Akaroa Health Centre

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Akaroa Health Centre - seeking help to rebuild our earthquake demolished medical services for the benefit of locals & visitors

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Akaroa - a small isolated community with a big heart - is seeking financial help to rebuild our earthquake demolished medical services.

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. Consequently, it was demolished and only basic services have been offered from makeshift premises since.

Our Akaroa and Bays community is now teaming up with Canterbury District Health Board to build an Integrated Family Health Centre in the place of the hospital. The community’s fundraising target is $3 million. This will ensure we are able to incorporate fundamental health services with aged care. Through spirited fundraising events and generous individuals we have raised over $1 million so far. Locals have dug deep however it’s a high target for a town of 700 people and sparsely populated surrounding bays. With construction now underway, the countdown is on for us to reach our target.

We are seeking your financial help to rebuild our vital services for the benefit of locals and the thousands of New Zealand and international guests that visit us annually. Our small teams of professional and volunteer services provide huge support in times of emergency, we’d like to see them operate safely from appropriate premises and provide for our community from infancy to older years.

We appreciate there are so many causes worthy of your support - any assistance with helping us raise the community contribution will be a terrific help.

Hopefully you’ll not require our health services, however, you’ll have made a significant difference in the lives of many.

Your donation will go directly into the account of the Akaroa Community Health Trust. The Trust is responsible for the responsible management of funds raised. $2.5 million of the funds raised will be directly contributed to the building of the facility, enabling eight aged care beds to be added to the four flexi beds and general practice. $0.5 million will be used to establish an operating company that can manage and sustain the health services most needed by our community and guests.

Medical incidents and accidents in such an isolated area need to have the facilities to care as demand dictates. This combined bay community offers many voluntary hours to assist with such call outs - helping us financially would be a terrific help.

This Give a Little page allows for credit card donations - if you wish to donate by direct credit or cheque please email for details - or with any questions.

- support from donors will allow vital facilities to be reinstated - for the benefit of all who visit or reside in the area.

Any monetary assistance is greatly appreciated - and may you have confidence that Akaroa has the medical facilities required but hopefully have no need of them!

Thank you so very much from Akaroa and the bays :)

More about us

Akaroa Health Centre - a small community with a big heart seeking financial help to rebuild our earthquake demolished medical services for the benefit of locals and holidaying visitors alike.

There are so many needy causes - any assistance with helping us raise the community contribution to reinstate medical facilities in this very isolated and popular area is greatly appreciated.

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. Consequently, it was demolished and only basic services have been offered from makeshift premises since.

Our Akaroa and Bays community is now teaming up with Canterbury District Health Board to build an Integrated Family Health Centre in the place of the hospital. The community’s fundraising target is $3 million. This will ensure we are able to incorporate fundamental health services with aged care. Through spirited fundraising events and generous individuals we have raised over $1 million so far. Locals have dug deep however it’s a high target for a town of 700 people and sparsely populated surrounding bays. With construction now underway, the countdown is on for us to reach our target.

We are seeking your financial help to rebuild our vital services for the benefit of locals and the thousands of New Zealand and international guests that visit us annually. Our small teams of professional and volunteer services provide huge support in times of emergency, we’d like to see them operate safely from appropriate premises and provide for our community from infancy to older years.

We appreciate there are so many causes worthy of your support - any assistance with helping us raise the community contribution will be a terrific help.

Hopefully you’ll not require our health services, however, you’ll have made a significant different in the lives of many.

Your donation will go directly into the account of the Akaroa Community Health Trust. The Trust is responsible for the responsible management of funds raised. $2.5 million of the funds raised will be directly contributed to the building of the facility, enabling eight aged care beds to be added to the four flexi beds and general practice. $0.5 million will be used to establish an operating company that can manage and sustain the health services most needed by our community and guests. many worthwhile causes - any financial assistance with helping us raise funds is greatly appreciated. Canterbury District Health Board is starting construction of the Integrated Family Health Centre - the community has raised almost $1 million and needs to raise a further $2 million to support the project and ensure a wide range of needs are addressed, and get the centre running. It's a huge responsibility - but $1m down $2m to go are progressive steps.

This lovely area of New Zealand is becoming increasingly popular for holidaying visitors - support from donors will assist in vital facilities to be reinstated.

Any monetary assistance is greatly appreciated - and may you have confidence that Akaroa has the medical facilities if required but hopefully have no need of them!

Use of funds

Raising the community portion will support the construction phase of the Integrated Family Health Centre - and get the centre running to care for all who need medical help.

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Latest update

Akaroa Health Centre  15 June 2020

Posted by: Akaroa Health Centre

Gosh - I am well overdue for an update on this page. Fabulous to still be receiving donations and every bit helps towards our community contribution :) Thank you.

The new health centre is looking great and a fabulous asset to the village and community locals and visitors :)

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Latest donations

Clarke's
Clarke's on 03 Oct 2020
From Tom, Chloe, Oliver and Isabel.
$4
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 31 Jul 2020
$50
Paul
Paul on 15 Jun 2020
In memory of Janice Mould
$100
Akaroa Health Centre

Thank you Paul - what a lovely gesture :) Kind Regards Alison

Akaroa Health Centre
Doris
Doris on 02 Feb 2020
$50
Akaroa Health Centre

Thank you so much for your support. Apologies for the delay in my comment :)

Akaroa Health Centre
Clarke Jacobs
Clarke Jacobs on 09 Dec 2019
$50
Akaroa Health Centre

Many thanks - I have been remiss in not spotting all of these. The new health centre is providing a great service in our community for locals and visitors :) Your help is appreciated

Akaroa Health Centre

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