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.

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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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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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West Coast Health Facilities Redevelopment Update – November 2017

Topics in this issue: Grey facilities: Where we’re at!; What to expect in the new Grey health facilities, and more.


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Report to the community Autumn 2013

Report to the community Autumn 2013

Articles include:

  1. Coasters going green for the good of their health: Brian Kelly shares how he got moving
  2. Let’s talk about it: Chlamydia rates dropping thanks to the awareness campaign
  3. Delicious nutritious winter recipes: Community dietician Jennifer Brand makes you say “mmm”
  4. Helping patients get home after a stay in hospital: Who will provide your wheels?


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indicators of inequality

Classification and selection of ethnic health disparity indicators

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