Richard Evans

Richard Evans

Vascular surgeon/specialist

MBCHB (Otago), FRACS (General Surgery), FRACS (Vascular), DDU (Vascular)

Richard specialises in arterial and vein conditions. He treats conditions such as aneurysms, arterial blockages and varicose veins. Richard is also a kidney transplant surgeon.

With over 20 years of surgical experience, he is in private practice, as well as being Vascular Clinical Leader at Capital Coast District Health Board and an honorary Senior Lecturer at University of Otago Medical School.

Richard has qualifications in vascular ultrasound scanning, which means your results are read and acted on quickly.

This means you’re in the safe hands of an experienced Specialist receiving treatment at a time and location to suit.

Sarah Treadwell RN

Sarah Treadwell RN

Practice Manager

As Practice Manager Sarah has overall responsibility for all aspects of the practice, including leading and managing the team of nurses and administration staff. Patient satisfaction is key and Sarah oversees all business functions liaising closely with the sonographers and the management team to ensure a smooth operation, to provide great patient service and to help identify business change or growth.

Sarah has over 20 years’ experience as a registered nurse. She has specialised in orthopaedics, general surgery and cardiac nursing.

Toyah Willcox

Toyah Willcox

Business Coordinator

Toyah is the first contact for all patients and is responsible for the day-to-day management of Richard Evans Vascular. She helps patients in their pre-approval processes for insurance applications, claims and quotes and manages their bookings for operations. Toyah also manages fulfillment for the online stocking shop.

Toyah’s 10 years experience in office administration in the health sector includes working in mental health services for CCDHB and the Disabled Services Trust.

Justine Gilligan RN

Justine Gilligan RN

Vascular Nurse

Justine has over 20 years’ experience as a registered nurse. After gaining registration in New Zealand and then America she worked for many years in the US before returning to Wellington.

Justine has specialised in surgical nursing, particularly cardio thoracic and vascular, and as well as working with Mr Richard Evans, she also works in the catheterisation lab at Wakefield hospital.

Melissa Chan RN

Melissa Chan RN

Vascular nurse

Melissa has 18 years’ experience as a registered nurse in operating theatres across many specialties, including coordinating the acute out-of-hours service and as vascular theatre charge nurse.
Carolyn Kirker RN

Carolyn Kirker RN

Vascular Access Nurse Specialist

RN, BN, PG CERT HEALTHCARE

Carolyn has been a registered nurse for 18 years.  She has spent the last 12 years specialising in infusion therapy and vascular access as the Clinical Nurse Specialist for IV and related therapies at Capital and Coast DHB, including setting up the nurse-led peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) insertion service in 2006.

Carolyn is passionate about high-quality vascular access care and provides ultrasound-guided PICC and vascular access device insertion and support services. 

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