Grey Base Hospital
71 Water Walk Road
Grey Base Hospital
PO Box 387
To contact a hospital department or ward, call General Enquiries and ask for a department.
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Grey Base Hospital, located in Greymouth on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island, is a modern hospital with experienced staff and support services. The hospital offers a variety of specialties, including; general surgery, orthopaedic treatment, anesthetics, obstetrics and gynaecology, general medicine and community health services.
There are three spacious operating theatres at the hospital, which are described as having the “best views in the world.” There are four consultant General Surgeons working either full-time or part-time at the hospital. Outpatient clinics for surgical patients are held in Greymouth and peripheral clinics are held in Hokitika, Westport and Reefton. The department also provides an upper and a lower GIU endoscopy service to the West Coast region. Close links are maintained with the tertiary referral hospital in Christchurch and patients are referred for both outpatient and inpatient services, so students should not expect to work with very complicated cases on an elective here.
One of the other key departments at the hospital is Obstetrics and Gynaecology, which is a small but vital unit for health care on the West coast. Doctors working in this department care for women spread over a distance greater than that from Auckland to Wellington, which is a large swath of remote areas. The staff at the hospital provide maternity care for the delivery of normal pregnancies, assisted vaginal deliveries and caesarean sections; some 360 deliveries a year, although a small proportion of high risk pregnancies are referred to Christchurch Women’s Hospital. The unit participates in the weekly hospital continuing medical education programmes, the hospital monthly morbidity and mortality meetings, monthly caesarean section review meetings, and monthly departmental meetings.
The hospital also has some modern equipment to support practice, including; ultrasound, digital radiology and a recent introduction of a windows-based patient management system , which has opened up tremendous potential for the electronic integration of case notes, general practitioner notes, laboratory and radiology findings.
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
Services and wards at Grey Base Hospital are listed below.
Note: Selecting some of the services will take you to more information about them.
|B4 School Check Clinics||03 769 7400, extn. 0|
|Cancer Support||03 769 7400, extn. 0|
|CCCN / Older Persons' Health||03 769 7400, extn. 0|
|Cervical Screening||03 769 7400, extn. 0|
|Children's Health||Parfitt Ward||03 769 7400, extn. 0|
|Dietetics & Nutrition||Community Services||03 769 7400, extn. 0|
|Diversional Therapy||Community Services||03 769 7400, extn. 0|
|Family Planning & Sexual Health||03 769 7400, extn. 0|
|General Practice Services||Greymouth Medical Centre||03 769 7400, extn. 0|
|Hospital Services||Main Reception Desk||03 769 7400, extn. 0|
|Infection Control||Laboratory||03 769 7400, extn. 0|
|Laboratory||Laboratory||03 769 7400, extn. 0|
|Maori Health||Corporate Services Building||03 769 7400, extn. 0|
|Maternity||Barclay Ward||03 769 7400, extn. 0|
|Medical||Critical Care Unit||03 769 7400, extn. 0|
|Medical Technicians||Outpatients Department||03 769 7400, extn. 2835|
|Mental Health (Main)||Mental Health Department||03 769 7400, extn. 0|
|Mental Health (Depression)||Mental Health Department||03 769 7400, extn. 0|
|Nursing||Corporate Services Building||03 769 7400, extn. 0|
|Occupational Therapy||Community Services||03 769 7400, extn. 0|
|Older Persons' Health (CCCN)||03 769 7400, extn. 0|
|Outpatients Department||Outpatients Department||03 769 7400, extn. 0|
|Oral Health Services||03 769 7400, extn. 0|
|Orthotics||Transport Building||03 769 7400, extn. 0|
|Palliative Care (cancer support)||03 769 7400, extn. 0|
|Patient Quality Services||03 769 7400, extn. 0|
|People and Capability (Human Resources)||03 769 7400, extn. 0|
|Pharmacy||Pharmacy||03 769 7400, extn. 0|
|Pharmacy (Community)||Greymouth Town Centre||03 769 7400, extn. 0|
|Physio||Community Services||03 769 7400, extn. 0|
|Radiology||Radiology Department||03 769 7400, extn. 0|
|Sexual Health||03 769 7400, extn. 0|
|Stop Smoking (smoking cessation)||Grey Base Hospital and PHO||03 769 7400, extn. 0|
|Social Work||Community Services||03 769 7400, extn. 0|
|Speech Language Therapy||Community Services||03 769 7400, extn. 0|
|Surgical (Perioperative Services)||Operating Theatre||03 769 7400, extn. 0|
|Surgical (Day Surgery)||Operating Theatre||03 769 7400, extn. 0|
|Waiting List (Surgery) - CBU||Central Booking Unit||03 769 7400, extn. 0|
|Women's Health||03 769 7400, extn. 0|
If unsure as to where the Grey Base Hospital department you are after is located, we invite you to inspect our two maps of the hospital grounds. There is a listing of most departments on the right of the images. You can also ask the kind reception clerks at our main reception desk on arrival. They will gladly point you in the right direction.
