Management and staff at Pukeko Blue Ltd are committed to delivering consistently high standards of care for our Service Users in an environment of respect, dignity, compassion, safety and skill.


We strive to achieve an optimum state of wellness, recovery, stimulation, independence, interdependence, comfort and happiness for each of the Service Users in our care.


Quality of care is achieved by implementing effective systems and standards to identify and monitor care needs to ensure the best outcomes for every individual and to continually find better ways of doing things in accordance with recognised best practices.


We seek to continually enhance our service to be a centre of excellence for quality, individualised care within our community.



Managing Director:

Bruce has worked in the mental health sector since 2001 after coming from a background in management.

Lyn O’Malley

Clinical Director:

Lyn has over 30 years clinical experience and was a District Nurse for DHB mental health.

Trudy Diggs:

Office Manager: Trudy is responsible for the smooth running of the office and the company's IT. She is also the Assistant to Lyn O'Malley and supports the Management Team.

Deborah Cook:

Quality Services & Development Manager: Deborah has been with the company since 2007. Deb is responsible for all our contracts between Service Users, the Ministry of Health, DHB's and other agencies. Deb is also responsible for Human Resources, recruitment, and all HR enquiries.

Supporting the Management Team

Supporting the Management Team we have a Rosters Coordinator, a Training & Development Advisor, an Operations Coordinator,  two Accounts Administrators and two Maintenance Support team members.


Pukeko Blue Ltd employ over 110 people.  All of our community houses have a house coordinator who is either an Enrolled Nurse or has completed or working towards Level 4 in Mental Health.


We have a highly skilled Clinical Team of Registered Nurses and Enrolled Nurses and all houses are visited daily by one of the Clinical Team on duty, as well there is a Registered Nurse on call 24 hours/7 days per week; this is managed via an on-call roster.


Pukeko Blue Ltd has a proud reputation in delivering consistently high standards of care for our Service Users in an environment of respect, dignity, compassion, safety and skill and we are proud of our Support Workers who enrich the lives of the Service Users in our care.

Training Support

Support Workers are expected to train to mental health certificate standard and then attain a diploma of mental health, utilising Careerforce to gain unit standards fully supported by Pukeko Blue Ltd.


Ara Institute Bachelor of Nursing students are on placement overseen by our Registered Nurses, who are on the road daily visiting Service Users. Many of our staff have completed Enrolled Nurse training and Bachelor of Nursing training while working part time with us.


In-house training is three monthly for three hours. Pukeko Blue Ltd utilise the Mental Health Education & Resource Centre (MHERC).  We are also very supportive of further education.