Nelson Marlborough

Nelson Marlborough has been dubbed the artistic capital with a thriving urban centre and one of New Zealand's sunniest regions.

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Te Whatu Ora | Nelson Marlborough

Nelson Marlborough is the main health provider for the Top of the South with over 3,000 team members; we are largest employer in the region. Supporting the health and wellbeing of over 150,000 citizens across Nelson Marlborough, and Tasman.

Nelson Marlborough

Sunny Nelson is the geographical centre of New Zealand, renowned for its spectacular natural environment. Picton is renowned for stunning scenic bays, fishing spots, boutique accommodation and water sports. Blenheim has the largest wine growing area in the country, the hub of the famous Marlborough wine district.

The Nelson Marlborough region, located at the top of the South Island of Aotearoa New Zealand, has a combined population of approximately 145,000 people and is known for its stunning natural scenery, sunshine, wine, and outdoor recreation opportunities.

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Hospitals and Healthcare Providers

Nelson and Wairau (Blenheim) are the main hospitals. Our regional services support all parts of the community. We focus on building teams; practice environments that retain, grow, enable, and extend the workforce. 

The Nelson Marlborough region has two other hospitals as part of our organisation these are:

  • Alexander Hospital has two main services being Older Persons Mental Health – Community, and Older Persons Mental Health Admissions Unit and cares for people with conditions related to Dementia and mental health decline requiring a short stay for assessment and referring to aged residential care or a support service.

  • Murchison hospital which provides specialised staff to respond to accidents and emergencies via 111. Has a 6-bed aged care facility and offers a Health Centre for general practitioner clinics.


Community Health Centres

  • Richmond Health Hub
  • Marlborough Health Hub
  • Motueka Health Centre
  • Golden Bay Health Centre
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Medical Services

Here's a list of medical services and specialties offered in Nelson Marlborough, in alphabetical order:

Services A to G

Accessing urgent dental care during Alert Level 3
Acute and urgent mental health services
Adolescent oral health service
After hours and emergency services
Alcohol and drug addiction services
Alcohol harm prevention
Assessment, treatment and rehabilitation
B4 school check programme
Biosecurity and safety at NZ borders
Burial and cremation duties
Cancer screening and support services
Cardiology services
Child and Family/Whānau Safety Service
Child and youth mental health services
Child oral health service
Childhood immunisation
Clinical psychology
Communicable illnesses
Community and outpatient services
Community mental health services
Day stay procedures
Disability services for under-65s
Disability Support Services
Drinking-water supply safety
Emergency departments
Endocrinology services
Family health services
Free Phone Helplines
Gastroenterology services
General practices

Services H to Z

Haematology services
Hazardous substance management
Healthy homes
Hospital dental services
Hospital pharmacies
Hygiene and clean water during a flood
Inpatient and Outpatient Specialist Mental Health Services
Join the trend – quit smoking for World Smokefree Day
Medical and surgical services
Medical unit
Medlab South
Mental health and addiction services
Māori community health services
Māori health services
Māori mental health services
Needs Assessment Service
Nelson Marlborough public health nursing service
Neonatal units
Nephrology (renal medicine) services
Neurology services
New stop-smoking services aim for success
Nutrition and dietetics
Occupational therapy
Oncology (cancer treatment)
Oral health education
Oral health services (dental care)
Palliative care
Plastic surgery
Radiology services
Resource Management Act duties
Respiratory medicine
Safe sleep for babies
Services for older people
Sexual and reproductive health services
Social work
Speech and language therapy
Suicide prevention
Support World Smokefree Day 31 May
Surgical outpatient services
Te Waka Hauora hospital service
Women’s health

Local Information

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For short-term stays

 Getting around

  • Nbus operates routes from the Nelson city centre to outer suburbs​. 
  • Taxis and Ubers also operate in Nelson and rental vehicles are also available.

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Relocating to Nelson Marlborough

Need some help with settling in? Use our settlement booklet as a handy guide to refer back to any time so you can feel right at home in Aotearoa in no time. 

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