Staff – Rebecca, Parkinson’s Specialist Nurse

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Meet our Staff – Rebecca, Parkinson’s Specialist Nurse

Meet our Staff – Rebecca, Parkinson’s Specialist Nurse

Rebecca Manners joined Parkinson’s NSW as a Parkinson’s Specialist Nurse late last year. She is based in Ballina and supports the Tweed, Byron, and Ballina communities of the Northern New South Wales Local Health District (LHD).

Her position in Ballina is funded 50/50 by Parkinson’s NSW and the LHD.

Prior to joining Parkinson’s NSW, Rebecca was the Movement Disorder Nurse Specialist at Auckland Hospital. Her 16 years of nursing experience also includes General, Surgical, and Orthopedics roles in addition to Neurology.

She has also worked for STADA Pharmaceuticals as a Nurse Advisor, managing the apomorphine nursing service.

Although she’s New Zealand-born, Rebecca is no stranger to Australia. She has worked two stints as a Remote Area Nurse in NSW and Western Australia.

Rebecca is delighted to be back by the water in her new role, though, since she grew up by the beach in New Zealand.

She enjoys swimming as well as yoga and Pilates. Rebecca is also a keen hiker and has enjoyed trekking in Nepal.

“I’m really delighted to be in this new role in Ballina,” said Rebecca. “It is a beautiful part of the world and my LHD colleagues and the local community have been extremely welcoming.” 

Parkinson’s NSW specialist Nurses are also available by calling the
InfoLine on 1800 644 189