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November 16, 2012

Relocation moves begin at Grey Base Hospital

Today sees the beginning of a number of shifts of Grey Base Hospital services that will result in the eventual vacation of the seaward end of the Morice Ward / McBrearty Ward and Medical Administration block.

The Brian Waterson Day Surgery unit will be moving along the corridor to Barclay Ward.

On Saturday 17 November, Hannan Ward (containing the Assessment Treatment and Rehabilitation service) will be moving to the Greenwood Wing of elder care facility Granger House in Shakespeare Street, Greymouth. The DHB will have the use of 10 beds within the Greenwood Wing.

The Speech Language Therapy department will be moving from its current location in Hannan ward to the Occupational Therapy department on the lower ground floor of Grey Base Hospital.

Staff from Evan Jones Construction will be on site at Grey Base Hospital from today, preparing areas for reconfiguration.

"We would like to acknowledge the support and understanding shown by patients and their families as we begin these moves. We also recognise the efforts made by staff throughout the organisation to make these changes as smooth as possible, says Michael Frampton, Programme Director, West Coast DHB.

The West Coast community will be kept informed about future changes as final details are confirmed in each service area.


For more information

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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