Tāmaki Health has grown from a single small clinic in the heart of Otara to a network of more than 45 clinics in Auckland and New Zealand.

As part of our evolution as a company from 1 April 2019 we changed our name from Nirvana Health Group to Tāmaki Health.

Our company began when Dr Kantilal Patel and wife Ranjna Patel co-founded East Tamaki Healthcare (ETHC) in the 1970s to improve access to healthcare in South Auckland.

By 1999 there were five clinics in the network and by 2009 it had grown to nearly 20, including White Cross urgent care clinics.

In 2009, Kantilal and Ranjna received Queens Service Medals for their services to healthcare and the community.

In 2014 the management support organisation (MSO) Nirvana Health Group was formed to support the growing number of clinics.

In 2017, Ranjna became an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, including for her work founding Gandhi Nivas to prevent family harm.

Also in 2017, Nirvana Health Group announced its partnership with private equity firm Mercury Capital.

Mercury Capital was chosen for its significant expertise to support Nirvana Health Group’s work and vision. The investment is being used to enhance the business of high-quality patient care and grow clinic acquisitions.

On 1 April 2019 Nirvana Health Group became Tāmaki Health Local Doctors and White Cross clinics. The new name was chosen because it reflected the company’s roots in Tāmaki (the Māori word for Auckland) and especially East Tāmaki where its first clinic opened.