Celebrating 21 years of service
17 February 2020
For nearly a quarter of a century, SouthSeas Healthcare has been serving Otara and South Auckland families in health care.
SouthSeas was founded in February 1999 by a group of Samoan doctors to meet the need for a Pacific Primary Health Care service to serve the Pacific population in Counties Manukau.
SouthSeas was born in the heart of Otara and grew from a small clinic to community based services to increase accessibility and offer an affordable service for Pacific families and struggling families in the South Auckland region.
To date, SouthSeas Healthcare has grown substantially and prides itself as Otara’s largest Pacific health care provider.
A special celebration with staff was held on Friday 14 February, which coincided with the organisation’s planning day.
SouthSeas Healthcare CEO Lemalu Silao Vaisola-Sefo said 21 years is an impressive milestone for a Pacific health provider.
“This is a significant milestone and a wonderful occasion for our staff to celebrate the history of SouthSeas, in addition to the contributions of those who founded SouthSeas and former staff who served our Otara community so well.”
“As the current CEO, I would like to acknowledge those who have come before me for their efforts in making SouthSeas a great healthcare provider serving our Pacific population, and I pay tribute to all who work in the organisation today.”
“Our service continues to flourish, and we want to now embark on diversifying our service to ensure it remains capable of meeting our community's needs.”
Lemalu acknowledged the dedication and hard work that hastaken place over 20 years of service by the generations of doctors, nurses, health workers and other health professionals who have contributed to the lifeline of SouthSeas over the last 21 years.
Happy 21st birthday SouthSeas!
South Seas Healthcare
Physical address: 14 Fair Mall, Auckland 2023
Phone: 09 273 9017
Clinic opening hours
Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 1 pm
Public Holidays: CLOSED
For After Hours Weekend and Holidays:
East Tamaki Healthcare, 160 Bairds Road, Otara
Phone: 09 274 3414
and East Care Health, 260 Botany Road, Botany
Phone: 09 277 1516