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 11,800 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
Dr Sandy Dawson

Nurse Lead
Chris Milne

Nursing Team

  • Beatrice 
  • Nicola
  • Natalie
  • Olga
  • Sarah 
  • Carol, PCPA

Administration Team

  • Jodine, Admin Team Lead
  • Chloe 
  • Tracy 
  • Tiana (on leave)
  • Karen
  • Helen
  • Gillian, Finance Administrator

Dr Sandy Dawson

Sandy is a GP with special interests in heart disease, diabetes, and gastroenterology. He is a GP trainer and very committed to supporting the wider health system for people in the Hutt Valley. He enjoys being a GP most of all the various roles in his career, but has also been a specialist in occupational and public health medicine. He has worked in Hutt Hospital emergency department, and still has a regular gastroscopy clinic at Hutt Hospital. You may seem him riding his motorbike when the weather is good, and he is an active member of the Wellington Gliding Club when weather and workload permit. 

Dr Balram Dhillon

Born In Malaysia, completed a degree in Radiography in Australia and Bachelors of Medicine. Interest - Family medicine, dermatology and minor surgery. Skills - Speak Multiple Languages (Hindi, Punjabi, English, Indonesian, Malaysian) and build rapport easily with my patients

Dr Kelvin DeGinder

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 John Kusel

I grew up in Wainuiomata in the 60’s/ 70’s and did all my schooling there finishing with the old original Wainuiomata college. It was, and I imagine still is a great place to grow up. This very likely has a lot to do with my love of our great outdoors.

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 Jane Booth

I grew up in Rutland (the UK’s smallest county!) and studied medicine at the University of Bristol in the South of England. Throughout my training I enjoyed working in both inner city and rural practices and developed a specific interest in geriatric medicine.
My partner and I decided to make the move to New Zealand for our love of the outdoors. I enjoy hiking and cycle touring and will take any opportunity to get out on bike!

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 Eeva Alhava

I come  from Siilinjärvi, Finland. I graduated  from University of Tartu Medical School in 2011. After finishing university I have worked both in hospitals as a Senior House Officer and as a General Practitioner in Health Care centers around Southern parts of Finland.  I’ve been an exchange student in New Zealand back in high school and fell in love with the beautiful country and wonderful people. As a GP one of the best part is meeting and helping people from all ages and working with the whole family.

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 Denis McDonnell


      Dr Nikhilesh Todkari 


Dr Annie Judkins (Locum)