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History

We began in 1979 when Dr Brian Gibson began a solo practice in the Delatour Road shopping centre. He joined with three other doctors to move into Kaiti Medical Centre which pharmacist David Moore built in 1982. The practice grew, more people enrolled, and more doctors were employed. Eventually, 30 years after it began, it was time to expand. Around the same time the Ministry of Health said it wanted more healthcare provided at the primary level, so we built a modern, integrated, purpose-built medical centre in the heart of Gisborne and became Three Rivers Medical.

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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, and the practice kept growing – almost half of Gisborne’s population was enrolled with Kaiti Medical Centre.

Now the practice has four partners, 12 employee doctors, 20 nurses and ten admin staff.

As the practice kept expanding, so did the building, but after 30 years the options to expand were shrinking.

Meanwhile 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 decided it was time to build a modern, integrated, purpose-built medical centre in the heart of Gisborne. With the move came a change of name to Three Rivers Medical.