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Community Updates

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Community Feedback Summary

A report summarising community feedback on the draft concept plans for the proposed health facility for Westport has been produced.

The report identifies five main themes in the feedback:

  • Theme 1 – Lack of consultation
  • Theme 2 – Local involvement and leadership
  • Theme 3 – Not enough beds for palliative, respite and maternity care
  • Theme 4 – More aged residential care
  • Theme 5 – A dedicated, private and secure mental health area

This feedback will be shared with the Minister of Health, Ministry of Health, West Coast Partnership Group members, West Coast DHB Board members and local MP for West Coast-Tasman, Hon. Damien O'Connor.

Once feedback has been considered and discussed with the health planners, architects and user groups further amendments may be made to the next version of the plans.

Community feedback is welcome throughout the process – please email

Friday, 6 April 2018

A new health facility for Buller

Have your say on the latest draft concept plans for the new Buller Health facility.

We welcome your feedback on the layout of the floor plan and the site – Pakington Street, or the current Buller Health site.

Please tell us what you think before Friday 20 April.

Feedback can be emailed to

If you'd like a printed copy of the latest draft concept plan, or to see a large-size copy of the plans, these are on display in the reception area at Buller Health.

There are post-it notes and pens available there so you can write down your comments and stick them on the plans.

Plans can also be seen at Damien O'Connor's Electorate Office in Buller [208A Palmerston St, Westport].

If you're on facebook, 'like' our page WCDHB Careers as we'll be posting updates there as the project progresses.

On our facebook page you can also view video footage – in three separate posts – of the public meeting held at the NBS Theatre on Thursday 5 April.

A copy of the presentation from 5 April can be viewed here.

Thanks for taking the time to tell us what you think.