Our Team

belindasmallThe 24 Hour Surgery is staffed by around 100 people, including 10 doctors and 52 nurses. 

We are also supported by over 320 GPs in Christchurch, most of whom work with us on a rostered basis.

Our doctors are specially trained to provide general practice and accident related medical care and are supported by Christchurch GPs to provide 24 hour care, 7 days a week for the people of Christchurch.

Our nursing team have a wide range of experience in emergency care, many with specialised skills in child health, care of fractures, wounds and acute medical care.

The executive team comprises of:

  • Claire McQuilken - Operations Manager

Claire joined the 24 Hour Surgery as Operations Manager in early 2013 after many years working in both the public and private sectors. Claire is focused on ensuring the smooth day to day running of the facility and, working in conjunction with the clinical team, further development of the operation as it continues to provide safe, quality and timely direct to patient services. Outside of work, Claire enjoys spending time with her partner walking their dogs and thoroughly enjoys Mediterranean cooking which she equally enjoys sharing with friends.

  • Simon Brokenshire – Clinical Director

MBChB (Otago); Dip obs(Akld); Dip Com A&M(Akld) FRNZCGP; FCUCP

Simon has worked at the 24 Hour Surgery for 10 years and has been the Clinical Director for around 3 years. Prior to taking up his role here in Christchurch, he worked full time as a GP for 15 years in Hamilton, Raglan and Thames. Simon has a partner, two children aged 11 and 13, a cat and a dog and 10 chooks.

  • Bernadette Hayes – Clinical Nurse Leader

Bernadette (Berny) brings 17 years of ED and 12 years of Emergency Nurse Practitioner experience to the Clinical Nurse Leader role. Immediately prior to taking up the Clinical Nurse Leader role, Berny was an Acute Nurse within the 24 Hour Surgery.