Reflections from our Medical Director

Repromed team outside the clinic in Remuera.

Kia ora koutou katoa,

This year has been another busy one for the team here at Repromed.

Fertility has clearly been a priority for many in 2022 and we have been delighted to welcome many new clients.

This is my first year as Repromed Medical Director and I have been well supported by my wonderful team, and by Guy Gudex as Executive Director.

I wanted to first share a personal thank you. We are deeply grateful to all our clients – we appreciate your ongoing support and especially your patience and kindness, as we worked through the constant changes to the COVID19 protection framework and managing staff shortages behind the scenes.

I’m proud of the dedication from our team, continuing to provide the best possible care and support for all our clients. We have had several new staff join our team as we have become busier.

There have also been exciting developments in our technology and innovation, with new equipment to meet growing demand and the introduction of the RI witnessing system, leading to an improvement in workflow.

This year the team has been able to attend conferences both nationally and internationally. As registered practitioners of the New Zealand Institute of Medical Laboratory Scientists, our Lab Manager Allecia Swale and Scientific Director Dr Debbie Blake attended the Annual Scientific Meeting of NZIMLS in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington. 

Further afield, some of our team members attended the annual Fertility Society of Australia & NZ Conference in Sydney where key discussions around donor treatment and the latest fertility treatments research was shared.

We wish you all a safe and restful holiday, and we look forward to seeing you in the new year.

Meri Kirihimete!

Ngā mihi,

Dr Devashana Gupta

Megan Black

Nurse Manager

DipNurs

Megan leads the nursing team through the continually changing face of IVF. She works in a multidisciplinary team, providing the essential organization between the doctors and laboratory and ensuring communication between all departments.

Megan started her IVF nursing career in the United Kingdom, working in two large London clinic’s before returning to New Zealand. She is also the Secretary of Fertility Nurses of Australasia.

I love working with people and see nursing as a vocation, not a job. I usually spend my downtime absorbed in a good book and planning my next travel adventure.