West Coast DHB

Whakaruru Whānau/Family House is situated at the far north end of Grey Hospital between Parfitt Ward and the Corporate Office. The House offers open style accommodation with one bedroom with two single beds, two couch beds, and four mattresses. It is available to families of patients in Grey Hospital who live outside the Greymouth area, to help them support whānau/family members who are patients in Grey Hospital.

Whānau/family can stay in the house for up to seven nights. Limited parking is available in the vicinity of the building. Eligibility is on a first come, first served basis and at the discretion of Grey Hospital management. Guests of the whānau/family under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. The house is fully equipped and wheelchair accessible. It has its own kitchen, laundry, two bathrooms, dining area, and a shared living area with television. All bedding, sheets, towels and tea towels are supplied and washed. Whānau/family need only to buy their food, wash their clothes, and keep the house tidy.

Costs include cleaning and linen: $10 per night each adult (15 years and older). Children 14 years and younger stay free. $10 deposit for the key (refunded when the key is returned). Where Ministry of Health travel and accommodation assistance is available, the rate will be amended to reflect this funding. Payment needs to be made at the time of the stay (invoices are not sent). If you have difficulty paying this, the Grey Base Hospital Social Work Department will assist where possible.

Contact Us:

Grey Base Hospital Admitting Office for bookings 03 769 7400 ext 2886