Plimmer Steps Medical Centre has an automated external defibrillator (AED) on site.
Plimmer Steps Medical Centre is a small inner city practice located at Level 2, 342 Lambton Quay, Wellington Central (just next to Plimmer Steps). The Medical Centre (then called Plimmer Surgery located in the Plimmer Tower Building) was first opened in 1986 by Dr Ossi Mansoor. Dr Diane Hodges bought the practice in February 1992 and owned it until February 2013 when she sold the Practice to the current owners - Southlink Health Services. The Practice moved to our current site in March 2016 and underwent the name change to Plimmer Steps Medical Centre.
Our small team of two GP’s, three Nurses, three Receptionists and a Practice Manager provide a friendly safe environment with a focus on professional holistic patient centred care.
Also see: Plimmer Steps Medical Centre Pamphlet
MBBS, MRCP, MRCGP
After initially spending my early childhood in Auckland my family relocated to the UK. NZ held a special place for me though and I returned after completing my secondary education to complete a degree in Marine Zoology at Auckland.
After some time in the job market though I decided it was people I will more interested in working with and I began medicine at St Bartholomew’s Medical College in London. Later I went on to practice medicine in various hospitals around the UK, including the Royal London, The John Radcliffe in Oxford and Truro, Cornwall.
I enjoyed Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthetics before then deciding on General Practice as my final destination. I have had some great work opportunities – in Melbourne and as a ship’s doctor, but I am loving Wellington life.
I have a young family with two children and enjoy getting out and about with them. I am a very keen All Blacks supporter and was at Ritchie’s first game in Dublin!
MBBCh, MRCGP, DCH, DRCOG, FRNZCGP, Skin Cancer College of Australasia Member
Dr Claire Jackson has worked at Plimmer Steps Medical Centre since 2010. She completed her General Practice specialist training in the UK and is a fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. Dr Jackson has a special interest in Skin Cancer Medicine and is a member of the Skin Cancer College of Australasia. She also has post graduate diplomas in Child Health and Woman’s Health. Dr Jackson has been in New Zealand since 2006 and spends her time away from the practice organising 3 children and dreaming of doing more travelling with her family.
MD, fellowship in Family Medicine, Family Medicine Department, Israel
Dr Vigasin grew up in Ukraine, completed her General Practice specialist training in Israel and has a post graduate diploma in Family Medicine from Tel Aviv University.
Dr Vigasin speaks English, Ukrainian, Hebrew and Russian.
She loves yoga, baking and hiking and enjoys free time with her family.
Joined the Practice in 2016. I have a background in Paediatrics and ICU nursing. My interests are in Primary Healthcare and Promotion
Anna and Jacqui.
Diploma of Physical Education (Otago)
Worked at Plimmer since 1999. Keen Triathlete when not injured. Loves spending time in her caravan and at some stage would like to travel around NZ and cycle lots of the bike trails around the country.
Christine, Katrina and Macy.