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Blessing marks an important milestone for Te Nīkau Grey Hospital and Health Centre

Tuesday 12 May 2020Facilities News2 minutes to read

Bishop Richard Wallace

Bishop Richard Wallace blessing Te Nīkau

Yesterday’s blessing of Te Nīkau Grey Hospital and Health Centre marks an important milestone for the West Coast Health System,” West Coast DHB’s Board Chair Rick Barker says.

“Yesterday, representatives from our two runanga – Te Runanga o Ngāti Waewae and Te Runanga o Makaawhio – were joined by local Anglican and Catholic ministers to formally bless our new facility. The ceremony denotes an important step in welcoming our DHB staff into the facility to start their work and we extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in this celebration.”

The West Coast DHB will now start the 10-week operational readiness phase to prepare the new facility for migration. This will include a thorough facility clean followed by equipment installation, stocking of consumables and clinical supplies as well as completing information technology infrastructure works.

“The operational readiness and migration phases are dependent on our ongoing response to the current COVID-19 pandemic as the existing Grey Base Hospital must continue to be ready to respond to any local developments that may arise while we continue to operate under the current alert level system.”

“We are looking forward to preparing Te Nīkau Hospital and Health Centre for our West Coast community and will keep everyone informed about our progress with regular updates,” Mr Barker says.

Formal blessing of our new facility

Yesterday, representatives from our two runanga – Te Runanga o Ngāti Waewae and Te Runanga o Makaawhio – were joined by local Anglican and Catholic ministers to formally bless our new facility.

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