It involves working with all of those concerned to ensure their knowledge and needs are taken into account, and this inevitably takes time. We are pleased to now have a final Model of Care, released by Canterbury DHB in January 2018. The model of care outlines those services that could be of value to the Akaroa & Bays community now and / or in the future. It serves as a reference document for the Community Health Advisory Group who will constantly evaluate whether the services provided match the community need.


Your Community Health Advisory Group is chaired by Trustee Pam Richardson. This group will champion the community’s attitudes, suggestions and concerns in relation to health services over time and communicate these to the Akaroa Community Health Trust. To find out more, click on the button to download the Model of Care document, or contact Pam directly at

Since Akaroa lost its community hospital following the 2010/11 earthquakes local health services have been provided between the GP Practice, Canterbury District Health Board and Pompallier House Trust.


Following extensive negotiations between the Akaroa community and local and regional health services, it was agreed a new Health Centre would be built by Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) that would integrate the above services and include 4 in-patient beds. Eight additional residential care beds have been incorporated in the design of the new building which will be paid for by community fundraising. 

The success of our community-owned, integrated family health centre requires the design of services and facilities that meet the needs of the local community and are also economically viable. 

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