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Independent assessment of O’Conor Home shows no concerns

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 5:28 pm | Westcoast DHB

An independent audit has not identified any significant issues at Westport’s aged residential care facility O’Conor Home and in some categories the assessors felt the standard of care was ‘exemplary’. More >>

West Coast DHB Focus on People documents quality initiatives

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 2:35 pm | Westcoast DHB

DHB Focus on People documents quality initiatives The West Coast District Health Board has published its annual “Quality Accounts” newspaper, “Focus on People”, to demonstrate the huge number of quality initiatives going on through the health ... More >>

Retailer breaks law selling tobacco to underaged

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 10:20 am | Westcoast DHB

A tobacco retailer in the Grey District could face a fine of $500 after they were caught selling cigarettes to an underage customer. During a controlled purchase operation by Community & Public Health held earlier this month, one of the 28 premises visited ... More >>

Learning for wellbeing to be celebrated

Thursday, 7 August 2014, 11:49 am | Westcoast DHB

Have a burning desire to teach raceway pitstop etiquette or ancient weaving techniques? Fancy sharing how to tie a fishing fly or speak a foreign language? Want to identify native plants for keen amateur botanists, teach how to cook with exotic spices and ... More >>

West Coast leads systemic fight against infections

Thursday, 7 August 2014, 11:47 am | Westcoast DHB

In a first for Australasia, the West Coast DHB is using software in both its hospitals and general practices that could help identify any superbug outbreaks and will track resistance to antibiotics. More >>

Vulnerable urged to get flu shots

Wednesday, 6 August 2014, 10:35 am | Westcoast DHB

Reports of the number of flu cases on the West Coast rising have prompted local health professionals to urge everyone, particularly pregnant women, older people and those with other health conditions, to get immunised. More >>

West Coast DHB introduces new electronic client record

Wednesday, 18 September 2013, 3:09 pm | Westcoast DHB

A new electronic record tool specifically designed for mental health clinical care has recently gone live at the West Coast District Health Board. It is a pioneer programme that will be implemented by the South Island Alliance into all of the South Island ... More >>

Stroke Awareness Week Runs This Week - Every minute counts

Monday, 9 September 2013, 12:03 pm | Westcoast DHB

Stroke Awareness Week runs from 9 – 15 Sept – learn to recognise the symptoms of a stroke – you never know when the skills you’ve learnt will come in useful to help family, friends or someone in the community. More >>

DHB Nominations Open - West Coast

Thursday, 1 August 2013, 3:43 pm | Westcoast DHB

Nominations for this year's district health board elections are open till noon on Friday August 16. DHB elections are conducted by independent electoral officers appointed by the District Health Boards (DHB) throughout New Zealand. More >>

West Coast women taking advantage of cervical screening

Tuesday, 2 July 2013, 1:11 pm | Westcoast DHB

More than 6000 women in the West Coast region have had cervical screening in the three years to December 2012. Janet Hogan, Clinical Nurse Manager Cervical Screening for the West Coast DHB, says while this is very pleasing, there are still women in ... More >>

More support needed for teenagers on the West Coast

Thursday, 27 June 2013, 1:55 pm | Westcoast DHB

Our teenagers need more support across the community to navigate the perils of growing up. That’s the message from the West Coast DHB on the heels of tragic statistics that show this region has one of the highest rates of young people dying in motor ... More >>

Satisfaction from overcoming challenges of rural locations

Thursday, 28 March 2013, 3:18 pm | Westcoast DHB

Bouncing along rural tracks trying to find houses with only a number as a reference can be challenging, but it’s worth it to ensure that West Coast children get the protection they need, and that the Government’s immunisation targets are met. More >>

West Coast DHB to establish a Complex Clinical Care Network

Monday, 17 September 2012, 4:20 pm | Westcoast DHB

In July this year the West Coast DHB asked staff for their feedback on a report that sought to replace the current Needs Assessment and Service Co-ordination service, known as Carelink, with a Complex Clinical Care Network (CCCN) for older person’s ... More >>

Nurses play vital role on the West Coast

Thursday, 16 August 2012, 4:34 pm | Westcoast DHB

The West Coast DHB is well aware of the vital role nurses play in delivering quality health care to the people living on the Coast. In response to a statement from the College of Nurses, West Coast District Health Board, Director of Nursing and Midwifery, ... More >>

Director appointed to health workforce collaboration

Friday, 27 July 2012, 4:27 pm | Westcoast DHB

A new collaboration between the five South Island district health boards (DHBs) focussed on health workforce development has achieved a key milestone with the appointment of its inaugural Regional Programme Director of Training. More >>

Retention of kaupapa Maori health services on West Coast

Thursday, 19 July 2012, 11:42 am | Westcoast DHB

Improved Maori health is the primary objective of a major restructuring of the only designated Maori health provider on the West Coast of the South Island. The changes to the operation of Rata Te Awhina Trust were announced today (19 July 2012) by trust ... More >>

Daily smoking drops dramatically among West Coast Year 10s

Wednesday, 30 May 2012, 2:02 pm | Westcoast DHB

The latest Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) Year 10 smoking survey shows that daily smoking rates among West Coasters aged 14-15 years have dropped massively in the last 12 years, from 22.5% to 4.3% last year. More >>

West Coast Mum hopeful of a hospital-free winter

Wednesday, 2 May 2012, 12:58 pm | Westcoast DHB

A West Coast mother is looking forward to hopefully a hospital-free winter for her five-year-old son, following installation of home insulation under the Government’s Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart scheme. More >>

Westcoast DHB Successful Public Meetings

Friday, 13 April 2012, 11:54 am | Westcoast DHB

During the second half of March, DHB Chief Medical Officer Dr Carol Atmore led a series of advertised public meetings up and down the West Coast on the future direction of the health system on the West Coast. More >>

West Coast DHB calls for expressions of interest

Wednesday, 4 April 2012, 12:37 pm | Westcoast DHB

The West Coast District Health Board is seeking expressions of interest from individuals, investors or companies keen to be involved in the development of the proposed integrated family health centre for the Buller region. More >>

 

 

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