Rural Health Services 

Our Rural Health Services covers a wide range of services in rural areas. There is a total of 9 rural hospitals across Canterbury, the largest being Ashburton Hospital. Services offered within our rural locations extend to general medicine and surgery, palliative care, maternity services, gynaecology services, assessment treatment and rehabilitation services for the elderly and long-term care for the elderly including specialised dementia care and diagnostic services.

Also offered are rural community support services: day care services, district nursing, home support, meals on wheels and clinical nurse specialist services in many areas including respiratory, cardiac, diabetes, wound care, urology, continence and stoma therapy.

The Rural Health Service also operates Tuarangi Home, a facility providing hospital care for the elderly in Ashburton.

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