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Grey Base Hospital


Street address

Grey Base Hospital
71 Water Walk Road

Postal address

Grey Base Hospital
PO Box 387
Greymouth 7840

Phone & Fax


  • Main Reception Desk: 03-769-7400
  • Patient Enquiries: 03-769-7400
  • Appointments: 03-769-7400, Extension: 2901
  • Other: Please see ‘Services‘ section below


  • Medical Records: 03-769-7699
  • Corporate Offices: 03-769-7791

To contact a hospital department or ward, call General Enquiries and ask for a department.

Enquiries and feedback

We welcome your feedback about our services and your experiences at Christchurch Hospital.

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

Visiting hours

Please visit this section for up-to-date visiting hours.

More info for visitors

Grey Base Hospital facilities at a glance


Nearest ATM (New World)


Chapel & Chaplains

Cycle stand

Disability car parking

Food & drink vending machines

Language Interpreters



Taxis / Telephone

Disabled & Visitor toilets

Visitor information reception

About Grey Base Hospital

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.

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

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 Clinics03 769 7400, extn. 0
Cancer Support03 769 7400, extn. 0
CCCN / Older Persons' Health03 769 7400, extn. 0
Cervical Screening03 769 7400, extn. 0
Children's HealthParfitt Ward03 769 7400, extn. 0
Dietetics & NutritionCommunity Services03 769 7400, extn. 0
Diversional TherapyCommunity Services03 769 7400, extn. 0
Family Planning & Sexual Health03 769 7400, extn. 0
General Practice ServicesGreymouth Medical Centre03 769 7400, extn. 0
Hospital ServicesMain Reception Desk03 769 7400, extn. 0
Infection Control
Laboratory03 769 7400, extn. 0
LaboratoryLaboratory03 769 7400, extn. 0
Maori HealthCorporate Services Building03 769 7400, extn. 0
MaternityBarclay Ward03 769 7400, extn. 0
MedicalCritical Care Unit03 769 7400, extn. 0
Medical TechniciansOutpatients Department03 769 7400, extn. 2835
Mental Health (Main)Mental Health Department03 769 7400, extn. 0
Mental Health (Depression)Mental Health Department03 769 7400, extn. 0
NursingCorporate Services Building03 769 7400, extn. 0
Occupational Therapy
Community Services03 769 7400, extn. 0
Older Persons' Health (CCCN)03 769 7400, extn. 0
Outpatients DepartmentOutpatients Department03 769 7400, extn. 0
Oral Health Services03 769 7400, extn. 0
Transport Building03 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
Pharmacy03 769 7400, extn. 0
Pharmacy (Community)Greymouth Town Centre03 769 7400, extn. 0
PhysioCommunity Services03 769 7400, extn. 0
RadiologyRadiology Department03 769 7400, extn. 0
Sexual Health03 769 7400, extn. 0
Stop Smoking (smoking cessation)Grey Base Hospital and PHO03 769 7400, extn. 0
Social WorkCommunity Services03 769 7400, extn. 0
Speech Language TherapyCommunity Services03 769 7400, extn. 0
Supply / Inwards Goods03 769 7400, extn. 0
Surgical (Perioperative Services)Operating Theatre03 769 7400, extn. 0
Surgical (Day Surgery)Operating Theatre03 769 7400, extn. 0
Waiting List (Surgery) - CBUCentral Booking Unit03 769 7400, extn. 0
Women's Health
03 769 7400, extn. 0

Not sure where to go?

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.

Page last updated: 1 July 2020

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