Mon - Fri: 8am – 5pm
1 Herbert Street, Invercargill

Our Nursing Team

For many of our patients, our nurses are the first point of contact for information and guidance about their health. Consultations will incur a fee.


Bridie Agate

Bridie originates from Tapanui. She qualified from Otago Polytechnic in 2004 with a Batchelor of Nursing, and has worked in a variety of hospitals, predominately in emergency departments, as well as nursing up skifields and on a super yacht. Bridie has completed a post graduate in Emergency Nursing. She has worked in primary health care since 2015 and has particular interest in sexual health & women’s health.  

Sara Gentle

Sara is originally from the seaside town of Riverton. She studied in Southland at SIT completing the Bachelor of Nursing. Her Nursing background is within the Aged Care Sector. Sara enjoys community nursing and promoting positive health outcomes. As part of her role she manages the patient notice board and monthly health focus. In her free time she can be found spending time on the farm running dogs, surfing or horse riding.  

Karen  Russell

Karen is a Registered Nurse and has recently joined us at Waihopai Health Services. She is a born and bred Southlander. Karen has previous clinical nursing experience in various areas including; medical, emergency, critical care and most recently neonatal care. She enjoys the change and challenge of primary healthcare nursing and strives to give a personal and professional service. In her spare time she enjoys travelling, reading, concerts and tramping.  

Pam Meredith

Pam is our Enrolled Nurse. A support nurse for whoever needs help. Often found assisting with minor surgery or removing your sutures post surgery. Checking your observations and doing ECG’s. She may be called to chaperone and is often informing you of what you have overdue. If you haven’t had your flu vaccine she will be looking for you to protect you for the upcoming winters. Occasionally she will be found in reception to allow the receptionists time to have their meetings. She will be ordering stock, setting up the rooms and sending out letters to you.  

Kylan Simpkins