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West Coast DHB engages user groups as part of Buller Health facility project planning

Monday 6 May 2019Health news2 minutes to read

Please attribute to David Meates, Chief Executive

West Coast DHB engages user groups as part of Buller Health facility project planning

West Coast DHB facilities re-development team and the project architects from Warren and Mahoney met with clinical and support user groups last week to progress the planning of the Buller Health facility.

User group representatives at each session were able to review how clinical spaces will look and interact with each other. The level of engagement was high and resulted in constructive and positive feedback. As a result, all user groups have now endorsed the Buller Health Concept Design and the design team has commenced the initial stages of the preliminary design process.

Buller District Council Mayor, Garry Howard as the council-appointed representative for the design phase attended these sessions. Mayor Howard’s contribution to the design process was invaluable and we would like to thank him for his on-going support and participation in this process.

The facilities mock-up rooms will be established in an existing building – a large utility shed/garage – on the DHB campus. The proximity to the existing facility will enable Buller staff to fully engage in the next design phases of preliminary, developed and detailed. This is expected to happen mid-year.

Prior to sharing the Concept Design with the wider Buller community, we will be seeking endorsement from the West Coast DHB Board at their Friday, 10 May meeting.



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