The first point of contact if you have cancer or a high suspicion of cancer and we can help you and your whānau/family manage complex testing and treatment. Acting as a link between you, GP, hospital, and specialists, we will make sure you get all the information you need throughout your care.
All women who have ever had sex should have cervical smear tests every three years from age 25 to age 70. Find out where and how.
We provide Paediatric dental surgery, acute medical & surgical care & Outpatient services for children of 0 to 15 years
Children up to 15 years old who are patients at Te Nīkau, Grey Hospital & Health Centre stay in the children’s ward.
The Te Nīkau, Grey Hospital & Health Centre Critical Care Unit (CCU) provides General and Cardiac Intensive care in a 4-bedded set-up. This excludes conditions where more complex input is required. In these cases, patients may be transferred to Christchurch Hospital.
Day surgery is the service where patients have their operation or procedure and are discharged to go home on the same day. Patients should report to Te Nīkau, Grey Hospital & Health Centre’s main reception. Staff will then direct you to the location where you will be taken care of.
Kahurangi Dementia Unit provides 24/7 short term and long term care for full-time patients in modern, home-like facilities.
Staff provide dementia assessment, support and education.
Kahurangi is a 20 bed facility, 17 of which are dedicated to Aged Residential Hospital Specialised Care residents (however one of these beds acts as a “swing” bed between the ARC and ATR) and 3 dedicated beds to Assessment, treatment and rehab of older persons health. It was a 22 bed facility until some time ago. 2 beds were decommissioned and then repurposed into a Hair Salon and a Chapel.
Dietitians are registered health professionals who can help you understand the current evidence for nutrition therapy. They can work with you to put your dietary requirements into everyday practice. Our Dietitians can help with medical nutrition therapy, diabetes management, disease related nutrition, unintentional weight loss from cancer or other illness, malnutrition, prescribing nutritional supplements, tube feeding and intravenous nutrition support, pregnancy nutrition support.
The Emergency Department (also known as ED or A&E) provide care to patients with serious or life-threatening illnesses that require urgent attention. For most other injuries and illnesses, call your GP or family doctor first. They will refer you to ED if needed.
Call 111 and ask for “ambulance” when there is a medical emergency.
Information about our laboratory staff and on how to take tests such as blood or allergy tests.
Based on the ground floor of Te Nīkau, Grey Hospital & Health Centre, the Maternity Unit is situated at the north end of the hospital, a short walk from the Peaberry cafe. The Maternity Unit is a new modern well equipped unit with two birthing rooms; each having its own birthing pool and six antenatal / postnatal bedrooms available for our women. Each bedroom has its own en suite and television. There is a shared public kitchen area available for women and their whanau to use during their stay.
A small team of medical technicians who provide a range of services listed below to West Coast GPs, visiting specialist consultants, inpatients and the emergency department.
Some mental health patients experiencing a crisis will have to stay at the hospital while they recover. These people stay in the Manaakitanga unit.
The Manaakitanga unit is alongside Community Mental Health. Visitors can ask for directions at main reception or Community Mental Health reception.
The Outpatient department treats patients who don’t need to stay over night. Your GP (family doctor or nurse) will usually arrange your outpatient appointment. For outpatient appointment enquiries, please call reception and ask for the Central Booking Unit.
Radiology, also often referred to as X-ray department, provides general x-ray, ultrasound scans, CT scans, bone density scans and some specialist procedures.
The sexual health service provides sexual health assessment, diagnosis and treatment. We also supply referrals for gender concerns and pregnancy / abortion services.
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