The dedicated fundraising efforts of a bereaved family have seen the return of a well-known youth clinic in central Christchurch.
The 298 health clinic opened in Christchurch today, three years after the well-known 198 health clinic was forced to shut due to funding cuts.
The brand new facility, which will provide free health care to the city's youth, was only able to open after the family of a GP who worked at the old clinic managed to raise enough money.
Former GP Doctor Husam Sabar Al-Ani died in the CTV building in the February 22 earthquake, after he moved to a new practice when the 198 clinic shut down.
His wife and three daughters fundraised tens of thousands of dollars to resurrect the practice in his memory.
"It feels like he's still here like his energy, spirit, like yeah it's really nice. It feels like he's here," said Al-Ani's daughter Aysha.
Youth health centre director Sue Bagshawe said it was amazing to have the clinic reopened after two years of campaigning.
"I think it means they've got a home again they've got somewhere to go," said Dr Bagshawe.
The health clinic is part of planned "youth hub" for Barbadoes Street which will see 17 youth-based services all within a city block.
The health unit along with mental health services, work and income support, housing agencies and family support will provide a holistic approach for the city's young people.
Organiser Peter Young said the hub will provide a one stop shop for at risk youth.
"They may have health issues, there may be welfare issues, there may be housing issues…now I can just walk them into one of these different houses to access support straight away," said Young.