Great Barrier Island Community Health Trust

Great Barrier Island Health Information

Vehicle Fleet

The Health Trust currently owns a fleet of vehicles which are rented to Aotea Health Limited.

A 1990 grant by the Health Department provided a vehicle for the resident doctor. This was viewed by the department as a targeted way of assisting the doctor to meet patient needs in a community spanning more than 80 km of gravel roads.

In 2019 the modernised fleet provides transport for doctors and rural nurses.

Road surface improvements throughout Aotea / Great Barrier over the past 10 years have been significant; the entire “main” road from Port Fitzroy south to Tryphena wharf is now sealed. However, many people live in remote locations accessed by gravel / dirt tracks; the health team need to have a selection of vehicles suitable to the island conditions.

Mrs Patricia Sanderson surveys some of the fleet.
Mrs Patricia Sanderson surveys some of the fleet.

Great Barrier Island Emergency Numbers

Port Fitzroy Nurses Cottage4290-047
In the unlikely event of no answer at the numbers above, dial 111.