The objective of the Kaikoura Health Facility Charitable Trust is to provide for, support, develop, fund, contribute to and promote the provision of comprehensive health services and health related infrastructure across the Kaikoura District.

Trust Background

In 2012 it was announced that the Canterbury District Health Board would provide $10 million out of the $13.4 million needed to build a badly needed new hospital facility in the small town of Kaikoura. The Kaikoura Health Facility Charitable Trust was established to help raise funds to cover the $3.4 million.

All funds raised by the trust go toward the planned Kaikoura Integrated Family Health Centre, specifically for:

  • Equipment required to provide health care
  • Designing, planning and building (including all aspects of construction)
  • Fitting out a Kaikoura Health Facility

Kaikoura Hospital on opening day. June 3rd 1912

Current Hospital Facility Condition

Key parts of the Kaikoura Health Facility are 100 years old making it the oldest health facility in use in Canterbury, and possibly New Zealand. The key drivers for change and for investment to be made now are; facility quality and integration of care.

The fabric of the building is failing in most basic ways. It is past its service life and is at risk of sudden infrastructure failure (electric supply, heating, and water for example) and loss of accreditation. A new hospital will enable greater service integration, new models of care and more efficient delivery of health services.

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Current hospital facility condition


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