Friday 27 May 2022Health news2 minutes to read
From today, patients registered with West Coast DHB’s Lake Brunner Clinic are set to see some short-term changes to the way appointments are provided.
These changes are driven by a temporary Rural Nurse Specialist shortage across the Coast which have unfortunately coincided with the COVID-19 pandemic and the extensive period of border closures says Holly Mason, West Coast DHB’s Director of Nursing.
People can still access health care in Moana, but we have had to adjust how we provide our services over the next few weeks.
Normal services (including on-call for emergencies and PRIME callouts) will be available every second week starting from 1pm on Friday, 27 May. Nurse drop-in clinics will be held on a fortnightly basis between 9am – 1pm except on public holidays from Monday, 20 June.
For the week starting Friday, 27 May (and every subsequent fortnight) the following hours will apply:
“Over the coming weeks, there may be occasions that a PRIME nurse cannot be in attendance during emergency call-outs. The wider Moana community can be reassured that we are working with our partnership agencies St Johns and FENZ to ensure that if this was to occur it would not impact on any medical emergencies.
We thank the wider-Moana community for their on-going patience and apologise in advance for any inconvenience that this situation may cause,” says Ms Mason.
Page last updated: 27 May 2022
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