Clutha Health First Hospital Services
Clutha Health First provides a wide range of services to the people in the Clutha District within its building and within the community settings. We offer to our community:
- Inpatient services with a 15 bed inpatient unit and palliative care unit
- Maternity services with a small rural primary maternity unit staffed by registered nurses and midwives
- Midwifery services practicing out in the community
- District nursing services
- Day rehabilitation for the elderly
- Occupational therapy services
- Social work services (medical)
- Needs assessment services to older people
- Outpatient clinics with specialists visiting regularly from Dunedin Public Hospital
- General practitioners provide primary care services from our facility
- Radiology services provided by Otago Radiology
- Laboratory services provided by Southern Community Laboratories
- Physiotherapy services provided by Southern Physio Services
- Mental health services provided by Southern District Health Board
- Public health nursing provided by Southern District Health Board
- Mobile surgical services operating theatre visits every 5 weeks.
Our hours of operation are from 0830 - 1800 Monday to Friday, with after hours services being available from 1800 - 0830 daily and at weekends. Please feel free to contact us on (03) 419 0500 with any queries.
Clutha Health Incorporated
Clutha Health Incorporated is a Community Trust made up of people appointed to its Board of Directors from within the community for a three year term. This Incorporated Society was established when Balclutha was faced with possible closure of its local hospital, the community rallied and took over control of its secondary health system.
Clutha Health Incorporated owns the buildings currently occupied by Clutha Health First at 9-11 Charlotte Street and 24 Clyde Street.
Clutha Health Incorporated is committed to encouraging and supporting the health needs of the wider community.
Inpatient Ward Visiting:
2pm - 8pm daily. If you need to visit outside of these hours, please call 419 0550 prior to discuss this with the patient's nurse.
Maternity Ward Visiting:
2pm - 5pm daily. Partners and immediate family have no restriction on these visiting times.
General Practice Hours:
Weekdays: Doors open, and telephone appointments are taken from 8.30am Monday - Friday.
Consultations start from 9.00am.
Evening clinics from 6.00pm - 9.00pm.
Weekends: Urgent clinics from 9.00am - 6.00pm.
Outside of the hours above, patient access is through our triage service by phoning 419 0500.
After Hours Services
If you require urgent medical attention, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO call an ambulance by dialling 111.… More
Our inpatient ward has 15 beds. We cater for acute medical, rehabilitation and palliative care patients.… More
Outpatient Clinic Services
Our Outpatient Department houses visiting specialists that come to Balclutha to hold their specialist clinics.… More
Day Rehabilitation Programme
Clutha Health First runs a day rehabilitation programme three days per week.… More
The Clutha Health First District Nurses are based at Clutha Health First and carry out their work in the homes of the patients in the community.… More
Clutha Health First general practice is a Cornerstone Accredited Practice located within the Balclutha Township.… More
Laboratory (Southern Community Laboratories)
Southern Community Laboratories is proud to have been a part of Clutha Health First since it first began operation in 1998.… More
The Clutha Health First Primary Birthing Unit is a primary birthing facility that has a reputation for providing one on one care to new parents in a friendly, quiet and ‘homely' environment, staffed by a small team of local qualified nurses and midwives.… More
Here at Clutha Health First we believe pregnancy and childbirth are normal everyday life events, and are delighted to be able to offer midwifery care (Lead Maternity Care).… More
Mental Health Services
Free helpline information
24/7 confidential and free suicide crisis helpline.… More
Mobile Surgical Services
On its 5 week cycle of New Zealand providing low risk elective day surgical services to the rural communities, Clutha Health First is a stop for the Mobile Surgical Services ‘Bus’, a fully equipped state of the art Mobile Operating Theatre.… More
Needs Assessment is a process to identify your need for support services.… More
Occupational therapy is a professional health service, which uses carefully selected purposeful activities to promote, restore and maintain or develop an individual’s ability to accomplish tasks that are relevant to their daily lives.… More
Radiology - X-Ray (Pacific Radiology)
Pacific Radiology Ltd is a private company wholly owned by radiologists resident in Otago and Southland.… More
Within our Clutha Health First Community Team we have a social worker that provides services to those in the inpatient ward and within the community.… More
Dunedin - South Otago
Day Rehabilitation Programme (03) 419 0500
District Nurses (03) 419 0530
General Practice (03) 419 0500
Laboratory: Southern Community Laboratories (03) 418 0042
Maternity Ward (03) 419 0540
Mental Health Team (03) 419 0440
Needs Assessment (03) 419 0520
Occupational Therapy (03) 419 0525
Outpatient Department (03) 419 0570
Physiotherapy: SPS Physio (03) 419 0435
Public Health Nurses (03) 419 0465
Social Work (03) 419 0523
X-ray: Pacific Radiology (03) 419 0500
9-11 Charlotte Street
9-11 Charlotte Street
PO Box 46
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This page was last updated at 12:58PM on June 4, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Clutha Health First Hospital Services.