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Grey Base overbridge to close 8 January

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 4:31 pm | West Coast DHB

The overbridge connecting the main street of Greymouth with the Grey Base Hospital will be closed for 10 days from Monday 8 to Thursday 18 January so pipework can be laid. More >>

Proposed closure of Dunsford aged residential facility

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 3:14 pm | West Coast DHB

DHB announces proposed closure of Dunsford aged residential care facility The West Coast District Health Board has announced a proposal to close the Westport-based Dunsford Ward rest home and hospital level aged residential care facility by 1 March ... More >>

Be mindful of mumps

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 1:29 pm | West Coast DHB

While tests showed two suspected cases of mumps reported in the past few weeks on the West Coast were not actually mumps, Medical Officer of Health Dr Cheryl Brunton advises caution. More >>

Patient wifi available at Grey Base

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 12:18 pm | West Coast DHB

Free public wifi internet access is now available in parts of the Grey Base Hospital. More >>

Kowhai Manor to close

Monday, 27 February 2017, 2:00 pm | West Coast DHB

Greymouth rest home Kowhai Manor will close by 31 March, as the Ministry of Health has withdrawn certification following a recent audit. More >>

West Coast focuses on falls prevention

Thursday, 10 November 2016, 1:46 pm | West Coast DHB

The number of falls experienced by patients of the West Coast health system shows there is more preventative work to be done in this area, West Coast DHB Chief Executive David Meates says. More >>

West Coast meets majority of health targets

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 12:02 pm | West Coast DHB

The West Coast District Health Board is ensuring shorter stays in the emergency department, is delivering more than expected volumes of elective surgery, and eligible people are getting assessed for cardiovascular risk as evidenced in the latest national ... More >>

Safety concerns close hospital footbridge

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 11:50 am | West Coast DHB

Safety concerns close hospital footbridge A 140-year-old footbridge over railway lines linking Cowper St to the current Grey Base Hospital has been closed following an engineering assessment. On Friday the West Coast DHB received a preliminary engineering ... More >>

Nurse assessments to assist with doctor shortage

Monday, 8 August 2016, 12:58 pm | West Coast DHB

Nurse assessments to assist with doctor shortage A shortage of doctors this month means nurses will be assessing patient needs at Buller Health Medical, but the General Manager Buller Kathleen Gavigan says people should not delay seeking help if they ... More >>

New endoscopy tower improves view

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 5:28 pm | West Coast DHB

A new endoscopy tower at the Grey Base Hospital means surgeons can see more clearly when they need to carry out gastroscopies and colonoscopies. More >>

New ‘virtual medical receptionist’ to help South Westland

Friday, 26 February 2016, 5:32 pm | West Coast DHB

A new service offering greater access to booking general practice appointments in South Westland will become operational on Monday 21 March when a three month trial begins. More >>

Greymouth world record attempt

Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 12:11 pm | West Coast DHB

Greymouth world record attempt Fourteen Greymouth schools, dozens of businesses and hundreds of members of the public are gathering at Rugby Park this Friday to attempt a world record for a continuous high five. Organised by Maria Swinburn of ... More >>

New Grey health facilities one step closer

Monday, 9 November 2015, 2:36 pm | West Coast DHB

Monday 9 November New Grey health facilities one step closer Fletcher Construction will be in Greymouth this week engaging with local contractors, suppliers and the DHB as part of the pre-construction phase for the new Grey Base Hospital and Integrated ... More >>

DHB to update South Westland community

Monday, 21 September 2015, 4:27 pm | West Coast DHB

The West Coast District Health Board will present an update to the South Westland community at a meeting in Franz Josef next Wednesday night. More >>

West Coast health system makes spectacular gains

Tuesday, 26 May 2015, 2:56 pm | West Coast DHB

The West Coast health system has improved its performance in most of the Government’s health target categories thanks to efforts of teams across the Coast health system. More >>

West Coast Health and Disability Resource Consumer Forums

Thursday, 30 April 2015, 1:53 pm | West Coast DHB

Health and disability information users are invited to a series of forums to discuss West Coast services and activities. The Federation for Disability Information Centres is the professional body that oversees the running of these contracts. Together with ... More >>

West Coast DHB celebrates patient safety milestone

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 12:01 pm | West Coast DHB

West Coast DHB staff this week celebrated a major patient safety milestone, reaching 1000 days with no Central Line Associated Bacteraemia (CLAB). More >>

Pasifika representative sough

Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 9:27 am | West Coast DHB

Talofa! Malo e lelei! Bula! The West Coast DHB Consumer Council is looking for a Pasifika representative, to fill a current vacancy. More >>

Planned birthing to recommence in Buller

Monday, 26 January 2015, 4:42 pm | West Coast DHB

A new provider has been contracted by the West Coast District Health Board to run the Buller Hospital’s Kawatiri Birthing Unit, Chief Executive David Meates announced today. More >>

Patients asked about hospital experience

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 1:52 pm | West Coast DHB

A random selection of people on the Coast who spent at least one night in hospital between 3 – 16 November have been sent an invitation to participate in a national patient experience survey. More >>



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