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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 >>

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 >>



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