Paula McKinnel 

Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) – Wound Care
Capital and Coast District Health Board

As a wound care Clinical Nurse Specialist, a big part of Paula McKinnel’s role is to deliver clinical advice and expertise across all age groups and wound conditions. Paula is very passionate about education for patients and health care professionals with evidence-based practice and she believes this is fundamental to patient health outcomes. Paula has recently been seconded as one of the clinical leads for the ACC Pressure Injury (PI) Wellington regional initiative, where our goal is to improve patient quality care and support workforce development for PI prevention and management. 

Paula has been a nurse for over half her lifetime.  She thought she would get wiser as she got older, but she finds she just has more questions!  Paula’s wound care role continues outside work with her two busy young children, with lots of plasters and cuddles. 
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