Tuesday 25 October 2022Health news3 minutes to read
Urgent patient stabilisation and observation services provided by Buller Health’s Foote Ward team will remain operating at reduced capacity due to on-going staffing pressures.
For the time being, services will continue to be temporarily provided as follows:
“Unfortunately, the staffing pressures which led to reduced services in Foote Ward’s 24/7 urgent patient stabilisation and observation services over the weekend have not eased. For this reason, we have made the decision to continue temporarily providing reduced services”, says Holly Mason, Te Whatu Ora Te Tai o Poutini West Coast’s Director of Nursing.
“If you or a member of your whānau needs emergency or acute care these services are still available 24/7 – they are just being provided in a different way. Between 11:00pm and 7:00am, instead of presenting to Foote Ward, St John’s staff along with a PRIME trained clinician will come to you.
“While we appreciate that this situation isn’t ideal, we are committed to ensuring the wider-Westport community has access to urgent acute care when it is needed. It’s important that if you are very unwell, we do want to see you so you can get the care you need. In a life-threatening emergency, it’s critical you call 111,” says Ms Mason.
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