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February 4, 2011

Ngakawau Health Clinic to reopen

The West Coast DHB Health Clinic at Ngakawau is to reopen on Monday 7 February. The clinic has been closed after it was damaged in an arson attack just after Christmas.

Normal Rural Nurse Specialist services at the clinic will resume on Monday. The General Practitioner will also be returning with the first scheduled clinic being on Wednesday 9 February.

Patients can phone the clinic on 788-5062 to make an appointment.

An extensive clean-up has been completed and a number of items of clinical equipment have been replaced. However, repairs to the most severely damaged room in the clinic have yet to be completed. There will be a period during which repairs will be occurring at the same time as patient care. We trust that the tolerance and goodwill that has been demonstrated to date will continue through this time period.

Exact dates for completion of the remaining repair work are still being finalised with our insurers.

The West Coast DHB appreciates the patience shown by the community and staff while the clinic was made safe and suitable for use and thanks the Buller Health Medical Centre for catering for the community's needs and reducing the inconvenience that the arson created.


For further information please contact

Bryan Jamieson
Community Liaison Officer
West Coast DHB
PO Box 387
Greymouth 7840
Phone (DDI): (03) 769-7665
Mobile: 027 245-9595
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