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Physio Shortages Mean Changes to West Coast DHB Services

Monday, 25 September 2017, 12:04 pm | West Coast District Health

A national shortage of DHB-based physiotherapists is leading the West Coast DHB to implement temporary changes to services for patients. More >>

Mental health initiatives put together

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 2:50 pm | West Coast District Health

A calendar of mental health and suicide prevention trainings, workshops and programmes is being published to mark this weekend’s World Suicide Prevention Day (Sunday 10 September). More >>

Community dementia service shifts to CCCN

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 12:02 pm | West Coast District Health

Community Dementia Services will soon be managed through the Complex Clinical Care Network (CCCN), to better meet the needs of the West Coast community. More >>

Slight delays with Grey Medical Centre phones

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 12:10 pm | West Coast District Health

Additional phone lines are being installed in the new combined Grey Medical Centre to alleviate current delays some people are experiencing getting through to the general practice. As part of an ongoing improvement of services, the West Coast District ... More >>

Philip Wheble Appointed West Coast DHB General Manager

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 10:00 am | West Coast District Health

Philip Wheble has this week been announced as the new general manager for the West Coast District Health Board. More >>

Rural Academic GP to merge with Grey Medical Centre

Monday, 12 June 2017, 10:50 am | West Coast District Health

In anticipation of the new Grey Integrated Family Health Centre opening next year, two of Greymouth’s general practices will merge at the start of July. More >>

Increase in missed appointments concerns DHB

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 3:00 pm | West Coast District Health

While some progress has been made with improvements to its processes, the West Coast DHB would still like to understand why some patients do not turn up for appointments. More >>

DHB focused on improving mental health outcomes

Monday, 15 May 2017, 10:03 am | West Coast District Health

Board members today heard how the West Coast DHB intends to improve mental health outcomes for Coasters. More >>

DHB laundry services to change

Friday, 12 May 2017, 9:38 am | West Coast District Health

The West Coast DHB has confirmed that no staff will lose their jobs immediately as a result of the recent Laundry Service change proposal. More >>

West Coast focuses on falls prevention in community

Thursday, 30 March 2017, 2:15 pm | West Coast District Health

In an effort to reduce the number of falls experienced by people on the West Coast, a programme of community awareness events is being produced for “April Falls Month”. More >>

Speaker focuses on alcohol and teenage brain

Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 2:02 pm | West Coast District Health

The effects of alcohol on the developing teenage brain will be explored in a series of upcoming free community events presented by neuroscience Educator Nathan Wallis. Using current research to provide practical advice for supporting adolescents, the ... More >>

Sexual health advice still available on Coast

Friday, 13 January 2017, 9:59 am | West Coast District Health

The West Coast District Health Boards wants to reassure patients that the Grey and Westport sexual health clinics continue to operate as usual. A recent article about the pending closure of the Greymouth Family Planning Clinic has caused some confusion, ... More >>

Kawatiri Wellbeing Hui promotes services

Friday, 18 November 2016, 9:45 am | West Coast District Health

Having a go at carving, creating and eating your own healthy lunch, activities for the kids, a clothes and toy swap, healthy hamburger cook-off, free smears, blood pressure, weight, height, and spirometry checks - are all part of next week’s Kawatiri ... More >>

Take care when gardening!

Monday, 10 October 2016, 3:03 pm | West Coast District Health

West Coasters are being urged to follow some simple steps in order to avoid getting a serious illness linked to gardening. More >>

West Coast Māori Health Plan approved

Tuesday, 13 September 2016, 10:18 am | West Coast District Health

The West Coast health system is doing well in its planning and implementation for Māori health, the Ministry of Health has said in approving the area’s Māori Health Plan. More >>

Connect with nature for wellbeing

Friday, 19 August 2016, 10:35 am | West Coast District Health

A Buller group organising an event from 10 – 16 October to support wellbeing for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) is looking for input from locals. More >>

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 >>



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