New website reconnects South Seas with local Otara community
03 October 2016
South Seas Healthcare Trust is reconnecting with the local Otara community with a brand new website to re-engage with families most in need of their specially-designed Pacific services.
Founded by a group of health professionals in February 1999, South Seas was established following an identified need to provide Pacific primary healthcare to the local Pacific population in South Auckland.
With a base in the heart of the Otara Town Centre, Chief Executive Silao Vaisola Sefo says South Seas is perfectly located to support local families.
“We’ve been in Otara since 1999, but a lot of people still don’t know we’re here,” says Silao.
“We were set up for our Pacific people and we deliver services designed especially for them. That’s the foundation we are built on.”
South Seas is poised to support more families, and Silao encourages people to come in and find out how South Seas can help.
“Our aim is to deliver caring, relevant and affordable services,” he says.
“But we’re different – we’re about looking at the bigger picture of health, so our patients aren’t just rushed in and out the door,” he says.
With a vision of excellent health and well-being for Pacific people and all communities, South Seas delivers a number of services, including a Family Medical Centre, Well Child, Whanau Ora, Navigating Pasifika Wellness, Pasifika Ola Lelei Gambling Service, Resilient Young People and Rheumatic Fever Education.
Silao encourages people looking for a caring, local service to visit the new South Seas website or drop in at the centre in Otara.
“We’re encouraging our families to come in and see us, whether it’s for your next doctor’s visit or to see how else we can support you,” he says.
“We’ve always been here for families and we will be into the future, so come and see what we’re all about.”
South Seas Healthcare Trust is located next to the laundromat and the main Otara car park.
For more information
South Seas Healthcare
Physical address: 14 Fair Mall, Auckland 2023
Phone: 09 273 9017
Clinic opening hours
Monday – Friday: 8 am – 6pm
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