The New Zealand Artificial Limb Service (NZALS) (formerly the New Zealand Artificial Limb Board) is a Crown entity and single national provider of prosthetic limbs services to New Zealand amputees.
Our services include the provision, fitting and maintenance of artificial limbs, and rehabilitation support. We provide these services through five city-based Limb Centres, which in turn run regional clinics to reach other areas of the country.
We have Limb Centres in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin. Limb Centres are open 8.00 am - 4.30 pm. Please refer to individual Limb Centre pages for contact details, street/postal addresses and a location map for each Centre. Read more about Limb Centres
Our Limb Centres run clinics in a number of provincial centres. Dates and venues of clinics in Whangarei, Kaitaia, New Plymouth, Tauranga, Rotorua, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Manawatu, Wairarapa, Blenheim, Nelson, Greymouth, and Invercargill can be found on this page. Read more about Regional clinics
The New Zealand Artificial Limb Service's National Office is located in Wellington, running corporate affairs, including advice to the Minister of Social Development on matters relating to artificial limbs and similar devices. This page includes our contact details and a map of where we are located. Please direct all enquiries for service to your nearest Limb Centre. Read more about National Office
The NZALS exists to help people who have been through limb loss and use artificial limbs. This page explains our vision, our mission and our values – why the NZALS is here and what we aim to do. Our mission statement is "To enable people with limb loss to achieve independence by delivering prosthetic and rehabilitation services." Read more about Our vision
The NZALS provides individualised services to rehabilitate its clients with the aim of attaining the best possible quality of life and levels of independence, within the wider context of their families and communities. Rehabilitation is achieved through the construction and fitting of artificial limbs, providing ancillary services, and carrying out research and development. Read more about Activities
To help amputees get their lives back on track after they've left hospital requires a team of people. This section looks at three of the members of that team: clinical prosthetist, prosthetist technician and physiotherapist, including what each job entails and how to train.
If you've ever considered a career in the field of prosthetics, this is where to start finding out about it.
This section also includes a vacancies page where we advertise current vacancies and a form which you can use to send us your CV. Read more about Careers
Meet the NZALS's Board members. Coming from a wide range of backgrounds, the Board includes medical professionals, business practitioners, community workers and, of course, amputees. Read more about The Board
This page provides information about the Minister currently responsible for the New Zealand Artificial Limb Service, and also a list of Ministers with responsibilities relevant to the services we provide and the people we help. Read more about Our Ministers