Roderick Pirotta CNCAbout Me
Roderick Pirotta was born and lived in Naxxar, Malta until the age of 24yrs.
He trained as a Registered Nurse in Dublin, Ireland and then worked in England for a couple of years. He immigrated to Australia in 1991. For the last17 years, he worked in various roles with persons living with dementia and inMental Health of Old Age. He was the Manager of several Aged CareFacilities including St Dominic’s Hostel in Blacktown; commissioned and managed a 40-bed dementia unit with Hammond Care and worked with people with challenging behaviours for several years at Lottie Stewart Hospital.
Between the years 2004 and 2008, he worked with the Psychiatry of Old Age Team in Blacktown as Clinical Nurse Specialist. Roderick joined the
Nepean/Blue Mountains ACAT Team in April 2008 as a Clinical Nurse Consultant -Dementia Support.
His qualifications include several certificates in Management, Psychiatry of Old Age, Post-Graduate Diploma in Community Nursing, Masters of Nursing (Gerontology) and Master of Arts (Theology). Roderick held the position of Treasurer of the Psychogeriatric Nurses Association Australia (PGNA) for more than 10 years and in 2017, he was elected as President of the same Association.