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Blessing of new Haast Health Centre set for tomorrow

Thursday 11 March 2021Health news2 minutes to read


11 March 2021

Blessing of new Haast Health Centre set for tomorrow

Tomorrow’s blessing of the new Haast Health Centre forms an integral part of the West Coast DHB’s move into its newest premises.

West Coast DHB’s Manager of Integrated Services – Southern David Smith says that we were fortunate to move into the new Haast Health Centre just prior to Christmas and blessing our new premises is an important acknowledgement of the new facility and of our ongoing partnership with Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio and the Haast community.

“Our new clinic is co-located with St John in the St John premises at 5 Tahutahi Road in the Haast Township. It has a similar number of rooms as the old clinic in Hannahs Clearing, however the rooms are larger in size. It includes an accessible toilet, waiting room, consult room, treatment room and multiuse storage/utility room with staff amenities being shared with St John staff. There is direct access from the clinic into St John, to facilitate patient transfer.

Staff have settled into their new work environment and are impressed with the layout. They are also pleased that they have access to a number of improved clinical safety benefits such as better internet services, increased reliability for mobile phone coverage and increased coordination with St John in the event of a local level emergency.”

“The move to our new premises not only results in the largest population in the wider Haast area having easier access to a safer and more sustainable health clinic, it also provides an opportunity for the DHB to improve the resiliency of health care service for the Haast community.

We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to tomorrow’s formal blessing of the Haast Health Clinic which starts at 11.30am. During this time, you can phone us as usual on 03 750 0800 for health advice or to make an appointment. In the event of an emergency, please dial 111,” says Mr Smith.



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