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April 09, 2008

New Ngakawau Health Clinic

Acting CE of the West Coast DHB, Hecta Williams is pleased to announce that site preparation has commenced prior to the construction of a new health clinic at Ngakawau.

“This new clinic further demonstrates the continuing commitment of the West Coast DHB towards improving the health of all West Coast people,” Ms Williams said.

The new facility, which is to be built on a vacant section south of the present clinic, will be 150 m2 compared with 69 m2 in the old one.

The clinic has been designed by Hopkinson Team Architecture of Greymouth and will be built by Coastal Construction of Westport.

Features of the new building, designed to meet modern clinical standards, will include three consultation / treatment rooms, ambulance access, improved disabled access and waiting area, off-street parking and  a clear water waste treatment system that is far more environmentally friendly than the septic tank system used for the old clinic.

The clinic will have the capability of being able to be used as a trauma centre in the event of a local emergency.

Completion of the new facility is due in August 2008.

Download and view an architect’s view of the new clinic. (PDF document, size: 1,793 KB)

For more 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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