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Reefton Health Services Conversation

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Why are we having this conversation?

We need to identify the range of options and choices for the ways in which health services, including aged residential care services, are organised into the future. There are a number of constraints that we need to bear in mind, including:

  • Facilities in a poor state of repair
  • $70M plus of crown capital already committed to the Coast for Grey and Buller facilities
  • Health services in Reefton must be clinically and financially sustainable, and able to be consistently relied upon
  • Long term view around sustainable services needed
  • Reefton Health Services need to be connected to Grey and Buller, as they anchor services for the whole of the Coast

We held a community meeting on 21 August 2014 in Reefton to start the conversation. Following this, a stakeholder group of community representatives and other interested parties will be convened to develop up options. These options will be brought back to the community for further consideration. We intend to hold further community meetings.

Read our Frequently Asked Questions

 
Community Engagement

Questions we’d like our community to ponder:

  • What do you think is working well about our health services in Reefton?
  • What are some of the challenges?
  • How might we work together to improve things?
  • How do you think we should deliver services to our community?

Have your say:

We want the community to be involved in planning to meet the future health needs of the Reefton population. Here's some ways you can be involved:

  • Come to the public meetings – we’ll list here when the next one is on.
  • Fill in a postcard
  • Email your thoughts to