• Patrick McBride

Te Nikau, Grey Hospital & Health Centre – open to the public tomorrow

The new Greymouth hospital and health centre, Te Nikau, opens its doors to the public on Wednesday 29 July.

The new Emergency Department will open at 7am on Wednesday the 29th and the new Maternity suite will be open from midday on Wednesday.

The following day, Thursday 30 July, all medical and surgical inpatients, including the children’s ward, will move across to Te Nikau.

As Te Nikau will be a fully integrated facility, the team at Grey Medical Centre will be open from Monday 3 August. If you’re a patient at Grey Medi, from next Monday you’ll be coming to see the team in their new rooms within Te Nikau. That’s also the day the blood testing team will start working from Te Nikau along with outpatient and allied health services (which includes physio and occupational therapy) and the new café for staff and patients, Peaberry & Co, will have coffee on the go from 8am.

There are more than 100 new car parks plus 12 mobility parks for patients and visitors close to the main entrance. Staff have separate parking areas.

From Wednesday, to get to the new main entrance and parking area come into the current hospital site off High Street, drive up over the bridge and turn right to Te Nikau. Until then it’s business as usual for all services in the current Grey Base Hospital.