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DHB general practice fees change

Friday, 29 July 2016, 3:25 pm | West Coast District Health

Fees for routine consultations with your own West Coast District Health Board general practice increase by 50cents with the new fee schedule being introduced next week. More >>

Gastroenteritis at Grey Base Hospital

Friday, 29 July 2016, 9:41 am | West Coast District Health

Entry to Grey Base Hospital’s Morice Ward is restricted after some patients and staff have had diarrhoea and vomiting. Medical Director Patient Safety and Outcomes Dr Vicki Robertson says visitors are asked to refrain from visiting Morice patients ... More >>

Health Disability Action Plan launched

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 11:56 am | West Coast District Health

Consulting with families, identifying staff champions, and providing large print health information are some of the actions outlined in the Canterbury and West Coasts’ Health Disability Action Plan being launched today. More >>

Profile provides planning tool

Friday, 8 July 2016, 2:18 pm | West Coast District Health

Overall increases in community need, challenges in recruitment and retention of workers, viability of services, and the need for co-ordination are key themes in the Buller Community Profile released this week. More >>

New stop smoking service for Coast

Friday, 1 July 2016, 12:31 pm | West Coast District Health

The Ministry of Health has offered a contract to Community and Public Health to deliver the new West Coast Stop Smoking Service replacing the existing Aukati KaiPaipa service for Maori. More >>

Consumer voices important

Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 10:05 am | West Coast District Health

The Consumer Council was established in 2014 as a way for consumers to have a strong voice in planning, designing and delivering services on the West Coast. The Consumer Council is invited to participate in, and comment on, many of the West Coast DHB ... More >>

DHB applauds Government’s commitment to West Coast

Friday, 27 May 2016, 12:35 pm | West Coast District Health

West Coast District Health Board Chair Peter Ballantyne has applauded the Government’s commitment to the health of West Coasters with today’s announcement of extra funding to allow the new Grey Base facilities to proceed. More >>

Call to action to quit

Monday, 23 May 2016, 11:18 am | West Coast District Health

West Coast smokers are being urged to quit for the sake of their family and to protect them from the dangers of second hand smoke. What better time to do it than World Smokefree Day: Tuesday 31 May? In New Zealand 5000 people a year die from smoking. ... More >>

All DHB clinics running as normal in South Westland

Thursday, 24 March 2016, 11:24 am | West Coast District Health

24 March 2016, 11.30am All DHB clinics are running as normal in South Westland today. More >>

West Coast makes 999,999th electronic referral

Wednesday, 23 March 2016, 11:57 am | West Coast District Health

Two minutes after West Coast District Health Board Rural Hospital Medicine Registrar Adele Pheasant referred a patient using the South Island Electronic Request Management System (ERMS), another doctor hit the big time. West Coast health professionals are ... More >>

Important Message About New Grey Base Hospital

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 11:44 am | West Coast District Health

Statement from West Coast District Health Board Chief Executive David Meates: The Hospital Redevelopment Partnership Group has made a decision to delay the start of the Grey Hospital and Integrated Family Health Centre [IFHC] project. This delay ... More >>

Plunket to provide free parenting and pregnancy education

Friday, 11 December 2015, 1:49 pm | West Coast District Health

First time West Coast parents are being encouraged to sign up for Plunket’s free Pregnancy and Parenting Education as soon as their pregnancy is confirmed. From 1 January 2016 Plunket will be delivering free district health board-funded pregnancy ... More >>

Making our hospitals safer

Friday, 4 December 2015, 3:30 pm | West Coast District Health

A reduction in the number of serious adverse events occurring in West Coast hospitals during the year ending 30 June 2015 is welcome news, Chief Executive David Meates says. More >>

Great strides for South Westland

Friday, 16 October 2015, 10:23 am | West Coast District Health

Great strides for South Westland One participant lost 21.3kg, several others lost between 8 and 11kg, Fox Glacier was awarded top town and the winning team from Whataroa walked the equivalent of 4107.1km in the South Westland 100 day challenge. Last Thursday ... More >>

Take care when gardening!

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 3:07 pm | West Coast District Health

Thursday 8 October Take care when gardening! West Coasters are being urged to follow some simple steps in order to avoid getting a serious illness linked to gardening. Dr Cheryl Brunton, West Coast Medical Officer of Health, says this is the time of ... More >>

West Coast nurse wins national award

Thursday, 17 September 2015, 11:14 am | West Coast District Health

Franz Josef-based Rural Nurse Specialist Gemma Hutton is an excellent choice to win the 2015 NZNO Young Nurse of Year, according to West Coast DHB Director of Nursing and Midwifery Karyn Bousfield. More >>

West Coast tops in newborn GP enrolments

Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 11:16 am | West Coast District Health

The West Coast Primary Health Organisation has achieved 100% (74 babies in total) enrolments of newborns with general practices, top-ranked in the country in the latest figures released. More >>

Changes to Buller older persons’ health services finalised

Friday, 28 August 2015, 12:23 pm | West Coast District Health

Following nearly a year of conversations with the community and staff in Buller, the West Coast District Health Board will introduce new community-based positions and will soon close the DHB-operated Kynnersley Rest Home in Westport. The DHB has ... More >>

West Coast DHB meets majority of health targets

Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 3:26 pm | West Coast District Health

West Coast DHB meets majority of health targets The West Coast District Health Board has met five out of seven national health targets, topping the country in one target and narrowly missing two targets by eight and two patients respectively. The DHB’s ... More >>

Health sector opportunities for students

Thursday, 13 August 2015, 10:20 am | West Coast District Health

The West Coast District Health Board is again offering its commitment to the next generation of health tertiary students with the 2015 West Coast Health Scholarship and Studentship Awards. More >>

 

 

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