Your Specialist Healthcare Staff Provider

Holistic Care for the NZ Health System

Filcare is a niche healthcare recruiter based in the Waikato, New Zealand, providing nursing staff to New Zealand health providers. We provide experienced and highly skilled nursing staff for rest homes and hospitals. As New Zealand has a shortage of qualified and experienced nurses, we help to bridge the gap.

Our Values




Our Nurses

All nurses that Filcare chooses to work with are passionate, experienced, and excited about embarking on a new nursing role here in New Zealand. Their focus is on providing people-centred health care services to enhance patient journeys and better health outcomes. All our candidates are registered with the New Zealand Nursing Council, experienced, and ready to start working for you.

Michelle Aculana – Owner / Director

Michelle is the founder of the company. She is a registered nurse and also has a degree in business. She came to New Zealand in 2008 with her husband who is a senior mechanic. They have four children and have built a wonderful life in the rural township of Tokoroa. Michelle has been a NZ Registered Nurse since 2016 and worked in Rangiura Rest Home in Putaruru and in Tokoroa Hospital as a Nurse and Nurse Coordinator. With her team both in New Zealand and Quezon City, just northeast of Manila in the Philippines, she has the network and connections to find the right fit for your healthcare delivery needs.

Douwe Hoogstra – Advisor

Douwe is an experienced business advisor and coach, and assists with the strategic and operational development of the company. He is based in the Waikato, and regularly travels to Auckland. He has successfully managed and operated and grown a number of businesses including his own, and is passionate about working with business owners to achieve their dreams and build successful companies. He works with clients across New Zealand.

Our Mission

Filcare’s mission is to fill the gaps of the nursing shortage in New Zealand by outsourcing skilled, exceptionally competent nurses and healthcare workforce from overseas, the Philippines in particular, that will provide holistic care to the New Zealand health system.

Our Vision

We envision a future of an excellent health care system wherein New Zealanders will experience safe quality health care services with abundance of human resource with
grounded values of 3 C’s: Caring, Compassion and Commitment, and we are dedicated to delivering excellent skills.

Our Why

Filcare is about sharing gratitude and giving back to nurses to assist them with their professional and personal growth and guide them in achieving their long-term goals of a better pay scale and balanced work-life lifestyle, with the wide range of opportunities that New Zealand has to offer.