West Coast maternity facilities

This page lists the maternity facilities available in the West Coast area.

Secondary maternity facilities are designed for women and babies who experience complications and may require care from an obstetrician, anaesthetist, paediatrician as well as a midwife. Well women may use these facilities in the absence of other maternity facilities in their area.

Primary maternity facilities are designed for well women who have no complications during pregnancy. They’re run and staffed by midwives.

There are no tertiary maternity facilities in the West Coast. If you have more complex maternity needs which require specialist, multidisciplinary care, you’ll generally be referred to a maternity facility in Canterbury DHB instead.

For information on the different kinds of maternity facility, see Where to give birth.

Secondary maternity facilities

Greymouth Base Hospital

Contact and address

Address 146 High Street
Phone 03 769 7400

Primary maternity facilities

Kawatiri Birthing Unit

Contact and address

Address Buller Hospital
Cobden Street
Phone 03 788 9030


  • Four maternity beds
  • Located within rural community hospital
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