Waitaki District Health Services


From 28/09/20 until further notice: Under Covid Level 1 hospital visiting is as follows:
• Visiting hours: 2.00pm – 4.00pm and 6.00pm – 7.00pm
• Two visitors per patient. This also ensures our vulnerable patients are getting the appropriate amount of rest. If you feel unwell, please avoid the main reception area and go directly to the Emergency Department entrance beside our Ambulance Bay (24/7) – please wear a mask, and apply hand sanitiser.

Colleen Myers

Quality and Risk Leader
Colleen Myers Quality and Risk Leader Waitaki District Health Services

Colleen trained and registered in Medical Laboratory Science (Specialising in Cytogenetics) and also spent a number of years in Medical Research in Otago. Colleen has extensive experience in health, safety and risk management and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences (endorsed for Occupational Safety Health) and qualifications in risk management and auditing including Healthcare.

Colleen grew up in Oamaru, and after working in both medical science and  health and safety for over 35 years, decided to return to her home town. She started working at Waitaki District Health Services at the beginning of 2018. In her role as Quality and Risk Leader, Colleen is responsible for maintaining a programme that ensures certification under the Health and Disability Service Standards. Continual improvement is Colleen’s priority to ensure a quality service is available for the community and with that brings a positive forward-thinking approach to the Hospital.

Colleen enjoys working with a fantastic group of people in an environment that is supportive, innovative and challenging.

Outside of work she has a genuine love of the sea and enjoys boating, fishing, swimming, and gardening.

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