Buller Health

About Buller Health

Hospital & medical practice services

Buller Health is the home of all West Coast DHB services for Westport and Northern Buller. Buller Health consists of:

  1. a hospital for emergencies and specialist services, and
  2. a medical centre with doctors (GPs) and nurses for everyday care

Buller Health is located on Derby St, between Cobden St and Pakington St in Westport. There are two entrances. Call our reception to find out which entrance you should use.

The Buller Health team works closely with colleagues in Greymouth to provide seamless care.

 

1. Hospital services

Outpatients department

Note: A free walk-in sexual health clinic is available on Wednesdays from 10am to 4pm at the Outpatients Department.

For emergencies always dial 111 (to get specialist assistance to you as soon as possible). If unsure what type of health service is best for you ring 03 788 9277 at anytime of day or night and discuss your situation with a qualified Registered Nurse.

Location

Street address

Buller Health
Cobden Street
Westport

Entrance on Cobden St

Postal address

Buller Health
Cobden Street
Westport

Phone & Fax

Phone

Fax

Enquiries and feedback

We welcome your feedback about our services and your experiences at Buller Health.

Note: We are unable to provide medical advice to people by email. Please contact your doctor or the person in charge of your medical care.

 

2. Medical Centre / GP Services

Medical Practice

Location

Buller Health Medical Centre

Street address
Buller Health
45 Derby Street
Westport 7825

Entrance on Derby St

Postal address
Buller Health
45 Derby Street
Westport 7825

Phone & Fax

Phone

Fax

Open Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Saturday – Sunday: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Statutory Holidays: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Services

  • Primary practice (GP clinic) for over 7000 enrolled patients
  • Outpatients department serviced by visiting specialists from Greymouth
  • Palliative care unit (Kowhai)
  • Four-bed birthing unit (Kawatiri) for planned, low-risk births and postnatal care
  • X-ray department
  • Occupational therapy unit
  • Physiotherapy department
  • District nurses
  • Public health nurse
  • Social worker and field workers
  • Dietitian
  • Health promoters: sexual health, cervical screening, diabetes educator, cardiac and respiratory nurse specialists

Enrolments

If you live in Buller or are staying for a while, we encourage you to enrol with the practice.

Enrolment is free, and means you can get cheaper healthcare when you need it.

GP Fees

A full list of fees is available for all West Coast DHB GP clinics including Buller Health.

Buller Health facilities at a glance

Accessible

Cycle stands

Disability car parking only

Food & drink vending machines

Taxis / Telephone

Disabled & Visitor toilets

Visitor information reception

Four tips to help prevent infections when visiting a patient in a ward

1) Don’t visit any patients if you are feeling unwell

2) Use the alcohol hand rub at our hand hygiene stations

3) Avoid sitting on a patient’s bed – please use chairs provided

4) Don’t use patients only toilets on hospital wards

Page last updated: 14 November 2018

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