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Clutha Health First Entrance

Clutha Health First was set up by its community with the aim to ensure the continuing provision of the best possible range of services for the Clutha community. It is community owned and operated.

The hospital is in the commercial centre of Balclutha and is situated 80 km south of Dunedin. Balclutha, with a population of just under 5,000, is the geographical and service centre of the Clutha District which has a population of 18,186 people. The hospital has 17 beds, including three maternity beds and it supplies community services and a comprehensive outpatient service. It rents out space to the general practitioners, physiotherapists, lab, and X‑ray providers thus providing all those services under one roof.

Regional Co-ordinator

David Mason 2021 image

Dr David Mason
Regional Co-ordinator
Clutha Health First
Rural Medical Immersion Programme


Clutha Health Student Room
Clutha Health First student room

RMIP student in mobile surgical services bus
RMIP student in the mobile surgical services bus