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December 23, 2011

New appointments process for South Westland health clinics

A new 0800 phone number has been launched for South Westland health clinics. The number will take patients to the Franz Josef clinic which will handle all appointments for the South Westland clinics at Haast, Fox Glacier, Franz Josef, Whataroa and Hari Hari. Appointments will no longer be taken at individual clinics.

The number is 0800 SWHealth (0800 79432584). It will be manned by a receptionist from 8.30am to 12.00pm and 1pm to 5.00pm Monday to Friday (not including Public Holidays). Outside these hours patients will be able to leave a message.

The 0800 number will reduce pressure on individual clinics where there isnít a receptionist, allowing the clinical staff to work with less interruption.


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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