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St John of God Hauora Trust is welcoming John McManus as our new General Manager of Health and Ability Services. John brings with him a wealth of experience from his most recent role as General Manager of Southern Cross Hospital Christchurch, where he led a team of over 300 people and oversaw the delivery of surgical services to over 9,000 patients annually.

St John of God Hauora Trust Chief Executive Officer Sarah Hillier said:

“I am thrilled to announce the appointment of John McManus as General Manager of our Health and Ability Services. John’s skills and experience make him an excellent addition to our team – and will lead our service into the next era of our unique model of care.”

We are also welcoming Heather Brunton as Clinical Services Manager (Southern). Heather joins us from her most recent role as Specialist Services Manager at Explore, Healthcare NZ. Heather brings experience in community health and disability services, and her expertise and knowledge will be invaluable in helping us to enhance the quality of our services and care for our residents.

Both John and Heather will be joining us in the coming weeks, with John commencing in April and Heather in May.

For more information or to arrange an interview contact George Anderson, General Manager Communications and Marketing on or 021 244 9274.

About St John of God Hauora Trust

St John of God Hauora Trust is an operating division of St John of God Health Care, that operates 27 facilities comprising more than 3,300 hospital beds in Australia and New Zealand.

St John of God Hauora Trust is a provider of health and social services in New Zealand. The organisation operates 124 rooms of residential care and rehabilitation and therapy services in Canterbury and the greater Wellington region, alongside a youth development agency in Canterbury.

The Health and Ability Services Division of the organisation operates two residential care facilities in Christchurch and Wellington, and five community living homes in those districts. The organisation’s residential Model of Care, known as My Life, supports residents to live and experience life. My Life coordinates care in a home-like environment, in which individual lifestyle planning is central to facilitating an enriching and fulfilling life. Along with comprehensive rehabilitation and therapy services, the service manages a comprehensive in-house and community activities programme.

More information is available about the organisation at and

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