GO
  • About
  • Background

Health care Home (HCH) is a dynamic programme of system, process, behaviour and clinical improvement. It addresses many of the issues faced by general practice, such as increasing patient numbers and complexity of patient needs, the aging general practice workforce and unsustainable clinical workloads.

HCH focuses on delivering improvements in four key areas of primary health care:

  • Urgent and unplanned care
  • Proactive care
  • Routine and preventative care
  • Business efficiency


HCH will:

  • Enable general practice teams to provide proactive care for their patients
  • Improve practices’ capacity to manage unplanned and urgent care
  • Give patients choice in how they interact with their practice and manage their own needs
  • Provide better outcomes for patients with high or complex needs
  • Promote equity
  • Reduce hospital admissions
  • Improve business efficiency


HCH is governed by a national collaborative of District Health Boards and PHOs. In Canterbury, the programme is delivered in partnership between Pegasus Health, Waitaha and Christchurch PHO, with support from Canterbury DHB.

The HCH Teams at Pegasus, Waitaha or Christchurch PHO will work with your practice team to tailor HCH solutions that will meet the needs and priorities of your business, patients and community.

It’s up to you to determine your HCH journey – together, we’ll make it work for you!

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Pretium aenean pharetra magna ac. Vitae turpis massa sed elementum tempus egestas sed sed. Egestas congue quisque egestas diam in arcu cursus euismod quis. Elit sed vulputate mi sit amet mauris. Tellus molestie nunc non blandit massa enim nec. Commodo odio aenean sed adipiscing diam. Et egestas quis ipsum suspendisse ultrices gravida dictum. Eget mi proin sed libero enim sed faucibus. Nisl tincidunt eget nullam non nisi est sit amet. Nunc id cursus metus aliquam. Odio euismod lacinia at quis. Risus in hendrerit gravida rutrum quisque non tellus. Ultrices vitae auctor eu augue. At ultrices mi tempus imperdiet nulla malesuada pellentesque.

Ornare suspendisse sed nisi lacus sed. Adipiscing tristique risus nec feugiat in fermentum posuere urna nec. Leo vel fringilla est ullamcorper. Elit scelerisque mauris pellentesque pulvinar. Vitae tempus quam pellentesque nec nam aliquam sem. Nunc pulvinar sapien et ligula ullamcorper malesuada proin. Scelerisque in dictum non consectetur a erat nam. Bibendum ut tristique et egestas. In arcu cursus euismod quis viverra nibh cras pulvinar. Congue nisi vitae suscipit tellus mauris a. Tortor dignissim convallis aenean et tortor at risus. Turpis egestas integer eget aliquet nibh praesent tristique magna. Nibh tortor id aliquet lectus. Volutpat consequat mauris nunc congue nisi.

Imperdiet nulla malesuada pellentesque elit eget gravida cum sociis natoque. Nibh tellus molestie nunc non blandit massa enim nec. Eu non diam phasellus vestibulum. Tellus at urna condimentum mattis pellentesque id nibh tortor. Pharetra magna ac placerat vestibulum lectus mauris ultrices. Vestibulum sed arcu non odio euismod lacinia at. Amet nulla facilisi morbi tempus iaculis urna. Tempor orci dapibus ultrices in iaculis. Nibh sed pulvinar proin gravida hendrerit lectus a. Et netus et malesuada fames ac turpis egestas sed tempus. Et ultrices neque ornare aenean. Sit amet commodo nulla facilisi nullam vehicula ipsum. Est lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipiscing elit pellentesque. Et netus et malesuada fames ac. Mi eget mauris pharetra et ultrices neque ornare. Mollis aliquam ut porttitor leo a. Bibendum enim facilisis gravida neque. Odio aenean sed adipiscing diam. At volutpat diam ut venenatis tellus in metus vulputate eu.

Arcu ac tortor dignissim convallis aenean. Iaculis nunc sed augue lacus. Amet consectetur adipiscing elit duis tristique sollicitudin nibh sit. Nunc mattis enim ut tellus elementum sagittis vitae et. Pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus et. Et leo duis ut diam quam nulla porttitor massa. Aliquam ut porttitor leo a diam. Vel pretium lectus quam id leo in vitae. Eget nullam non nisi est sit amet facilisis. Lacus vel facilisis volutpat est velit egestas dui id ornare. Tortor at risus viverra adipiscing. Porta non pulvinar neque laoreet suspendisse interdum. Magna eget est lorem ipsum. Est ultricies integer quis auctor elit. In hac habitasse platea dictumst vestibulum rhoncus. Gravida in fermentum et sollicitudin ac orci phasellus.

Viverra adipiscing at in tellus integer feugiat scelerisque varius. Condimentum mattis pellentesque id nibh. Nam at lectus urna duis convallis convallis tellus id. Pretium vulputate sapien nec sagittis aliquam. Tincidunt praesent semper feugiat nibh sed pulvinar proin gravida. Nunc vel risus commodo viverra maecenas accumsan lacus. Arcu bibendum at varius vel pharetra vel turpis nunc eget. A lacus vestibulum sed arcu non odio. Varius vel pharetra vel turpis nunc eget. Sem viverra aliquet eget sit amet tellus cras adipiscing. Sit amet luctus venenatis lectus magna fringilla urna. Egestas tellus rutrum tellus pellentesque eu tincidunt tortor. Ut porttitor leo a diam sollicitudin tempor id. Fermentum iaculis eu non diam phasellus. Facilisi etiam dignissim diam quis. Pharetra diam sit amet nisl suscipit adipiscing. Odio morbi quis commodo odio aenean sed. Massa ultricies mi quis hendrerit dolor magna. Dictumst vestibulum rhoncus est pellentesque. Nunc sed blandit libero volutpat sed cras ornare arcu.

Latest News
Not any article
Useful resources

Model of Care Requirements

This document sets out the HCH service elements and characteristics. 

Model of Care poster

View this poster, which is a summary of the Health Care Home Model of Care.

Using Health Care Home

Using Health Care Home

Engaging staff in continuous improvement. See the video series.