Recovery Matters

Zippy Gaven

SANC – Professional Nurse

“Don’t be hard on yourself… You have taken the first step towards a better life.”

Zippy is a South African Council registered professional nurse with over ten years experience in psychiatry and substance abuse nursing. She trained and qualified in 1987 at the George Sterkman Hospital in the former Boputhatswana. She has also completed a course in community nursing.

Prior to joining Houghton House in 2006, Zippy worked in the substance abuse ward of two psychiatric facilities. She is responsible for attending to patients, dispensing medication, carrying out assessments, screening patients and reporting on progress.

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