News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 

New Pacific provider opens in Christchurch

3 October 2016

New Pacific provider opens in Christchurch


A new Pacific provider has been established in Christchurch.

The new provider is called ‘Etu Pasifika Ltd’ – meaning Pacific Star.

The provider is a newly registered entity which has been established to ensure that services, jobs and most importantly Pacific families are supported following the closing of Pacific Trust Canterbury.

Etu Pasifika Ltd will be chaired by Dr Nick Giblin, a well-respected Fijian General Practitioner. He will be supported by Papa John Pitomaki, a Cook Island Metua, Fr Paulo Filoialii from St Bernadettes Parish, Dr Jitoko Cama, a Fijian Surgeon and Dr Staverton Kautoke, a Tongan doctor.

The newly appointed General Manager of the organisation is Mr Gafa Tuiloma who was previously Acting Director of Pasifika Development at the University of Canterbury.

Etu Pasifika Ltd has secured a property at 173 Montreal St and will be delivering Whānau Ora services and is in partnership with Canterbury District Health Board to deliver a range of other services to Pacific communities.

Discussions are also underway to re-establish a Pacific Health clinic.

Etu Pasifika is a Limited Liability Charitable Company owned by the Pasifika Medical Association.

Dr Kiki Maoate President of the Pasifika Medical Association says “We are very pleased to be able to ensure the continuity of services to our families in Christchurch and we look forward to seeing the ongoing development of Etu Pasifika in this space.”

Etu Pasifika Ltd will serve a growing Pacific population in Christchurch with an increasing demand for a culturally appropriate health hub for community to address the complex issues faced by Pacific families.

ENDS.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 


Howard Davis: Estère At San Fran

Appearing at Wellington's San Fran to promote her new single, Calculated Risk, the local musician sutured together a highly impressive set of syncopated soul beats, weaving a brilliant dance cloth of iridescent splendour.More>>

Back On The Stairway To Heaven: Led Zeppelin Wins Over Spirit

In March, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeal upheld an original jury finding that Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven did not infringe copyright in Spirit’s 1968 song Taurus. Michael Skidmore, who had filed the suit in 2014 as trustee of the ... More>>


Amazon Original: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm - Trailer And Launch Date

OFFICIAL TRAILER: “BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM: DELIVERY OF PRODIGIOUS BRIBE TO AMERICAN REGIME FOR MAKE BENEFIT ONCE GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN” Film to Launch Globally on October 23rd Exclusively on Amazon Prime Video... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland