Hutt City Health Centres was established in April 2010 in response to a critical shortage of primary care in our Hutt Valley community. We have since enrolled over 9,000 patients in two locations, Hutt Central and Wainuiomata. Our role continues to grow.

We have a commitment as a teaching practice for medical and nursing students, post graduate trainees and registrars as well as providing continuing medical education for our own staff. Our local hospital is Hutt Hospital, managed by Wairarapa and Hutt Valley DHBs.

Our premises

In 2014 our Hutt City Central practice outgrew our initial High Street premises and moved into a new purpose-built Medical Centre at 5 Raroa Road. This has allowed us to expand the health services we offer you and provide attractive surrounds for our patients. Our new building is one of the safest in Lower Hutt, built to post-Christchurch seismic, construction and fire codes.

Also in 2013 we took over a Medical Centre in Wainuiomata, which is now located at 5 Fitzherbert Road. ‘Wainui’ is a very special place with its own character, friendly people and a true sense of community. We are fortunate to be part of it. In 2016 we took over Fitzherbert Medical and have relocated our Wainuiomata practice to 5 Fitzherbert Road.

Our goals

Being the best we can for those within our care remains our goal. We take this seriously.

In the future we will continue to focus on initiatives that provide improvements in healthcare for Hutt Valley and Wainuiomata. We want to educate, encourage and support our patients to achieve healthy lifestyles and live healthy lives.

Our promise

We are committed to not only treating you when you are unwell or injured but also to keeping you well. We endeavour to provide a high standard of services focusing on your health and wellness.

Enrol  

We are not currently enrolling new patients.

Our People


Practice Manager
Raewyn Montgomery

Clinical Director
Vacancy

Nurse Lead
Chris Milne

Nursing Team

  • Beatrice 
  • Natalie
  • Sarah 
  • Liz
  • Ramandeep
  • Tracy (PCPA)

Administration Team

  • Jodine, Admin Team Lead
  • Tiana (on leave)
  • Helen
  • Naomi
  • Kate
  • Gillian, Finance Administrator

Dr Balram Dhillon

Balram works at our Lower Hutt clinic Monday mornings and Tuesday evenings. 

Born In Malaysia, completed a degree in Radiography in Australia and Bachelors of Medicine

Interest - Family medicine, dermatology  and minor surgery

Speaks multiple languages (Hindi, Punjabi, English, Indonesian, Malaysian) and builds rapport easily with my patients

 

Dr Kelvin DeGinder

Kelvin works at our Wainui clinic on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Kelvin brings 45 years of international medical training and experience to our team.  He completed postgraduate pediatric training at Los Angeles County Hospital and Cedars-Sinai Hospital followed by aerospace medicine and flight training with the United States Navy. After completing military service in the Pacific as a Flight Surgeon Kelvin practiced family medicine and travel medicine for 20 years in Hawaii before 3 years additional industrial medicine, emergency trauma and dive chamber experience at a government project on a remote Pacific island. He and his wife Haunani moved to New Zealand in 2003 where he qualified as a Rural Hospital GP and has served in clinics and rural hospitals from Kaitaia all the way south to Wellington, which he describes as his favorite place in New Zealand. When asked which part of his experience he currently enjoys the most, Kelvin always answers... "Pediatrics--I really love working with the tamariki"  He describes his second love as travel and adventure medicine, where he applies his experience at remote overseas locations, high altitude, and diving medicine. 

Dr Rob de Villiers

Rob is commencing at the clinic on 9 December.

MBChB, BSc (Computer Science, Psychology), BSc (Hons) Computer Science

Rob is originally from South Africa and emigrated with his family to Christchurch in 2006. He came to medicine after a career in IT where he worked as a software engineer for one of the largest global financial services providers. His initial plan was to pursue the field of Oncology, however had a change of heart and decided to follow the path of General Practice. He is currently a GPEP registrar in his 2nd year of specialist training. His main interests are in sexual health (including LGBT+) and palliative care.

 

I graduated in 1986 from University of Otago school of medicine and gained my specialist GP Fellowship in 2003 and have worked in a variety of past roles:

Principal / partner Silverstream Medical Center, contracting Doctor to NZ Defence force, contracting Doctor to Dept of Corrections, contracting Doctor to NZRFU providing urgent on site/field medical care to players in the wellington sevens tournament until it was shifted to its current Hamilton venue.

My current roles are provision of Forensic medical services to NZ Police and for the past 10 years locum senior Dr to the Emergency Department at Hutt Hospital.

My particular professional interests are Emergency/ acute medicine and trauma.

