If you are intending to establish a pharmacy in the Hutt Valley region, you must first contact the Strategy, Planning and Outcomes department of Hutt Valley DHB to check on the availability of new pharmacy contracts (contact details below).
The DHB is currently consulting on, and will then implement, a strategy for pharmacist services. We are seeking to ensure that the provision of pharmacy services in the Hutt Valley fulfils criteria of equity and population need.
Until a policy on contracting for pharmacy services has been developed there will be no automatic guarantee that applications for new pharmacy contracts will be granted and pharmacy providers should consider this before committing to any investment in new pharmacy outlets in the Hutt Valley.
Click here for a copy of our draft strategy.
Keith Fraser, Service Planning and Integration Manager
04 570 9564 firstname.lastname@example.org