With the Woman's Health Bus our aim is to provide communities with trained health practitioners, and reduce the burden on women seeking specialist women's health services in Rural New Zealand.


Dr Helen Paterson

Gynaecologist & Co-Director

Helen started daydreaming about a Woman’s Health Bus in 2015, and is a co-director for this venture. As well as being a clinical and operating gynaecologist, Helen is passionate about education.  Helen is an active educator for nurses, GPs and specialists. 

Trudy Galer

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Trudy has worked in women’s health for fifteen years in a variety of roles including sexual assault, gynaecology oncology and colposcopy. She is thrilled to join the team on the Woman's Health Bus which will break down some of the barriers for rural women and enable an attainable, friendly women's health service. 


Emma MacFarlane

Nurse Practitioner

Emma is a nurse practitioner trained in reproductive and sexual health. She is committed to improving women's health in New Zealand. 


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