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

Rural Nurse Specialists

Like in many remote parts of New Zealand, Rural Nurse Specialists are the main health providers in rural West Coast communities. These are highly experienced nurses trained to deal with most illnesses, injuries and health conditions.

Rural Nurse Specialists can provide urgent care 24 hours a day and are trained to respond to medical emergencies. If your local nurse is on leave, a nurse from a nearby clinic will take your phone call.

Will I see a doctor if I get sick?

A Rural Nurse Specialist can help you with most conditions. They are supported over the phone by doctors in Greymouth, Westport and Christchurch.

Doctors regularly visit all our rural clinics, so talk to a receptionist or nurse about booking an appointment with a doctor if needed. If you urgently need specialist care, the Rural Nurse Specialist may recommend you travel to the nearest hospital or call an ambulance.

Page last updated: 26 July 2019

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