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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 >>

Excellent result for West Coast on national health targets

Friday, 1 March 2013, 11:54 am | West Coast DHB

The West Coast community leads the country for having the shortest stays in an Emergency Department. This is one of six national health targets set by the Minister of Health, which DHBs have to report against on a quarterly basis. More >>

Final DEE report for Buller Xray

Wednesday, 30 January 2013, 1:47 pm | West Coast DHB

A final detailed engineering evaluation [DEE] report received today has determined that while the West Coast DHB’s Buller X-ray building, a single story wooden structure at Buller Health, Westport is earthquake prone, it has no critical structural weaknesses ... More >>

West Coast DHB to permanently close its laundry

Wednesday, 19 December 2012, 1:06 pm | West Coast DHB

WEST COAST DISTRICT HEALTH BOARD PRESS RELEASE – Embargo until midday – December 19, 2012 19 December 2012 West Coast DHB to permanently close its laundry The West Coast District Health Board confirmed today that it will close its laundry service ... More >>

West Coast Children to benefit from Countdown Kids Appeal

Tuesday, 18 December 2012, 9:15 am | West Coast DHB

West Coast children will benefit from new equipment as a result of the generosity displayed by New Zealanders through the Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal. More >>

Changes in the maternity area at Grey Base Hospital

Tuesday, 11 December 2012, 12:44 pm | West Coast DHB

Changes in the maternity area at Grey Base Hospital The necessity to vacate the seaward end of the Morice / McBrearty ward block due to seismic concerns will result in some changes to maternity services at Grey Base Hospital. More >>

Perspective Laundry

Thursday, 29 November 2012, 12:35 pm | West Coast DHB

In the last few days I have received a number of questions from members of the community about our decision to consult with staff on the permanent closure of the laundry at Grey Base Hospital. We know that our announcement last Friday was devastating ... More >>

Consultation on permanent closure of West Coast DHB Laundry

Friday, 23 November 2012, 11:52 am | West Coast DHB

The need for substantial expenditure to bring Grey Base Hospital buildings to a safe seismic standard, alongside potential South Island-wide changes in the way laundry services are provided to district health boards, have together compelled the West ... More >>

Important changes to accessing personal medical records

Thursday, 15 November 2012, 12:02 pm | West Coast DHB

An improved system for sharing medical records between health professionals is expected to enhance patient care on the West Coast. More >>



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