Tamie Harvie has joined Parkinson’s NSW as the new Parkinson’s Specialist Nurse for the Shoalhaven region.
She succeeds Nina Digiglio in this role. Nina has stayed with the organisation, stepping up to become a Nurse Educator with a state-wide remit.
Tamie brings to the Shoalhaven role 21 years of nursing experience, spanning complex care, acute care, emergency, pathology, and palliative care – and has a particularly strong background in mental health care.
“I joined Parkinson’s NSW because it this role offers me a unique opportunity to help people along their Parkinson’s journey,” said Tamie.
“It allows me to bring just about all of my nursing experience to bear, offering personalised care – and the opportunity to be part of something really positive.
“Having worked for NSW Health so long in the area, I also bring with me a network of relationships with hospitals, consultant physicians and diagnosticians,” she said.
Tamie is a Shoalhaven local who loves the beach, the bush and live music. She balances the challenges of her nursing role with being the mum of two kids aged 6 and 12 – and is an important human in the lives of two dogs who are also much-loved members of the family.
Tamie likes to relax by bike riding with her family, painting with a group of friends and tending to her garden.