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

Book a B4 School Check

Find out about clinics, or message us through the West Coast DHB B4 School Checks Facebook page.

We do most checks in clinics, which are held all over the West Coast in health centres, schools, churches and other community centres.

See our calendar of upcoming clinics on our Facebook page.

FREE health check for your 4-year-old

West Coast DHB B4 Schools team is made up of public health nurses, rural nurse specialists and practice nurses. We provide the B4 School Check as part of the Well Child Tamariki Ora programme. This is a series of health checks for babies and children under 5 years old.

Every child should have the B4 School Check before they turn 5. This is the final Well Child Tamariki Ora check. It is an opportunity for you to talk to a nurse about your child’s health and ask any questions you might have.

Your child will see a hearing and vision technician, and a nurse will:

  • Check your child’s height and weight
  • Check your child’s teeth
  • Ask you questions about your child’s strengths and difficulties
  • Ask you questions about your child’s health and wellbeing
  • Give you advice and support

A nurse may contact you around the time of your child’s 4th birthday to organise a check. Your GP, plunket or preschool may also put you in contact with a nurse for a B4 School Check.

For more information, see the Ministry of Health’s B4 School Check brochure.

 

Page last updated: 25 February 2021

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