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May 13, 2011

Sapere Buller Health Services Plan

The West Coast DHB is pleased to release the Buller Health services plan - it's a draft report that describes the proposed new model of care, examines the options in terms of a new facility and looks at the predicted volumes and types of care to be provided in the future.

Please select the following link to download and view the report.

CE David Meates said he was delighted that there had been such strong interest in the Buller Integrated Family Health Centre proposal on the West Coast and he hoped the information contained in the report would help promote community and staff feedback. The report's release is a further step in encouraging the ongoing involvement of the community in the planning for future health care in the Buller.

The draft report was prepared by the Sapere research group to inform service planning by the Buller Joint Action Group. It is part of the first stage of what is envisaged to be a four stage development. The next phase, Stage 2, will include selecting a preferred option and developing concept plans along with engineer's reviews of site options and approving capital funding.

The report has some sections removed for reasons of commercial sensitivity and also to safeguard privacy of staff employment conditions.

The report will be available to the general public from Friday afternoon on the West Coast DHB website and copies will also be available at Buller Health, DHB medical centres, Information Centres in the Buller area, the Buller District Council and the Buller Library.

The community is reminded that feedback regarding the proposal is requested by 27 May 2011. Feedback can be dropped into reception at Buller Health, or sent to Buller Feedback PO Box 387, Greymouth or by email to
bullerfeedback@westcoastdhb.health.nz .

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Please attribute comment to.
David Meates
CE
West Coast DHB

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