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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 >>

Making Our Hospitals Safer

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 2:46 pm | West Coast DHB

The Health Quality & Safety Commission New Zealand report ‘Making Our Hospitals Safer’ was released today. This is their eighth report on serious adverse events that have occurred in the country’s hospitals in the past year. The report can ... More >>

Patients surveyed on their experience of hospital

Thursday, 4 September 2014, 5:24 pm | West Coast DHB

The West Coast DHB is encouraging people to respond to a new survey asking for feedback on their stay in hospital. More >>

Charity walk and cycle to raise funds

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 1:43 pm | West Coast DHB

Get your walking shoes and bikes out for the annual West Coast DHB’s Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal Charity Walk on Saturday 9 August. More >>

Nationwide circuit to capture Pacific aspirations

Thursday, 29 May 2014, 5:03 pm | West Coast DHB

Pacific Island Affairs Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga is on the road seeking the input of Pacific communities to help promote the success of Pacific people in New Zealand. More >>

Paul McCormack To Resign As Chair

Thursday, 29 May 2014, 5:02 pm | West Coast DHB

I have advised the Minister of Health of my decision to resign as Chair of the West Coast District Health Board, effective Friday 13th June 2014. My final duty as chair will be to attend the West Coast DHB’s Committee meetings in Greymouth on the 12th ... More >>

Better figures for heart/diabetes checks - West Coast DHB

Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 12:41 pm | West Coast DHB

The West Coast District Health Board’s performance against the National Health Target for heart and diabetes checks in primary care has continued to climb in Quarter 3. More >>

Delight at New Health Facilities Announcement

Wednesday, 25 September 2013, 4:14 pm | West Coast DHB

Canterbury and West Coast District Health Board chief executive, David Meates, says this is the news the community and WCDHB staff have been waiting for, for a very long time. More >>

Strengthening relationships with Canterbury DHB

Tuesday, 20 August 2013, 3:47 pm | West Coast DHB

Imagine a hospital with a long corridor says David Brydon, Service Manager Orthopaedic Department at Christchurch Hospital. “That’s the philosophy of the Transalpine service. It’s one service that spans the Alps linking Canterbury and the West Coast.” More >>

Listening is first step on path to improving health system

Thursday, 23 May 2013, 5:15 pm | West Coast DHB

Listening to patients’ experiences to determine how to improve the health system is the aim of two consumer representatives on West Coast District Health Board’s Clinical Board. More >>



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