COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Information about changes at West Coast DHB Grey Base Hospital and health centres can be found on our dedicated COVID-19 Information page

Most services have moved back to Buller Health

The services that have moved back are: Buller Medical Centre, Phlebotomy (blood testing), Community Mental Health, Community Services, Radiology and District Nursing.

The following services will continue to operate from the temporary facility at Club Buller, 44 Queen Street until later this week:

The temporary Foote Ward, Acute Assessment, Patients and Emergency Care 24/7, Maternity, West Coast DHB’s Westport Emergency Operations Centre

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Last updated:
28 July 2021

Most services have moved back to Buller Health. This includes:

  • Buller Medical Centre – This facility will be open to patients from 9am to 4:30pm. Initially it will continue to operate as a drop-in centre with no appointments necessary this week
  • Phlebotomy (blood testing)
  • Community mental health
  • Community services (Please enter via main entrance on Cobden Street)
  • District Nursing
  • Radiology

The following services will continue to operate from the temporary facility at Club Buller, 44 Queen Street until later this week:

  • The temporary Foote Ward
  • Acute Assessment
  • Patients and Emergency Care 24/7
  • Maternity
  • West Coast DHB’s Westport Emergency Operations Centre

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Please continue to phone us on our usual phone numbers 788 9030 and 788 9277 and your calls will be redirected as appropriate

Quality Accounts 2020 Focus on People

This edition of Focus on People is the West Coast Health System’s Quality Accounts 2020 publication which provides a picture of how well our Health System is meeting the West Coast’s health needs, and showcases our work to improve services and standards of care.

  • A quick word
  • Introducing the 5R’s Escalation Pathway helps to detect consumer deterioration earlier
  • Supporting Parents, Healthy Children programme helps strengthen parent-child relationships
  • Debriefing service introduced across the West Coast DHB
  • Addressing the inequities of access to health care for Coast Māori
  • West Coast Facilities update – Te Nīkau Hospital & Health Centre updated; Buller Health Centre and South Westland Clinic
  • ePharmacy now live across the five South Island DHBs
  • Testing for COVID-19 – an integral part of the West Coast DHB’s pandemic response
  • Infection Prevention and Control – gloved up and ready to go
  • Using telehealth for group programmes during the COVID-19 pandemic response
  • Catch up on your free vaccination to avoid catching measles
  • The grubby days before hand washing, and how something so simple can stop infectious disease in its tracks.

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Page last updated: 21 December 2020

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