Story: Primary health care

Newtown Union Health Service (1st of 2)

Newtown Union Health Service

From the late 1980s trade unions set up health centres so low-income people could access affordable primary health care. The Newtown Union Health Service in Wellington opened in 1987. The multi-language sign, shown here in 2011, demonstrates the diverse communities the service caters for.

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Michael Belgrave, 'Primary health care - Reforming the system, 1970s–21st century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 September 2021)

Story by Michael Belgrave, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 Apr 2019