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Ngai Tahu Property big investor in new $7.5 million IFHC for Akaroa

Ngai Tahu Property big investor in new $7.5 million IFHC for Akaroa
Thursday 18 December 2014, 11:19AM

Ngai Tahu Property is investing $5.75 million into a $7.5 million community-owned and operated integrated family health centre being developed in Akaroa

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Ngai Tahu Property big investor in new $7.5 million IFHC for Akaroa

Ngai Tahu Property big investor in new $7.5 million IFHC for AkaroaThursday 18 December 2014, 11:41AM

A community-owned and operated integrated family health centre is being developed in Akaroa with Ngai Tahu Property initially investing $5.75 million in the $7.5 million facility.

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Telemedicine is gaining momentum in DHBs, but primary care is lagging behind as it has a lot of barriers to overcome, Telehealth Forum chair John Garrett says.

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