National Patient Pathways Manager – St John New Zealand
Kris is a practising Intensive Care Paramedic for St John New Zealand with an interest in clinical pathways and systems of care.
His current role is National Patient Pathways Manager for St John, where he is responsible for leading the development of pre-hospital pathways for high-acuity conditions including STEMI, acute stroke and major trauma.
He is also responsible for implementing low acuity pathways for ambulance patients in partnership with District Health Boards (DHBs) and Primary Health Organisations (PHOs) including falls prevention, smoking cessation, mental health, social support and other pathways depending on community needs.
Kris was also the pre-hospital lead for the Nelson Marlborough STEMI Pathway, New Zealand’s first comprehensive pre-hospital STEMI pathway involving pre-hospital fibrinolysis and direct transport of eligible patients to a PCI capable hospital.
Kris is a trustee of the New Zealand Paramedic Education and Research Charitable Trust.