‘whiria te tangata, ka puta te oranga’
Our Social Workers are here to support you and your family/whānau in our hospitals and in the community:
National travel coordinators are based at Te Nikau, Grey Hospital & Health Centre and Buller Health. They can help patients pay for travel if they have been referred from a Specialist to another Specialist appointment and have to travel at least 80km.
Social workers can provide you with claim forms if you are eligible for assistance. For more information see the Ministry of Health website.
Our services are all free to people eligible for publicly funded health care in New Zealand. For more information see the Ministry of Health website.
You can phone us yourself or ask your doctor, nurse, WCDHB staff or a family member to contact the Social Work Service between 9am and 4:30pm on weekdays.
Allied Health, lower ground floor Te Nikau, Grey Hospital & Health Centre, 71 Water Walk Rd
03 769 7400
Cobden Street, Westport
03 788 9030
03 769 7420
59 Sewell Street
03 756 9700
Page last updated: 5 August 2020
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