  • Forensic Medicine
  • Family based holistic medical care
  • The General practice / Emergency medicine interface with timely access to acute care
  • Wilderness Medicine
  • and Musculoskeletal/ Sports medicine.

I am married, my wife is a pharmacist and keen outdoors person – we have 2 grown up children - one of whom has followed my path into medicine and is currently an orthopaedic registrar – my other child has just finished an agri commerce degree at Massey

We live on a small farm with 2 hyperactive dogs, cattle and sheep. It keeps us busy but we love it.

I have a love of tramping, fishing,diving ,wildlife photography and exploring our great outdoors – my joints creak alot more and the hills seem to get higher each year . we are truly fortunate to live in paradise!!

Dr Ben Pettifer

Ben is arriving from the UK to commence work on 7 December.

MBChB MRCGP BsC (Wistaria Surgery)

Dr Pettifer qualified at Warwick Medical School in 2011 after achieving a first class degree in Biological Sciences and Parasitology at Kings College, London.  He has particular interests in tropical medicine and infectious disease.

In his spare time he plays tennis and squash regularly and enjoys both road and mountain biking in addition to cross country running and hiking.  He holds a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver License, enjoys travelling, camping and learning languages, particularly French and Spanish.

I graduated in 1986 from University of Otago school of medicine and gained my specialist GP Fellowship in 2003 and have worked in a variety of past roles:

Principal / partner Silverstream Medical Center, contracting Doctor to NZ Defence force, contracting Doctor to Dept of Corrections, contracting Doctor to NZRFU providing urgent on site/field medical care to players in the wellington sevens tournament until it was shifted to its current Hamilton venue.

My current roles are provision of Forensic medical services to NZ Police and for the past 10 years locum senior Dr to the Emergency Department at Hutt Hospital.

My particular professional interests are Emergency/ acute medicine and trauma.

  • Forensic Medicine
  • Family based holistic medical care
  • The General practice / Emergency medicine interface with timely access to acute care
  • Wilderness Medicine
  • and Musculoskeletal/ Sports medicine.

I am married, my wife is a pharmacist and keen outdoors person – we have 2 grown up children - one of whom has followed my path into medicine and is currently an orthopaedic registrar – my other child has just finished an agri commerce degree at Massey

We live on a small farm with 2 hyperactive dogs, cattle and sheep. It keeps us busy but we love it.

I have a love of tramping, fishing,diving ,wildlife photography and exploring our great outdoors – my joints creak alot more and the hills seem to get higher each year . we are truly fortunate to live in paradise!!

Dr Patrick Holla

Patrick has arrived from the Netherlands to commence work on 9 November.

I was born and raised in Alkmaar, a small city in the Netherlands. I moved to Belgium to study medicine and after graduating was trained to be a general practitioner. This past year I gained more experience as a GP in my home country the Netherlands.

I like all aspects of general practice, the diversity of problems encountered, and thoroughly enjoy working with patients of different backgrounds, cultures and ages.

I graduated in 1986 from University of Otago school of medicine and gained my specialist GP Fellowship in 2003 and have worked in a variety of past roles:

Principal / partner Silverstream Medical Center, contracting Doctor to NZ Defence force, contracting Doctor to Dept of Corrections, contracting Doctor to NZRFU providing urgent on site/field medical care to players in the wellington sevens tournament until it was shifted to its current Hamilton venue.

My current roles are provision of Forensic medical services to NZ Police and for the past 10 years locum senior Dr to the Emergency Department at Hutt Hospital.

My particular professional interests are Emergency/ acute medicine and trauma.

  • Forensic Medicine
  • Family based holistic medical care
  • The General practice / Emergency medicine interface with timely access to acute care
  • Wilderness Medicine
  • and Musculoskeletal/ Sports medicine.

I am married, my wife is a pharmacist and keen outdoors person – we have 2 grown up children - one of whom has followed my path into medicine and is currently an orthopaedic registrar – my other child has just finished an agri commerce degree at Massey

We live on a small farm with 2 hyperactive dogs, cattle and sheep. It keeps us busy but we love it.

I have a love of tramping, fishing,diving ,wildlife photography and exploring our great outdoors – my joints creak alot more and the hills seem to get higher each year . we are truly fortunate to live in paradise!!

        

 

 

       Dr Nikhilesh Todkari (Locum)

       

 

 

       Dr Annie Judkins (Long term Locum) 


       

 

 

Dr Prithivirajan Kasirajan (Raj) (Locum)
                                             


   

   Dr Jackelien Geerlings (Locum) 27.10.2020 - 27.11.2020