Thursday 6 May 2021Facilities News2 minutes to read
6 May 2021
West Coast DHB appoints construction contractor for the new Buller Health facility
West Coast DHB has finalised the appointment of the contractor who will undertake the main contract work for the new Buller Health facility.
West Coast DHB’s Chief Executive Dr Peter Bramley says that after a thorough contractor evaluation process, the DHB has engaged Scott Construction Limited, a Nelson-based company with over 50 years’ experience in the construction industry.
“We are looking forward to the next stage of the Buller Health redevelopment project getting underway. At this stage, construction work on the new facility is expected to commence in late-May. We are working with the contractor to firm up the construction programme which will include confirming the expected completion timeframes.”
West Coast DHB’s Board Chair Rick Barker says the appointment of a contractor for the new Buller Health facility is a clear statement of the Board’s commitment to the people of Buller as it will provide a truly integrated health service for the region.
DHB Board member Anita Halsall-Quinlan says it’s an exciting time for everyone as it’s been a long time coming after the culmination of a lot of work over a long period of time.
The 12-bed 2,360m2 facility has been designed to support an integrated model of care and will house a range of services including general practice, inpatients, primary birthing and postnatal care, palliative care, urgent care and child/community dental services. The DHB’s community services, Hauora Māori service and mental health services will also be located within the Buller Health facility.
Clinical services will be supported by radiology and laboratory support services on the same site. The co-location of services will facilitate a collaborative approach to providing health care services, with a focus on improving the patient experience.
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