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Blood test services (Phlebotomy) have now relocated to the Community Services building

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Latest relocation update for Greymouth Phlebotomy Services

Te Nīkau Hospital & Health Centre blood test services (phlebotomy) have now relocated to the Community Services building located at the south-western corner of the Te Nīkau campus.

Our blood test services team are now in their new location where they are co-located with our Greymouth COVID-19 vaccination and Sexual Health teams.

“This move was part of our COVID-19 response planning, which has included reviewing patient flow in and out of the Te Nīkau facility. As around 400 people access this service each week – an average of 80 people per day – it was decided to relocate the team instead of when we start to see COVID-19 cases on the Coast.”

Directions

If you are coming into the hospital and health centre campus off High Street turn left and follow the new signage around to the new location.

Alternatively, you can also access the campus via the Water Walk Road entrance opposite and just south of the St John building.

New location of Greymouth Phlebotomy Services

Open hours

The hours of operation will remain the same – 7:30am – 4:30pm weekdays; last patient seen at 4:20pm.

Parking

Parking will be available outside the building.

Open hours

Greymouth – Community Services building located at the south-western corner of the Te Nīkau campus:

Opening hours for blood collection services are 7:30am – 4:30pm, with last patient seen at 4:20pm.  

Laboratory open hours are 8am – 5pm weekdays. 

All other hours are on call via the operator.

Westport – Buller Health:

Appointments will be available between the following times:
Mon: 7.30am – 2.30pm
Tue: 7.30am – 2.30pm
Wed: 7.30am – 2.30pm
Thu: 9.30am – 2.30pm
Fri: 7.30am – 2.30pm

What happens at the lab?

Laboratory staff collect and test blood and other samples from patients when requested by a health care professional. A wide range of tests are available at Te Nīkau, Grey Hospital & Health Centre, and more tests are available through our partnership with Canterbury Health Laboratories in Christchurch.

To learn more about Pathology, visit the Know Pathology website.

Laboratory staff

Many different kinds of highly-trained staff work in the laboratory.

  • Phlebotomists are the people you are most likely to meet – professionals trained to collect your blood
  • Medical Laboratory Technicians and Scientists test samples in the laboratory
  • Pathologists are doctors of diseases and conditions, who interpret results
  • Medical Scientists give advice to your nurse, midwife, doctor or other health care professional

Contact our labs

Please refer to the side bar on this page for phone numbers and email address, or refer to contact details provided on our Contact us page.

All enquiries come to the main Lab reception number, from where messages will be forwarded to phlebotomy, if required

Page last updated: 6 April 2022

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