Roxanne Mckerras

Corporate Quality and Patient Safety Team, Canterbury DHB

The Rosewood story from the inside
Working at Rosewood during the Covid outbreak was an experience where skills, knowledge, teamwork and grit were required to keep patients and staff safe.  Roxanne will talk about the sequence of events occurring at that time and share her experience at Rosewood – an aged care facility in Christchurch.

Roxanne Mckerras RGON, MsHS (nursing)

Roxanne has a clinical background in acute nursing, more recently in Christchurch ED before moving onto a Clinical Team Coordinator Role at Christchurch Hospital. She spent three years at NZNO as an Organiser before taking up project work with the CDHB Quality and Patient Safety Team.  She currently works 2 days a week clinically and 3 days a week with the Patient Safety Team.  Roxanne has a PG Cert in Health Resource Management and is keen on exploring different ways of managing health resources. In 2020, she was diverted to the Covid Response Team working on the Westcoast, Rosewood Aged Care Facility and Managed Isolation Facilities in Christchurch.

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