We are at ORANGE according to the NZ COVID-19 Protection Framework.  Protect yourself and our community by getting boosted, wearing a mask when out and about and reducing contact with others. Hospital visitors don’t need a Vaccine Pass, but must wear a surgical/medical paper mask. Fabric face coverings are no longer acceptable.  See our COVID-19 page for general COVID-19 advice, detailed hospital visiting guidelines and COVID-19 tests.

See for info on vaccinations.


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Travel assistance pack (for West Coast patients)

This pack is designed to make that process a little bit smoother and provide you with some information.


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Protecting your health in an emergency – Returning home after a flood

Flood water can contain lots of nasty bugs that could make you and your family sick.
Before you start the clean-up process, it’s important to follow these steps to keep you and your family safe.


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Buller Health Services are on the Move – Flyer

In preparation for the demolition needed to make way for construction of the new Buller Health facility, we are relocating a number of services to other areas of the
facility over the weekend starting Friday 22 November 2019.
From Monday 25 November, our Cobden Street entrance will become the single point of entry for the majority of our services, including Buller Medical Centre.

This flyer contains information that you need to know if you’re planning to visit the facility.


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Measles Fact Sheet

Measles Fact Sheet – News item

With the large number of measles cases around the country, we can expect to see some measles cases on the Coast at some stage.

Measles is a highly infectious virus that can be life threatening. Complications occur in about one in three people, and for them measles can be serious, even fatal.


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Guideline to Developing a Career Plan for Nurses and Midwives

  • Date: 8 Aug 2019
  • Document Type:
  • ID: CareerPlanGuideline2020

This guide has been adapted from information provided by Health Workforce Directorate (HWD). It is intended for use by Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners who are undergoing postgraduate study funded by HWD.

This guideline and the career plan template are designed to support staff with choices around career development in order to support them to achieve their full potential.


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How to make an employee expense claim on MAX

Instructions on how to use the MAX app on the WCDHB Intranet to make an employee expanse claim.


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Prioritisation Strategy 2021 – HWD Funded Post Graduate Nurse Education

Health Workforce Directorate (HWD) has a contract with the West Coast District Health Board (WCDHB) to fund Level 8 postgraduate education for nurses on the West Coast. 

Each year, nurses apply to receive funding to support their learning pathway towards either a:

  • postgraduate certificate
  • postgraduate diploma
  • or clinical masters of nursing

As part of this process, a prioritisation strategy is utilised to make best use of the funding. HWD specifications, Ministry of Health health targets, and workforce needs inform the prioritisation strategy.


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Māori Support fund specifications 2018

The purpose of the Māori Support fund is to enhance the likelihood of the Māori workforce successfully completing HWNZ funded training programmes by providing Māori support that is culturally competent and technically relevant to the training programme.


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Postgraduate Nursing Education on the West Coast – 2022 Version

The West Coast District Health Board (WCDHB) administers funding from Health Workforce Directorate (HWD) for West Coast nurses wanting to undertake postgraduate (level 8) study toward qualifications including: certificates, diplomas, and clinical masters.
The WCDHB Nurse Manager – Workforce Development, based in Greymouth, coordinates this funding on behalf of the West Coast region.


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West Coast Breastfeeding Handbook 2021

West Coast Breastfeeding Handbook, 2021 edition, Healthy West Coast


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