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We wish to provide you with an significant update on the Green Prescription service as it currently stands at Sport Canterbury.

Unfortunately, after over 25 years of successfully delivering GRx across our region, we will no longer be delivering GRx as part of the services here at Sport Canterbury from the end of September 2022. 

As you can imagine we are devastated by this news. Our passion for supporting communities towards better health outcomes through being more active, more often, is what is important to us.

We will continue to deliver a high-quality service and support whānau as we begin this difficult transition.  

As of Monday 11 July 2022, we will no longer accept Green Prescription self-referrals for Ashburton and Greater Christchurch due to the conclusion of our contract with the Canterbury District Health Board. Clients residing in South Canterbury, West Coast or receiving support through the Escalated Care Pathway or Diabetes Education will continue to be able to self-refer.

Over the next few months until we finish, we will be focusing on the whānau who we are already engaging with. We are currently working through details with the CDHB and understand GRx will be delivered as part of new service agreement with other providers that are yet to be confirmed. Once we have these new details, we will update this page with the necessary links.​​​​​​​

Finally, we wish to thank you for supporting GRx over such a long period as we could not have delivered the quality of service in such a meaningful way without your support.