Parking is FREE all around the Grey Base Hospital campus.
There is a car DROP-OFF ZONE for patients just outside Grey Base Hospital main entrance, see hospital campus map.
If you are a patient you can be taken by car to be dropped off at the hospital main entrance.
Please note, that the speed limit on hospital grounds is 20 km/h.
If not sure where to go, we have very friendly staff at hospital main reception inside the hospital entrance who can direct you and help you if you have any hospital related queries.
St John Health Shuttle Service
St John runs two rural shuttles which are manned by volunteer staff – Monday – Friday from Buller to Greymouth and Hokitika to Greymouth return
For more information or to make a booking please contact:
0800 009 865 between 9am – 3pm
St John do not charge a fee for this service, however they do accept donations to help cover costs.
A pay phone to call a taxi is also provided inside the hospital near the main entrance (by Main Reception)
There are designated parks for patients and visitors only. These are marked with yellow lines. These car parks have a length of parking restriction of 4 hours. White-lined car parks are for everybody and there’s no time limit for these.
These are available for patients and visitors at the main entrance to Grey Base Hospital. We encourage you to use these areas, and then park in the disability parks. Please display your disability mobility card in the front window.
Disability Parking areas for Greymouth are highlighted on our Grey Base Hospital campus map.
Owners of cars illegally parked (i.e. mobility car parks without a card), or in areas not designed for parking could find out on returning that their vehicle has been towed away. So, please ensure that you park you car or motorbike in just those places that permit parking.
There is a covered bike stand just to the right of the road overbridge on the Grey Base Hospital campus opposite the main hospital building for staff and public use. See the hospital campus map for this and other bike parking locations.
Note: Bike parking is at the owner’s own risk, please remember to lock your bike securely.
If you are a mobility parking permit holder, you can park in one of the designated mobility car parking spaces located around the Grey Base Hospital car park.
View the hospital parking locations map for mobility car parking locations.
The two graphics, kindly provided by Team Architects (contact details provided on the images), show locations of wards, departments, as well as access and car parking. 2 views are provided: One from the East, and one from the West.
Parking is FREE all around the Grey Base Hospital campus.
You’ll find Grey Base Hospital on your way out of town, located to the right, just after the roundabout and the Mobil Service station.
You can ask for directions at the main reception desk.
Large signs indicate routes to hospital services and wards.
For detailed information about any of the wards and departments listed below please select the one of interest.
For departments not shown below try this link.
The hospital cafeteria is on the ground floor of the main hospital building. It is open at the following times:
Weekdays: 6.30am – 4.00pm
Weekends: 8.30am – 3.00pm
Light Breakfast: 7.30am – 8.30am
Lunch: (selection): 11.30am – 1.15pm
Dinner: Talk to staff before 4pm to arrange.
The pharmacies nearest to Grey Base Hospital are Mason’s Pharmacy and Unichem Olsens Pharmacy, both located in Greymouth’s centre of town.
Page last updated: 29 January 2020
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