Media release from West Coast DHBFriday 29 June 2012, 11:54AM
Media release from West Coast DHB
Ongoing efforts from the West Coast District Health Board to secure
specialist Obstetric and Gynaecology for an anticipated shortage
from July 2 to July 5 have been successful.
The arrival of a specialist Obstetrics and Gynaecology locum at
Grey Base Hospital will mean that there are no gaps in the services
offered to women on the West Coast next week and accordingly the
contingency arrangements that had been put in place will not be
Dr Carol Atmore, West Coast DHB Chief Medical Officer says the West
Coast DHB apologises for any additional distress and inconvenience
that this situation caused to pregnant women and their
"Our commitment is to providing a safe service to mothers and
babies and with this locum appointment we are pleased that a
stressful situation has been avoided, she says.
Pregnant women should discuss any further questions with their Lead
Maternity Carer / midwife.