Health news

Read the latest West Coast District Health Board (WCDHB) health news, media releases, and current health alerts for the West Coast region. Our CE Update is also available online.​ Our Communications team are also available to assist with media enquiries.

74 news items.

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Reefton experiences gastroenteritis outbreak

Friday 26 January 2018Quick Read

Over the past week a number of Reefton people have experienced diarrhoea and vomiting.  Tests have confirmed viral... read more about Reefton experiences gastroenteritis outbreak»

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Independent assessment of O’Conor Home shows no concerns

Thursday 18 January 2018Quick Read

An independent audit has not identified any significant issues at Westport's aged residential care facility O'Conor... read more about Independent assessment of O’Conor Home shows no concerns»

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Mental health and addiction service users’ feedback wanted

Wednesday 10 January 2018Quick Read

People with experience of mental health or addictions are being asked to provide the West Coast District Health Board... read more about Mental health and addiction service users’ feedback wanted»

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Grey Base overbridge to close 8 January

Thursday 14 December 2017Quick Read

The overbridge connecting the main street of Greymouth with the Grey Base Hospital will be closed for 10 days from... read more about Grey Base overbridge to close 8 January»

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DHB Focus on People documents quality initiatives

Wednesday 13 December 2017Quick Read

The West Coast District Health Board has published its annual “Quality Accounts” newspaper, “Focus on... read more about DHB Focus on People documents quality initiatives»

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Be mindful of mumps

Thursday 23 November 2017Quick Read

While tests showed two suspected cases of mumps reported in the past few weeks on the West Coast were not actually... read more about Be mindful of mumps»

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West Coast physio shortages result in changes

Tuesday 26 September 2017Quick Read

A national shortage of DHB-based physiotherapists means the West Coast DHB has had to implement temporary changes to... read more about West Coast physio shortages result in changes»

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Mental health initiatives put together

Wednesday 6 September 2017Quick Read

A calendar of mental health and suicide prevention trainings, workshops and programmes is being published to mark this... read more about Mental health initiatives put together»

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Community dementia service shifts to CCCN

Wednesday 23 August 2017Quick Read

Community Dementia Services will soon be managed through the Complex Clinical Care Network (CCCN), to better meet the... read more about Community dementia service shifts to CCCN»

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Slight delays with Grey Medical Centre phones

Wednesday 2 August 2017Quick Read

Additional phone lines are being installed in the new combined Grey Medical Centre to alleviate current issues with... read more about Slight delays with Grey Medical Centre phones»

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New West Coast DHB general manager appointed

Wednesday 2 August 2017Quick Read

Philip Wheble has this week been announced as the new general manager for the West Coast District Health Board. DHB... read more about New West Coast DHB general manager appointed»

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Rural Academic GP to merge with Grey Medical Centre

Monday 12 June 2017Quick Read

In anticipation of the new Grey Integrated Family Health Centre opening next year, two of Greymouth's general practices... read more about Rural Academic GP to merge with Grey Medical Centre»

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West Coast focuses on falls prevention in community

Tuesday 30 May 2017Quick Read

In an effort to reduce the number of falls experienced by people on the West Coast, a programme of community awareness... read more about West Coast focuses on falls prevention in community»

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Patient wifi available at Grey Base

Thursday 18 May 2017Quick Read

Free public wifi internet access is now available in parts of the Grey Base Hospital. West Coast DHB Chief Information... read more about Patient wifi available at Grey Base»

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Increase in missed appointments concerns DHB

Wednesday 17 May 2017Quick Read

While some progress has been made with improvements to its processes, the West Coast DHB would still like to understand... read more about Increase in missed appointments concerns DHB»

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DHB laundry services to change

Sunday 14 May 2017Quick Read

The West Coast DHB has confirmed that no staff will lose their jobs immediately as a result of the recent Laundry... read more about DHB laundry services to change»

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DHB places temporary manager in Granger House

Thursday 23 March 2017Quick Read

The West Coast DHB has appointed a Temporary Manager at Greymouth's Granger House (incorporating Richard Seddon... read more about DHB places temporary manager in Granger House»

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Kowhai Manor to close

Monday 27 February 2017Quick Read

Greymouth rest home Kowhai Manor will close by 31 March, as the Ministry of Health has withdrawn certification... read more about Kowhai Manor to close»

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Sexual health advice still available on Coast

Monday 16 January 2017Quick Read

The West Coast District Health Boards wants to reassure patients that the Grey and Westport sexual health clinics... read more about Sexual health advice still available on Coast»

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West Coast focuses on falls prevention

Thursday 10 November 2016Quick Read

The number of falls experienced by patients of the West Coast health system shows there is more preventative work to be... read more about West Coast focuses on falls prevention»

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