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 passionate about educating patients and health care professionals using evidence-based practice and believes this is fundamental to patient health outcomes. 

Recently Paula was seconded to the ACC Pressure Injury Prevention and Management Wellington regional initiative, where the goal is to improve patient quality care and support workforce development.  Paula is a member of the NZ Wound Care Society.

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


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