Friday 21 July 2023Health news2 minutes to read
From this evening (Friday, 21/07/2023) Buller Health’s acute care zone will be closed from 5:30pm until 7:00am on Monday (24/7/2023) morning.
The usual weekend GP clinics held on Saturdays and Sundays will also not be available.
During this time, if you or someone in your whānau needs health care, please phone Healthline on 0800 611 116. You will be assessed by the team who will refer you to the most appropriate service. If a referral needs to be made to the PRIME-trained clinician or to St John, the Healthline team will connect you to the appropriate service.
District nursing services continue as normal. Over the weekend:
- A PRIME-trained clinician will be available on-call to respond to community emergencies.
- St John will continue to provide usual emergency response services.
- Anyone needing admission will be transferred to Greymouth’s Te Nīkau Hospital.
Remember, if you or a member of your whānau are injured or experiencing severe symptoms, it’s critical that you call 111.
- If you are feeling unwell with any condition, you can phone Healthline on 0800 611 116 for free health advice 24/7 or your general practice team to discuss your situation and symptoms rather than visiting in person. This will ensure that you get to access appropriate treatment and medication to help you stay well, even if you are at home isolating.
- If you have a mild illness, you can check the Te Whatu Ora | Te Tai o Poutini West Coast or HealthInfo websites for more information on what to do or where to go if you are unsure.
- For appointments, enquiries, prescriptions or results please phone Buller Medical Centre on 03 788 9277 during week day opening hours (Monday – Friday 8:45am – 5:00pm).
- For COVID-19 health advice please call 0800 358 5453.
- If you’re worried about yourself, or someone in your whānau who has a respiratory illness, see the checklist here of symptoms to watch out for, and when you should seek medical advice.
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