Marlborough Sounds

We 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.

A recent 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.

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 acupuncturist, visiting specialists for ACC patients and other health professionals.

Springlands Health is a Cornerstone Accredited General Practice.