Newtown Medical Centre is a large integrated family health centre which Dr Earl Stevenson-Wright took over from Dr Childs in 1937. Dr Stevenson-Wright was a prisoner of war for a couple of years before he returned to resume practice in 1946. Newtown Medical Centre was given its name in 1983. Dr Jill Shepherd has been at Newtown Medical Centre for over 30 years.
The centre was established as a multidisciplinary facility for the Newtown community and this vision has been maintained and strengthened over the years with 10 GPs and a range of health professionals working on and off site in a collaborative way. This also includes an onsite pharmacy. There are also a number of other visiting specialist services.
Newtown Medical Centre participates in training medical students and student nurses based on existing relationships with local Universities.
Newtown Medical Centre has a strong record of innovation and collaboration with a great in house infrastructure and culture for adoption of new ideas and change management. Our people and our culture are our core asset. We support our people to feel impassioned, engaged and aligned to our service. Our commitment to you is to support you to be well.
HealthCare for our community
We are a Cornerstone accredited integrated family health centre caring for an enrolled population of 10,000 patients, providing a wide range of services, including acute services, minor operations and nurse-led clinics.
Newtown Medical Centre is part of the Health Care Home programme in association with Tu Ora Health Network. The Health Care Home is a model of healthcare that supports general practice to be the health care hub and care co-ordinator for its enrolled patients.
We are a Practice Aiming for Excellence
Aiming for Excellence is the quality standard for general practice in New Zealand.
Aiming for Excellence sets out advanced and aspirational criteria for practices to achieve over and above the requirements of Foundation Standard.
Supporting our communities’ diversity
The Newtown Medical Centre team speak a variety of languages to support all cultures within our community:
Tongan, Samoan, Gujarati, Hindi, Fijian Indian, Mandarin