About Three Rivers Medical
New Zealand’s government wants better sooner more convenient health services.
We are a group of health professionals who decided to make this vision a reality;
Three Rivers Medical opened in August 2012.
Three Rivers Medical is a purpose-built integrated medical centre just three minutes walk from the surf and sand of Waikanae Beach, as well as great cafés and restaurants. Facilities include a medical clinic, radiology, pharmacy, podiatry, MoleMap, physiotherapy, general surgeon and Turanga Health.
Three Rivers Medical sits in an area of Gisborne steeped in history close to where the Taruheru and Waimata Rivers join to form the Turanganui River. It's across the road from The Warehouse on the corner of Kahutia and Customhouse Streets.
It all began in 1979 when Dr Brian Gibson began a solo practice in the shopping centre on Delatour Road, next to a fish and chip shop. He joined with three other doctors to move into Kaiti Medical Centre which pharmacist David Moore built in 1982. The practice kept growing with more and more people enrolling, more doctors employed, and expansions to the building. Eventually, 30 years after it began, it was time to expand.
Around the same time the Ministry of Health said it wanted more of New Zealand’s healthcare done at the primary care level, so the management team at Kaiti Medical Centre built a modern, integrated, purpose-built medical centre in the heart of Gisborne. With the move, Kaiti Medical Centre became Three Rivers Medical.