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October 8, 2010

Rural Academic General Practice Opening

Prime Minister John Key reaffirmed the Government's commitment to the training of medical staff at yesterday's opening of the Rural Academic General Practice at Grey Base Hospital.

Rural Academic General Practice Opening - Photo: West Coast – Tasman Member of Parliament Chris Auchinvole and Prime Minister John Key join the opening of the Rural Academic General Practice via videoconference with West Coast DHB Deputy Chair, Dr Paul McCormack looking on.
Photo:  West Coast - Tasman Member of Parliament Chris Auchinvole and Prime Minister John Key join the opening of the Rural Academic General Practice via videoconference with West Coast DHB Deputy Chair, Dr Paul McCormack looking on.

The Prime Minister along with West Coast-Tasman MP Chris Auchinvole joined the opening at Grey Base Hospital via videoconference from Motueka.

Dr Greville Wood, Clinical Director of the Rural Academic General Practice explained that the facility is a fully functioning primary care practice built to plans that are similar to other West Coast District Health Board rural practices.

The intention is to train medical, nursing and allied health staff to provide healthcare in a rural setting. The post-graduate training will enable nurses to become rural nurse specialists and nurse practitioners and registrars to become rural GPs and rural hospital specialists.

Chief Executive of the West Coast District Health Board, David Meates paid tribute to the many people involved in getting the rural training concept developed to fruition and cited it as another example of the West Coast thinking outside the square and looking to develop a solution that meets its needs.

Grey District mayor, Tony Kokshoorn unveiled a plaque to commemorate the opening on behalf of the Prime Minister.

UPDATE: 1 July 2017. Note, this clinic has now merged with the Greymouth Medical Centre. See THIS media release.

 

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