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***BULLER HEALTH HAS BEEN EVACUATED***

Saturday 17 July 2021Health news1 minute to read

Due to rising flood waters, eleven patients, staff and supplies from Buller Health have relocated to Club Buller in Queen Street.

  • If you need health advice please call Healthline on 0800 611 116 – calls are answered 24/7
  • If you need to be seen, they will tell you what to do and where to go.
  • If it’s an emergency, call 111 as per usual.
  • For wellbeing support you can talk to a counsellor free of charge, call or text 1737 any time of the day or night.
  • For pregnancy support and advice over the phone, please call your LMC/midwife.

A reminder from our public health team – please treat all flood water as contaminated.

Sewage may be mixed with flood waters and can cause serious illness.

That means you need to wash your hands thoroughly or use hand gel after coming into contact with flood water.

If your clothes are wet with flood water please put them aside to wash later on (when we’re not conserving water).

Thank you

West Coast DHB

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