West Coast District Health - Latest News [Page 2]

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 >>

Sexual health advice still available on Coast

Friday, 13 January 2017, 9:59 am | West Coast District Health

The West Coast District Health Boards wants to reassure patients that the Grey and Westport sexual health clinics continue to operate as usual. A recent article about the pending closure of the Greymouth Family Planning Clinic has caused some confusion, ... More >>

Kawatiri Wellbeing Hui promotes services

Friday, 18 November 2016, 9:45 am | West Coast District Health

Having a go at carving, creating and eating your own healthy lunch, activities for the kids, a clothes and toy swap, healthy hamburger cook-off, free smears, blood pressure, weight, height, and spirometry checks - are all part of next week’s Kawatiri ... More >>

Take care when gardening!

Monday, 10 October 2016, 3:03 pm | West Coast District Health

West Coasters are being urged to follow some simple steps in order to avoid getting a serious illness linked to gardening. More >>

West Coast Māori Health Plan approved

Tuesday, 13 September 2016, 10:18 am | West Coast District Health

The West Coast health system is doing well in its planning and implementation for Māori health, the Ministry of Health has said in approving the area’s Māori Health Plan. More >>

Connect with nature for wellbeing

Friday, 19 August 2016, 10:35 am | West Coast District Health

A Buller group organising an event from 10 – 16 October to support wellbeing for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) is looking for input from locals. More >>

DHB general practice fees change

Friday, 29 July 2016, 3:25 pm | West Coast District Health

Fees for routine consultations with your own West Coast District Health Board general practice increase by 50cents with the new fee schedule being introduced next week. More >>

Gastroenteritis at Grey Base Hospital

Friday, 29 July 2016, 9:41 am | West Coast District Health

Entry to Grey Base Hospital’s Morice Ward is restricted after some patients and staff have had diarrhoea and vomiting. Medical Director Patient Safety and Outcomes Dr Vicki Robertson says visitors are asked to refrain from visiting Morice patients ... More >>

Health Disability Action Plan launched

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 11:56 am | West Coast District Health

Consulting with families, identifying staff champions, and providing large print health information are some of the actions outlined in the Canterbury and West Coasts’ Health Disability Action Plan being launched today. More >>

Profile provides planning tool

Friday, 8 July 2016, 2:18 pm | West Coast District Health

Overall increases in community need, challenges in recruitment and retention of workers, viability of services, and the need for co-ordination are key themes in the Buller Community Profile released this week. More >>

New stop smoking service for Coast

Friday, 1 July 2016, 12:31 pm | West Coast District Health

The Ministry of Health has offered a contract to Community and Public Health to deliver the new West Coast Stop Smoking Service replacing the existing Aukati KaiPaipa service for Maori. More >>

Consumer voices important

Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 10:05 am | West Coast District Health

The Consumer Council was established in 2014 as a way for consumers to have a strong voice in planning, designing and delivering services on the West Coast. The Consumer Council is invited to participate in, and comment on, many of the West Coast DHB ... More >>

DHB applauds Government’s commitment to West Coast

Friday, 27 May 2016, 12:35 pm | West Coast District Health

West Coast District Health Board Chair Peter Ballantyne has applauded the Government’s commitment to the health of West Coasters with today’s announcement of extra funding to allow the new Grey Base facilities to proceed. More >>

Call to action to quit

Monday, 23 May 2016, 11:18 am | West Coast District Health

West Coast smokers are being urged to quit for the sake of their family and to protect them from the dangers of second hand smoke. What better time to do it than World Smokefree Day: Tuesday 31 May? In New Zealand 5000 people a year die from smoking. ... More >>

All DHB clinics running as normal in South Westland

Thursday, 24 March 2016, 11:24 am | West Coast District Health

24 March 2016, 11.30am All DHB clinics are running as normal in South Westland today. More >>

West Coast makes 999,999th electronic referral

Wednesday, 23 March 2016, 11:57 am | West Coast District Health

Two minutes after West Coast District Health Board Rural Hospital Medicine Registrar Adele Pheasant referred a patient using the South Island Electronic Request Management System (ERMS), another doctor hit the big time. West Coast health professionals are ... More >>

Important Message About New Grey Base Hospital

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 11:44 am | West Coast District Health

Statement from West Coast District Health Board Chief Executive David Meates: The Hospital Redevelopment Partnership Group has made a decision to delay the start of the Grey Hospital and Integrated Family Health Centre [IFHC] project. This delay ... More >>

Plunket to provide free parenting and pregnancy education

Friday, 11 December 2015, 1:49 pm | West Coast District Health

First time West Coast parents are being encouraged to sign up for Plunket’s free Pregnancy and Parenting Education as soon as their pregnancy is confirmed. From 1 January 2016 Plunket will be delivering free district health board-funded pregnancy ... More >>