About Akaroa Community Health Trust
Akaroa Hospital stood proudly on its Aylmers Valley hill site from 1926, with a view of the harbour and the sound of birdsong from nearby Garden of Tane, until the earthquakes of 2011 made it unusable.
Canterbury DHB are now building an Integrated Family Health Centre in the place of the hospital and our Akaroa & Bays community will extend this capacity by funding an aged care facility.
The community and the various private health businesses within the township supported the idea of a new community-owned business - Akaroa Health Limited - to integrate health services and operate the new Akaroa Health when the facility is built. It is intended Akaroa Health will be providing full services to the community from a new purpose built facility on the old hospital site in mid-2019, with building commencing in March 2018.
On this website, you will find information about the services, the building, the history, and on-going fundraising efforts within the community.
It is operated by the Akaroa Community Health Trustees who welcome input from the community through these addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org or Post Box 161, Akaroa 7542.