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Health sector opportunities for students

Thursday, 10 July 2014, 4:26 pm | West Coast District Health

The West Coast District Health Board is reaffirming its commitment to the next generation of health tertiary students with the 2014 West Coast Health Scholarship and Studentship Awards. More >>

Maternity web pages born

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 5:23 pm | West Coast District Health

After several months of gestation, health professionals and educators up and down the coast would like to announce the birth of the West Coast maternity services web pages. More >>

WCDHB thrilled twith funding for Grey Base Hospital

Thursday, 8 May 2014, 3:20 pm | West Coast District Health

West Coast DHB chief executive, David Meates, says today’s announcement by the Minister of Health is fantastic news. “This gives certainty to our community and to our staff, who can now be confident of a very bright future for health services ... More >>

Cervical cancer vaccination reminder

Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 12:37 pm | West Coast District Health

West Coast DHB urges young girls and their families not to forget about cervical cancer vaccination More >>

West Coast DHB continues to improve on health targets

Tuesday, 26 November 2013, 11:45 am | West Coast District Health

The West Coast District Health Board continues to improve its performance in several of the national health targets, while meeting or maintaining its position in others. More >>

Students get a flavour of rural medicine

Wednesday, 6 November 2013, 12:03 pm | West Coast District Health

Three fifth year medical students called the West Coast home this year thanks to the University of Otago’s Rural Medical Immersion Programme (RMIP). The course sends 20 students into rural communities around New Zealand every year as part of ... More >>

Facilities redevelopment origresses at West Coast Health

Wednesday, 30 October 2013, 11:29 am | West Coast District Health

Architects and health planners met with clinicians and operational staff from the West Coast DHB last week to start the first stage in the design process for a new $60 million hospital and adjoining Integrated Family Health Centre in Greymouth, ... More >>

Full steam ahead for new West Coast health facilities

Friday, 11 October 2013, 10:37 am | West Coast District Health

Greymouth’s new $60 million hospital and adjoining Integrated Family Health Centre is a step closer to reality with the appointment of a design team who will work with WCDHB staff to further develop initial concept designs. More >>

Connecting For Mental Health

Friday, 4 October 2013, 3:28 pm | West Coast District Health

The West Coast will see its biggest ever community event focusing on mental health when Mental Health Awareness Week commences on Monday 7 October. More >>

Generalist doctor appointed to West Coast DHB

Wednesday, 25 September 2013, 11:14 am | West Coast District Health

The West Coast’s new generalist doctor, Brendan Marshall, doesn’t hesitate when asked who inspires him. “Chester Wilson is a rural GP in a town called Charleville in Western Queensland where my mother grew up and my grandparents still live,” ... More >>

Minister Turia To Discuss Health & Social Issues On W. Coast

Thursday, 28 February 2013, 9:48 am | West Coast District Health

West Coast health workers and those working in social services and community NGOs will have a chance to engage directly with the Minister for Whanau Ora on health and social issues when Hon Tariana Turia visits Hokitika and Greymouth on Tuesday ... More >>

Cardiovascular Health Well Cared For

Thursday, 24 January 2013, 11:23 am | West Coast District Health

West Coasters who have been hospitalised with a cardiovascular disease (CVD) event have the highest rates of being on a treatment regime that reduces the likelihood of further events or death. More >>

Spring “snapshot” out this week

Tuesday, 16 October 2012, 11:28 am | West Coast District Health

The West Coast District Health Board this week releases its fourth Report to the Community , a newsletter giving a snapshot of the latest that’s happening in the health system on the West Coast. More >>

Cervical Screening Awareness Month

Thursday, 30 August 2012, 5:01 pm | West Coast District Health

West Coast women are urged to use September – Cervical Screening Awareness Month – as a reminder to have a cervical smear test every three years. More >>

Big improvement in HPV immunisation rates

Thursday, 23 August 2012, 3:49 pm | West Coast District Health

Good communication with schools, careful co-ordination with rural GP visits, and collaboration with the Cervical Screening Programme has resulted in much-improved immunisation rates on the Coast for the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). More >>

Seismic testing to start at Buller Health

Friday, 17 August 2012, 12:40 pm | West Coast District Health

Drilling equipment will move on to the Buller Health site next week to begin seismic testing of the land. More >>

Statement from the family of Tayne Bowes

Tuesday, 14 August 2012, 12:44 pm | West Coast District Health

Mark and Katrina Bowes are devastated and heartbroken at the loss of their son Tayne in a tragic accident on Sunday night. More >>

Parents urged to use free health checks for four-year-olds

Wednesday, 8 August 2012, 10:09 am | West Coast District Health

While the majority of West Coast parents are taking advantage of the free B4 School Check wellness programme for four year olds, there is still room to capture more, co-ordinator Lorraine Williams says. More >>

Gastroenteritis at Grey Base Hospital

Monday, 30 July 2012, 10:34 am | West Coast District Health

Morice Ward at Grey Base Hospital went onto ‘restricted access’ on Friday as several patients and staff experienced symptoms of gastroenteritis. The illness, confirmed as Norovirus, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. More >>

Changes To Carelink Services Proposed

Thursday, 5 July 2012, 10:04 am | West Coast District Health

West Coast DHB consulting with staff on proposed changes to Needs Assessment and Service Co-ordination service More >>

 

 

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