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New Zealand Artificial Limb Service

About us


The New Zealand Artificial Limb Service (NZALS) is a Crown entity and a national provider to New Zealand amputees. Read more

Amputee info


This section has practical and helpful information for amputees, dealing with various aspects of the process and life after surgery. Read more

Amputee services


If you're wondering what services our Limb Centres provide, have a look round this section. Read more



The NZALS has established a small research fund to promote new research into issues that will benefit amputees. Read more



There are many questions around the time of amputation and during rehabilitation, this section may help you find an answer. Read more



Use the Resources section to find all sorts of information from downloadable posters and pamphlets to annual publications. Read more

Regional clinics

Our Limb Centres run clinics in a number of provincial centres.
Dates and venues of clinics

At the New Zealand Artificial Limb Service:

Our vision is independent and productive lives for amputees.

Our mission is to enable amputees to achieve independence by delivering prosthetic and rehabilitation services.

The functions of the NZALS, as defined by the legislation, are to:

  • manufacture, import, export, market, distribute, supply, fit, repair and maintain artificial limbs and similar devices
  • provide rehabilitative and other services to persons in connection with artificial limbs and similar devices
  • carry out research and development in relation to artificial limbs and similar devices
  • advise the Minister (for Social Development) on matters relating to artificial limbs and similar devices.

If you would like to provide us with feedback on the services you receive from NZALS - please click here.

  • Claudia Teague rock climbing
  • Debbi Hume visiting Hamilton Limb Centre
  • Clare Dutton on her wedding day
  • Blair "Stumpy" Marriott
  • Mark Mitchell at the National Bowls Championships
  • Jack Pascoe
  • Jessie Healy visiting Hamilton Limb Centre

Our stories


Claudia Teague's story

School student Claudia Teague lost a leg and foot due to complications from swine flu, now she has bounced back into her active, sporty life.
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Jim Bentley's story

Jim Bentley lost his right leg over 18 years ago. This didn't set this very active person back, and he continued to play golf, bowls and do a busy, physical job. Read more


Maggie and Ivo - parents

Born with neurofibromatosis, Maggie and Ivo's son Glen had a bent right lower leg. As he grew, his leg became more bent, and at 17 amputation became the only option. Read more

Latest news

Limb Centres

Auckland Limb Centre:
Freephone 0508 630 630

Hamilton Limb Centre:
Freephone 0508 838 838

Wellington Limb Centre:
Freephone 0508 389 389

Christchurch Limb Centre:
Freephone 0508 383 383

Dunedin Limb Centre:
Freephone 0508 474 474