Te Waiora House

Te Waiora House is a retreat / respite centre for adults who need a break from the stresses of daily life. It is set in 14 acres of gardens and country side, providing a peaceful and relaxed rural environment approximately 60 minutes from Christchurch. The modern home is fully equipped and has 5 comfortable bedrooms … Continued

Medication Management

The CDHB have funded a free service that can be accessed through your local pharmacy to help you manage your medication. It involves a consultation with an accredited pharmacist and can take place at your local pharmacy or in your own home. 81 of the 109 pharmacies in Canterbury have an accredited pharmacist. It is … Continued


A free, 24 hour, seven day, telephone healthline. The healthline has been set up to improve access to health and disability services. The call centre is staffed by registered nurses. They do not diagnose or treat health problems over the ‘phone but assess the situation by asking a series of questions and utilising a sophisticated … Continued

Respiratory Relief Society

The aims of the Society are to support improve and educate people who have respiratory problems. Hospital Physiotherapists take appropriate exercises at meetings on: Tuesdays, 1pm to 2.15pm at the Aldred Methodist Church, Nancy Avenue (just off Innes Road), St Albans and on Thursdays, 1pm to 2.15pm at the Pioneer Stadium, Lyttelton Street, Spreydon. Sessions … Continued

Medic Alert Foundation NZ Inc

The Medic Alert wrist bracelet, Neck pendant and chain, wallet card may be ordered through a G.P. or by ringing the number above. They enable records of particular medical condition(s) to be recorded for immediate access in cases of urgent need e.g. collapse of a diabetic.  For further information on costs etc ring the above … Continued

Te Puawaitanga (Maori Health)

Concerned with the health of Maori women and actively promotes healthy lifestyles. Programmes include: Well child – Tamarikiora Outreach immunisation Parents as first teachers programme Incredible years programme Breast feeding advocacy service Early childhood transition programme Disease state management – outreach nurses Wakaura workshops Kaitoko whanau – social and housing issues

Heart Foundation of NZ

The Foundation promotes healthy lifestyles and research into heart disease. Offers advice and education for people with heart problems.


Help you find the right answers for health care help now – all the relevant information is just a phone call away. Help4U is a 24-hour health information, coordination and navigation service. They make it easy for you to find all the answers, make decisions and coordinate your health care appropriately. So, with a single … Continued

Seniorline and Super Seniors website

Senior line 0800 725 463 Helping older people navigate the health system. Information for older people to help make decisions about staying at home, retirement villages, home care, day care and rest homes. The website is designed to give information on superannuation entitlements, finances, health services and SuperGold discounts.