Located 30 km southwest of Christchurch, Leeston is a peaceful and family-friendly town known for its farmland and dairy farming for a relaxed lifestyle. Additionally, Leeston's proximity to popular destinations like Christchurch City, Hanmer Springs, and Akaroa, and a half-day drive from Queenstown and Wanaka, offers fantastic skiing, mountain climbing, hiking, and fishing opportunities.
With our growing community, our practice is growing as well. We dedicate our service to "Caring for Ellesmere" which is our motto. Our practice is a GP Registrar Training practice which is Cornerstone Accredited and Foundation Accredited. We have three experienced General Practitioners, a Registrar GP, a dedicated Nursing team, a Health Improvement Practitioner, a Health Coach, and an experienced administrative staff who collaborate to deliver exceptional care.
Committed to equitable access for all
Leeston Medical Centre is committed to ensuring that all patients – regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, culture, socio-economic status, geographical location, wellness and ability – have equitable access to our health services. This commitment includes our Māori patients and acknowledges the importance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
We have appointed an Equity Champion to help us drive our equity initiatives.
What equity means to us:
Taking an equitable approach means showing genuine care and respect to all patients; acknowledging every one as individuals and recognizing their varying needs.
We will strive to provide every patient with the medical and wellbeing attention they need, without prejudice and through being mindful of unintentional bias.
How our patients will experience equity:
Every patient will feel acknowledged and welcomed by friendly staff who make eye contact and greet them by saying their name.
They will feel safe and secure upon entering our environment and will have a positive experience of their visit to our practice, which will include:
feeling comfortable in our waiting areas.
experiencing genuine rapport with the medical professional they are seeing.
feeling valued, listened to and understood.
feeling as though the medical professional cares about them.
being fully informed about their condition, the treatment options available and potential outcomes to enable them to make the best decision with regards to their healthcare.
feeling confident enough to ask questions about their health and medical care.
not feeling judged by their appearance, socio-economic status, culture, religion or gender.
the medical professional checking that everything has been explained properly and asking what questions the patient has.
Every patient would leave the practice feeling satisfied that they had been treated well and given the most relevant and professional advice. They would leave having no concerns about returning to the medical practice for another visit.