We provide primary health care for a population of approx 4000 in a rural part of Mid Canterbury 30 mins from Ashburton where there is a General Hospital with Maternity services, and 90 mins from Christchurch Public Hospital. We belong to Pegasus PHO.
The practice was formed in 1985 with the construction of the original building, which was extended and renovated in 2011. Currently we have 5 GP’s, 1 GP registrar and a Nurse Practitioner. The practice also employs an office manager, 4 receptionists, 4 practice nurses and 2 relieving practice nurses.
The medical centre is equipped to deal with all primary care. We have a small Xray unit for peripheral radiology and also have plastering facilities. Nurses take blood specimens, with courier pick up 3 times a day.
PHO funded Services, consulting as required:
- Mental Health Worker
- Youth Mental Health Worker
- District Nurses, based in our rooms but contracted by Ashburton Hospital
Other Private Services:
- G&E Dental , 3-5 days per week
- Osteopath – weekly
- Podiatrist – monthly
- Physiotherapist – in separate rooms within our building
The ambulance service is provided by St John First Response Team. We are PRIME doctors and nurses, and therefore can respond to all 111 calls in our area. We work with the Rakaia Medical Centre providing after hours services in a proportional roster system.