Surgeons operating at Southern Cross Central Lakes Hospital

Your medical specialist is credentialled to use Southern Cross Central Lakes Hospital to provide medical services. Your medical treatment is provided to you by your specialist, who is not an employee of Southern Cross Central Lakes Hospital. Surgeon profiles are designed to offer GPs and patients information about medical specialists, which may assist in assessing treatment options.

We recognise that GPs are best placed to advise and support their patients when considering any treatment, and making informed choices about suitable referral options. We naturally advise patients to refer to their GP in relation to all aspects of treatment, selection of providers and referral to medical specialists.

Southern Cross Central Lakes Hospital Management

Southern Cross Central Lakes Hospital is a joint venture partnership between the Central Lakes Trust and Southern Cross Healthcare Limited. The hospital is run like a Southern Cross hospital.

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Tim Capill
General Manager

Tim was appointed as General Manager at Southern Cross Central Lakes Hospital in November 2022. With an early career in nursing Tim has gone on to build a career in general management in the healthcare and medical industries, most recently as Asia Pacific Sales Director for the Swedish medical device company Senzime. Tim has a passion for customer experience and patient care, and is excited to work with staff, patients and specialists to bring quality elective surgical treatment to the people of the Central Lakes Region.

Jan Little
Patient Services Manager

Jan’s nursing career expands over 30 years, most of which has been in management positions within the NHS and Private Aged Care sector in the UK.  After moving to New Zealand in 2019, to be closer to her family, Jan worked as a Charge Nurse Manager of a surgical ward. Jan is very excited to join Southern Cross Central Lakes Hospital, and bring her wealth of clinical and management knowledge to this role.

Kelsi Ridden
Support Services Manager

Kelsi has a health background with a degree in Sport and Exercise Nutrition; and joined the administration team at Southern Cross Healthcare in 2016. Kelsi will be appointed as the Support Services Manager for Southern Cross Central Lakes Hospital in 2022.

Michelle Hempleman
Theatre Manager

Michelle found theatre to be her niche after spending her final 6-week student placement in the area. Now, 27 years on, her passion for theatre hasn’t waned. After moving from Perth to settle in Wellington she continued her theatre career as a registered nurse with a special interest in anaesthetics. Michelle has worked in many different specialties and trained as an anaesthetic assistant. She has been in an associate theatre manager role for the last few years. Michelle is excited to be managing the theatre department for Southern Cross Central Lakes Hospital.