Main Staff


Jo MacFarlane
Owner and Registered Nurse

Jo completed her nursing degree in Wellington in 1986 and has worked in a variety of nursing areas medical, surgical wards and gerontology settings. She has a keen interest in all areas of older peoples health.

Premla Singh
Clinical Nurse Manager

Premla completed her nursing degree in Fiji (1987) and has worked in gerontology settings for the past 18 years. In recent years, she has worked in management and clinical support roles. Premla is very interested in older peoples health and is particularly interested in palliative care nursing. . 

Rena McArthur
Facility Manager

Rena has been working for Heritage Healthcare services for the past 9 years. She completed her Psychology degree in Wellington in 2011 and has a strong interest in older peoples mental health. Rena has close connections with Tui House residents and staff and enjoys working in a smaller facility.


From Suzi: Dear Rena, I don't know where to begin... we cannot thank you enough for the love and care of Jimmy received at Capella House. I would like to mention all the names of the nurses, carers and cooks who showed him kindness and respect- but I'm afraid i might miss someone out. You have the most amazing staff- who became more than that over the time Jimmy was with you. The smiles, pats on the arm, words of encouragement or empathy, the dignity with which he was treated and the sadness of the staff - all went to show that it was more than a job that they do. Your words of kindness and support went a long way to comfort us as well. Please pass onto EVERYONE huge thank-yous and hugs. What amazing people you all are. We will forever be in your debt. Big hugs and love, Suzi and the family.

We always feel welcome. Premla always contacts me with medical updates. I always feel its easy to contact Rena when needed. Staff have always been friendly, accommodating, and genuinely interested in our family member. “Hats off” to all of them.

Rena your staff are amazing as are you. The respect and care shown to mum is always evident. You have a very calm and gentle manner when passing on information about Mums condition and it always makes it a bit easier to have it explained so well.