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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 >>

Patients to receive text reminders

Friday, 31 July 2015, 9:42 am | West Coast District Health

Patients to receive text reminders The West Coast District Health Board will send out reminder texts to patients with specialist appointments from next week. Where the DHB has not received confirmation from a patient that they will attend an appointment ... More >>

Flu arrives on West Coast

Monday, 27 July 2015, 9:47 am | West Coast District Health

Health officials are urging West Coasters to get their flu vaccination after a recent sharp rise in cases of influenza-like illness. More >>

Plans for new Grey health facilities progressing

Friday, 24 July 2015, 9:56 am | West Coast District Health

Plans for the new Grey Base Hospital and Integrated Family Health Centre are now well into the “Developed Design” phase and at this stage it is anticipated that the first sod will be turned in late October. More >>

Allen Bryant residents updated

Friday, 3 July 2015, 12:37 pm | West Coast District Health

The West Coast District Health Board is working hard to keep the most vulnerable and dependent older people in their local areas after flooding forced the evacuation of a Hokitika rest home last month. At a meeting last night the DHB and aged residential ... More >>

Zero GP and Prescription Fees for Under 13s

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 3:14 pm | West Coast District Health

If your child is under 13 years and enrolled with a general practice team then getting medical care from today could be a whole lot cheaper. More >>

Planning underway for Allen Bryant residents

Friday, 26 June 2015, 11:45 am | West Coast District Health

Plans are being made to ensure the appropriate placement and care of the people displaced from their aged residential care home, Ultimate Care Allen Bryant, due to last week’s flooding. Extensive flooding of the Hokitika CBD last week resulted in the emergency ... More >>

South Westland challenged to get active

Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 1:58 pm | West Coast District Health

South Westland challenged to get active South Westland locals are putting their hands up for a 100 day challenge to get more active, starting on Wednesday 1 July. When she started in South Westland earlier this year, GP Jenny James noticed many ... More >>

DHB announces changes to Buller older persons’ health

Friday, 12 June 2015, 1:46 pm | West Coast District Health

DHB announces changes to Buller older persons’ health services The West Coast District Health Board has announced plans to strengthen and enhance home-based services for older people and shift away from the provision of aged residential care facilities ... More >>

Future direction of Buller Older Persons’ Health

Friday, 5 June 2015, 10:30 am | West Coast District Health

Priorities identified by the community and the West Coast District Health Board’s direction of travel for older persons’ health services in Buller will be outlined at a public meeting in Westport next week. More >>

Warren & Mahoney to lead Buller IFHC design team

Monday, 25 May 2015, 4:25 pm | West Coast District Health

Warren & Mahoney Architects will lead the design team for the new Buller Integrated Family Health Centre (IFHC).  More >>

General practice changes hands

Thursday, 30 April 2015, 2:22 pm | West Coast District Health

The High Street Medical Centre in Greymouth has been bought by a group of the general practice’s staff members and will continue to provide care for its patients. The new owners are nurses Kathy Hines, Michelle Robb, Rose Ruddle and Sue Griffin and ... More >>

Kawatiri planned birthing recommences

Monday, 2 March 2015, 12:07 pm | West Coast District Health

Kawatiri planned birthing recommences The planned birthing service for pregnant women who are assessed as being low risk recommences in the Kawatiri Birthing Unit from today. A 2013 review of West Coast DHB maternity services, undertaken by clinicians ... More >>

Message not getting through to some tobacco retailers

Tuesday, 10 February 2015, 1:11 pm | West Coast District Health

A tobacco retailer in the Buller District is likely to face a fine of $500 after being caught selling cigarettes to an underage customer in late January. During Community & Public Health’s controlled purchase operation, visiting 22 premises in the ... More >>

Innovations attract midwives to the Coast

Monday, 9 February 2015, 10:22 am | West Coast District Health

Innovative support packages being offered to self-employed Lead Maternity Care (LMC) midwives are attracting new midwives to the Coast. Following a Maternity Review in 2013, the DHB consulted with midwives and others late last year and has now moved ... More >>

Community invited to new Grey health facilities update

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 10:56 am | West Coast District Health

Community invited to new Grey health facilities update West Coasters are being invited to an update on the new Grey Hospital and adjoining Integrated Family Health Centre [IFHC] in Greymouth this Thursday night. More >>

West Coast DHB health target update

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 10:37 am | West Coast District Health

West Coast DHB health target update The West Coast District Health Board once again leads the country’s DHBs in the health targets for shorter stays in emergency departments, achieving 100%. The target of 95% measures what proportion of patients are admitted, ... More >>

New patient information sharing system introduced

Monday, 17 November 2014, 4:08 pm | West Coast District Health

New patient information sharing system introduced From today the West Coast health system has introduced HealthOne, a new electronic patient information system to assist health professionals with continuity of care. More >>

 

 

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