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A Message For Media: Please Stop Trying To Contact The Family Of The Woman Who Died Yesterday

Monday, 30 March 2020, 8:01 pm | West Coast DHB

The family of the woman who died from COVID-19 in Greymouth yesterday has requested privacy. Various family members are being hounded by media today. They appreciate that a person connected to the family spoke to a reporter, but they ask that you ... More >>

COVID-19 Statement From West Coast DHB

Sunday, 29 March 2020, 3:44 pm | West Coast DHB

Please attribute comment to David Meates, Chief Executive, West Coast DHB: It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the announcement made by Director General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield today, confirming a woman in her 70s has passed away ... More >>

West Coast DHB Bringing Its Food Services in-House

Monday, 2 September 2019, 11:23 am | West Coast DHB

West Coast DHB has announced that it is taking over management of all its food services from 1 October 2019. More >>

West Coast DHB prepares for NZNO strike

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 3:32 pm | West Coast DHB

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants have voted to strike from 7am Thursday 12 July until 7am Friday 13 July. This will impact services at all West Coast DHB facilities including some General Practices ... More >>

Coast pertussis cases on the rise

Friday, 9 March 2018, 4:24 pm | West Coast DHB

Coast pertussis cases on the rise Pregnant women and babies under one need to be vaccinated against pertussis (whooping cough), Medical Officer of Health Dr Cheryl Brunton says. “There is a national epidemic of pertussis and the number of cases ... More >>

Feedback helps mental health services plan

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 1:30 pm | West Coast DHB

Feedback from people with experience of mental health or addictions is helping redesign local mental health services. More >>

Public health advice to Coasters re Cyclone Fehi storm

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 4:22 pm | West Coast DHB

Public health advice to Coasters re Cyclone Fehi storm Although the storm conditions on the West Coast appear to be abating in many areas, it is still a dynamic weather system and it hasn’t cleared the West Coast yet. West Coast DHB and Community and ... More >>

Buller Health evacuating some patients due to flood worries

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 4:14 pm | West Coast DHB

Buller Health evacuating some palliative and aged residential care patients due to concerns over potential flooding More >>

Grey Base overbridge to close 8 January

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 4:31 pm | West Coast DHB

The overbridge connecting the main street of Greymouth with the Grey Base Hospital will be closed for 10 days from Monday 8 to Thursday 18 January so pipework can be laid. More >>

Proposed closure of Dunsford aged residential facility

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 3:14 pm | West Coast DHB

DHB announces proposed closure of Dunsford aged residential care facility The West Coast District Health Board has announced a proposal to close the Westport-based Dunsford Ward rest home and hospital level aged residential care facility by 1 March ... More >>

Be mindful of mumps

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 1:29 pm | West Coast DHB

While tests showed two suspected cases of mumps reported in the past few weeks on the West Coast were not actually mumps, Medical Officer of Health Dr Cheryl Brunton advises caution. More >>

Patient wifi available at Grey Base

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 12:18 pm | West Coast DHB

Free public wifi internet access is now available in parts of the Grey Base Hospital. More >>

Kowhai Manor to close

Monday, 27 February 2017, 2:00 pm | West Coast DHB

Greymouth rest home Kowhai Manor will close by 31 March, as the Ministry of Health has withdrawn certification following a recent audit. More >>

West Coast focuses on falls prevention

Thursday, 10 November 2016, 1:46 pm | West Coast DHB

The number of falls experienced by patients of the West Coast health system shows there is more preventative work to be done in this area, West Coast DHB Chief Executive David Meates says. More >>

West Coast meets majority of health targets

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 12:02 pm | West Coast DHB

The West Coast District Health Board is ensuring shorter stays in the emergency department, is delivering more than expected volumes of elective surgery, and eligible people are getting assessed for cardiovascular risk as evidenced in the latest national ... More >>

Safety concerns close hospital footbridge

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 11:50 am | West Coast DHB

Safety concerns close hospital footbridge A 140-year-old footbridge over railway lines linking Cowper St to the current Grey Base Hospital has been closed following an engineering assessment. On Friday the West Coast DHB received a preliminary engineering ... More >>

Nurse assessments to assist with doctor shortage

Monday, 8 August 2016, 12:58 pm | West Coast DHB

Nurse assessments to assist with doctor shortage A shortage of doctors this month means nurses will be assessing patient needs at Buller Health Medical, but the General Manager Buller Kathleen Gavigan says people should not delay seeking help if they ... More >>

New endoscopy tower improves view

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 5:28 pm | West Coast DHB

A new endoscopy tower at the Grey Base Hospital means surgeons can see more clearly when they need to carry out gastroscopies and colonoscopies. More >>

New ‘virtual medical receptionist’ to help South Westland

Friday, 26 February 2016, 5:32 pm | West Coast DHB

A new service offering greater access to booking general practice appointments in South Westland will become operational on Monday 21 March when a three month trial begins. More >>

Greymouth world record attempt

Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 12:11 pm | West Coast DHB

Greymouth world record attempt Fourteen Greymouth schools, dozens of businesses and hundreds of members of the public are gathering at Rugby Park this Friday to attempt a world record for a continuous high five. Organised by Maria Swinburn of ... More >>