Etu Pasifika establishes new clinic

Clinic 2017A new Pacific health clinic has been officially opened in Christchurch last week.

The clinic will cater to the Pacific population of Canterbury, and ensure the continuity of health services to families in Christchurch.

Etu Pasifika General Manager, Gafa Tuiloma says Etu Pasifika is fortunate to offer a primary care base to provide greater access to health care for Pacific families living in Christchurch.

Canterbury has been without a specific provider of Pacific health services since Pacific Trust Canterbury shut its doors last year in September.

Etu Pasifika was set up to re-establish a Pacific health clinic and continue its services for our Pacific communities in the South Island.

The clinic will allow Etu Pasifika to continue providing culturally appropriate healthcare services and operate as a Pacific health hub for Pacific community.

Opening with the support of the Canterbury DHB, Pegasus Health and Pasifika Futures, the clinic aims to provide a very low cost and affordable service to struggling families.

Mr Tuiloma says the clinic will provide improved capacity for the local Pacific community.

“We are excited to launch an exceptional care facility for our Pacific families in Canterbury. Through our model of care, we continue to support our families through our duty to the communities we serve.”

“The need for a health clinic is critical for our community as we were getting patients dropping into the building each day to see if the clinic is open.”

“The opening of this service is a key achievement for Etu Pasifika and we look forward to seeing the ongoing development of our organisation in this space.”

Etu Pasifika health clinic is based at 173 Montreal St.

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm.
Appointments can be made by phoning (03) 365 1002 during opening hours.

Published 31st March 2017