Tuesday 18 July 2023Health news2 minutes to read
Further changes are being implemented in Buller Health’s after-hours acute care service for the remainder of this week to accommodate on-going medical staffing challenges.
From this evening (Tuesday 18 July), the acute care zone will be closed every night after-hours (5.30pm – 7.00am) for the remainder of this week. During these times:
All other services provided from Te Rau Kawakawa like Buller Medical Centre and outpatient clinics remain available. There continues to be no impact on any current inpatients as a result of these changes.
“Unfortunately, on-going medical staffing shortages mean we need to extend the alternate plans already in place for our acute care service across the remainder of this week. While we appreciate that this situation is not ideal, we want to reassure the Buller community that our team is making every effort to find suitable solutions,” says Dr Murray Wiggins, Clinical Director Buller Health.
“We will continue to keep the community up to date on any further changes that may arise throughout the week. Once again, thank you to our community for your on-going patience and support,” says Dr Murray Wiggins.
Remember, if you or a member of your whānau are injured or experiencing severe symptoms, it’s critical that you call 111.
Page last updated: 18 July 2023
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