Bethlehem Family Doctor (BFD) was established in 1999 by Dr Murray Hay, and his wife Jane whose vision was to see a medical centre adjacent to the Bethlehem College campus. From small beginnings the practice has grown to a team of six doctors, three nurses, three reception staff and a practice manager. Even with the level of growth experienced, there remains a commitment to providing healthcare for the wider Bethlehem community, while maintaining a family practice.
In 2006, BFD became one of the first of the Western Bay of Plenty practices to achieve certification through the Cornerstone Accreditation program – a set of quality standards set out by the Royal College of General Practitioners. Since then, accreditation has been maintained with the primary goal to provide excellence in healthcare for all who step across the threshold of our premises in Elder Lane.