Friday 7 October 2022Health news2 minutes to read
Buller Health is all set to reinstate Foote Ward’s 24/7 urgent patient stabilisation and observation services from Monday, 10 October 2022.
Due to on-going staffing pressures, we introduced temporary changes to how health care services were delivered at Buller Health in mid-August. “These changes were made so that urgent acute care as well as routine primary care to the wider-Westport community could be maintained,” says Holly Mason, Te Whatu Ora Te Tai o Poutini West Coast’s Director of Nursing.
“We are extremely fortunate to have a highly-skilled and dedicated workforce in Buller, who have done a fantastic job to ensure we can reinstate our 24/7 acute care services. Good teamwork coupled with the establishment of more sustainable staffing levels means we can return to providing the full range of health care services from next week.
“We appreciate that having to reduce our services has not been ideal and would like to take the opportunity to thank the Buller community for their understanding and on-going patience over the past few weeks. You can continue helping us out by booking your routine health care appointments early,” says Ms Mason.
Remember, if you are injured or experiencing severe symptoms, it’s critical that you call 111.
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