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

Children’s ward
Division: Children's Health

About the Children’s Ward

Children up to 15 years old who are patients at Te Nīkau, Grey Hospital & Health Centre stay in the children’s ward on the facility’s ground floor.

We encourage family-centred care and therefore ask you to stay with your child and participate in their care. One of the children’s legal guardians must be present to give consent for procedures.

  • Nappies
  • Clean pyjamas
  • Favourite toy or cuddly
  • Baby’s bottle or feeder cup with favourite drink
  • Toothbrush

While staying with your child we expect you to be responsible for your child’s behaviour.

Please feel free to go for a walk or take a break. Please tell staff if you are going somewhere or taking your child for a walk.

If you and your child are in isolation, please follow the unit’s requirements.

Parents, caregivers and family members are welcome to visit at any time.

If your child is staying in at the facility overnight, we provide a bed for one caregiver.

A social worker is available to discuss any needs or problems you may have.

Meals are provided for the child. Hot and cold drinks are available at all times.

Please check with us what your child is allowed to eat or drink before giving them anything. You can buy extra food from the cafeteria.

Please note: We do not supply meals for caregivers. There is a supermarket and service station two minutes’ walk from the facility.

Te Nīkau, Grey Hospital & Health Centre is a smoke free facility. So we ask for no smoking anywhere on this facility’s campus. We offer a quit smoking programme – “Quit for Our Kids”.

Page last updated: 29 July 2020

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