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Move to new Haast Health Centre set for tomorrow

Monday 14 December 2020Health news2 minutes to read

We are pleased to confirm that on Tuesday, 15 December 2020 from 8.30am onwards, you will find us in our new Haast Health Centre which is co-located with St John in the existing St John premises in Haast Township,” West Coast DHB’s Manager of Integrated Services – Southern David Smith says.

“As construction work to fit out the new Haast Health Centre was completed earlier than anticipated, we have made the decision to move into our new clinic before the Christmas/New Year period.”

The facility 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.

“The move to our new premises is really exciting as it provides 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. We are looking forward to welcoming the Haast community to our new premises,” says Mr Smith.

“The new location 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.”

Patients are asked to avoid the clinic during the changeover period, however staff will be available to respond to acute/emergency needs at the new clinic from 8.30am on Tuesday, 15 December. Normal services are expected to resume from early Wednesday afternoon.

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.

 

Ngā mihi nui/Kind regards,
nā Imogen
Imogen Squires | Senior Communications Advisor | West Coast District Health Board
PO Box 387, High Street, Greymouth 7840
DDI 03 769 7457 | 03 769 7400 ext 2457 | M 027 836 1528

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