Marlborough Sounds

We have five GP directors with a desire to offer the best general practice training in Marlborough. We also operate a medical centre in Havelock, giving you the opportunity to experience patient care in a rural setting.

Our current registrar, Mandy Chadwick, says we are a “young, dynamic, forward-thinking practice that is experienced in training GPs”.


Leading the way in primary health care in Marlborough


Trainee interns, medical students, PGY2, GPEP1, GPEP2, GP Registrars and Grad Nurses.


Dr Helen Pike

Dr Helen Pike’s medical interests include family planning, minor surgery and joint injections. An experienced GP trainer and RCGPNZ Medical Educator for Marlborough, Helen is also involved in regional clinic governance. She relishes the role of educating the next generation of GPs.

Dr Rod Bird is an experienced GP trainer and registered acupuncturist with a Diploma of Musculoskeletal Medicines, a Di of Heath Sciences (A&D). He is especially interested in emotional and spiritual aspects of health, Māori health and cultural issues, pain management and rehabilitation.

Dr Rod Bird
Dr Dunc McAllister

Dr Dunc McAllister is a new GP trainer with a special interest in skin lesions and minor surgery. He started his career as a commissioned medical officer with the Royal Navy followed by a career in anaesthesia, before switching to general practice.


Loren Young and Megan Bailey who trained with us as registrars have bought into the practice and are company directors along with Helen, Rod and Duncan. Megan had a key role in the national primary care working group on GP sustainability which will influence strategy for the next decade or more. Loren and Duncan both provide an on call service as the police doctor for the Marlborough region.

Welcome to Springlands Health Ltd, delivering leading and innovative primary healthcare, in partnership with the Marlborough community since 1993.

We are a family general practice in Blenheim with a smaller branch in Havelock, delivering quality medical, nursing and complementary health services.

Our skilled doctors and nurses work alongside patients, helping them enjoy healthy lives. Also working from the Blenheim surgery are an osteopath, acupuncturist, visiting specialists for ACC patients and other health professionals.

We run a waiting list for enrollments and welcome casual patients.
Springlands Health is a Cornerstone Accredited General Practice.