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Push To Lift Vaccination Rates On The South Island’s West Coast

Thursday, 4 November 2021, 3:37 pm | West Coast District Health

The West Coast District Health Board, the region’s three Mayors and other well-known locals are joining forces to urge West Coasters to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination staff from neighbouring DHBs are also lending their support to the Coast ... More >>

Fresh Mountain Air And Free Vaccinations On Offer At New Zealand’s Highest Vaccination Drive-through Clinic

Monday, 18 October 2021, 11:55 am | West Coast District Health

West Coast DHB is offering a dose of fresh mountain air along with a free COVID-19 vaccination this coming Wednesday (20/10/2021) at New Zealand’s highest vaccination drive-through clinic in Arthur’s Pass. More >>

All Services Back In Buller Health Centre From 4pm Today

Friday, 30 July 2021, 10:24 am | West Coast District Health

From 4pm this afternoon all health services usually based in the Buller Health Centre will be relocated and up and running in the facility. More >>

Health Advice Following West Coast Floods – Update 2: Sunday 18 July 2021 – 8.00pm

Sunday, 18 July 2021, 8:32 pm | West Coast District Health

Philip Wheble, Incident Controller, West Coast DHB: Westport Buller Health remains closed and is likely to be closed for at least a week due to flood water damaging the centre’s boiler-house and getting into the tunnels under the health centre. ... More >>

Health Advice Following West Coast Floods – Update 1 – Sunday 18 July 11.30am

Sunday, 18 July 2021, 1:17 pm | West Coast District Health

Westport Buller Health evacuated 11 patients last night to Club Buller in Queen Street. An additional six patients were accommodated in a makeshift ward at Club Buller and some will be transferred to Te Nīkau Hospital in Greymouth today. All ... More >>

Dedicated group of nurses recruited to reduce injuries

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 8:38 am | West Coast District Health

Canterbury and West Coast District Health Board has recruited the first group of Pressure Injury Prevention Link Nurses, as part of a broader strategy funded by the Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) to reduce the incidence and severity of pressure ... More >>

Grey Base pohutakawa pruning to take place

Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 11:38 am | West Coast District Health

A tree expert has advised the West Coast DHB that the large pohutakawa on the north-eastern side of the Corporate block in Greymouth has been damaged and will need some serious pruning to make it safe. More >>

Grey Base overbridge to close temporarily

Friday, 23 February 2018, 1:49 pm | West Coast District Health

The overbridge connecting the main street of Greymouth with the Grey Base Hospital will be closed for five days from Monday 26 February to Friday 2 March to allow for the installation of in-ground services. More >>

CPH nutritionist selected for leadership course

Monday, 12 February 2018, 10:30 am | West Coast District Health

Greymouth-based Community and Public Health Nutrition Health Promoter Jade Winter has just been selected to attend a prestigious Oceanic leadership development course in Queensland in July. More >>

DHB announces closure of Dunsford residential care facility

Friday, 9 February 2018, 12:19 pm | West Coast District Health

The West Coast District Health Board has today announced to staff that it intends to proceed with the closure of the Westport-based Dunsford Ward rest home and hospital level aged residential care facility by 1 March 2018. More >>

How to stay safe in the aftermath of flooding

Friday, 2 February 2018, 3:49 pm | West Coast District Health

The following advice is issued by Canterbury and West Coast Community and Public Health and applies to areas of the West Coast and Canterbury that have been affected by Cyclone Fehi. More >>

Public health advice to flooding-affected areas

Friday, 2 February 2018, 3:32 pm | West Coast District Health

If you need to start before an assessor can visit, take photos and make notes before you begin. Later, if an agreement cannot be reached with the insurance company or you have other health concerns in relation to your home post-flooding, you can seek ... More >>

Public health messaging, Cyclone Fehi event

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 2:21 pm | West Coast District Health

A cyclone currently over the Tasman is expected to make landfall on the West Coast in the Franz Josef area tomorrow afternoon (Thursday 1 February). It will bring with it exceptionally strong winds which will make both local West Coast and transalpine ... More >>

Mental health and addiction service users’ feedback wanted

Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 2:11 pm | West Coast District Health

People with experience of mental health or addictions are being asked to provide the West Coast District Health Board with some feedback, to help redesign local services. More >>

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 >>