Having experienced agency nursing in London and Sydney and recently moving to NZ, Astra Healthcare has been the most accommodating and supportive beyond my expectations. I am still amazed by the quick processing of my application and Trish driving me to my first morning shifts. Trish and her team have made it a real pleasure to be part of Astra. It goes beyond just filling shifts but there is strong emphasis on continuing education, encouragement to conduct study days and regular catching up sessions. I feel like a valued staff for the first time instead of just another agency nurse. I can’t recommend enough to any nurses moving to NZ or wishing to have more flexibility, less pressure and career satisfaction to join this professional and friendly agency.

Thank you Astra!

Julie H.

      Australian RN

I have been with Astra Healthcare for almost two years and as an overseas nurse from the Philippines I am so grateful for their genuine and countless support.

Thanks Astra!

Don A.

      Filipino RN

While working in ICU for 15 years in Australia and the UK, I preferred to have the flexibility of agency work and have worked for many agencies that specialised in critical care placements.

Most of these agencies had expanded to a point they had lost their identity and personalised approach to what I required in my work and home environment.

When I joined Astra Healthcare in 2008 Trish was happy to accommodate my very specific demands. I was treated with respect and acknowledged for my skills and was placed appropriately in critical care environments such as ICU and ED. I was contacted post these shifts in the first few weeks, to see if the shift went well and If I was happy to return for another shift in the future.

I did not feel pressured to work in areas that I was not comfortable in and my shift preferences would be fulfilled 90 % of the time.

I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Astra Healthcare which in turn allowed me to relax and make the most of my time in New Zealand and I will return again in the future.

Megan C.

      Australian RN

I have worked with Astra Healthcare for over two years and found them professional, friendly and accommodating; I am in no hurry to get a permanent job and Astra is the only agency that I would consider working with in NZ.

Thanks Astra!

Mo B.

      New Zealand RN

I still remember my first days in New Zealand. I was in search of a job. It was then I met Christine who directed me to Astra.. Luck favoured me and thus I too became a part of Astra.. Without any exageration, I would say It was really a twist of my destiny. I really enjoy working with Trish and Unit as there is no tension and job satisfaction is one hundred percent.. Thanks to Trish for her endless support… Long live ASTRA… Wishes for the very best.

Many Thanks,

Deepa K.

      Indian RN