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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.

185 news items.

Health news

West Coast DHB set to send COVID-19 appointment invitations to Group 3 Coasters

Monday 28 June 2021Quick Read

West Coast DHB set to send COVID-19 appointment invitations to Group 3 Coasters  Please attribute the following to... read more about West Coast DHB set to send COVID-19 appointment invitations to Group 3 Coasters»

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CE Update – 11 November 2020

Wednesday 11 November 2020Quick Read

West Coast DHB’s own newsletter. In this November edition of the CE Update, Acting Chief Executive Andrew Brant... read more about CE Update – 11 November 2020»

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CE Update – 29 July 2020

Wednesday 29 July 2020Quick Read

West Coast DHB’s own newsletter. In this July edition of the CE Update, Chief Executive David Meates gives a... read more about CE Update – 29 July 2020»

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Drive-through clinic targets Māori and other prioritised patients

Friday 3 April 2020Quick Read

Patients received medical care in their cars at a Poutini Waiora and Grey Medical Centre flu vaccination drive-through... read more about Drive-through clinic targets Māori and other prioritised patients»

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CE Update – 27 March 2020

Friday 27 March 2020Quick Read

Articles in this update include: In this edition of the CE Update, Chief Executive David Meates provides an update on... read more about CE Update – 27 March 2020»

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West Coast flu campaign underway

Monday 23 March 2020Quick Read

This year’s influenza immunisation programme has started early on the West Coast with flu vaccines initially... read more about West Coast flu campaign underway»

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CE Update – 1 November 2019

Friday 1 November 2019Quick Read

In this edition of the CE Update, Chief Executive David Meates congratulates the newly elected Board members and also... read more about CE Update – 1 November 2019»

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CE Update – 3 July 2019

Wednesday 3 July 2019Quick Read

Articles in this update include: In this July issue: Wellbeing Budget (David Meates) West Coast Health Facilities... read more about CE Update – 3 July 2019»

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CE Update – 9 April 2019

Tuesday 9 April 2019

Articles in this update include: A word from Chief Executive David Meates (incl. West Coast Health System audit, West... read more about CE Update – 9 April 2019»

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CE Update – 21 December 2018

Friday 21 December 2018Quick Read

West Coast DHB’s own newsletter. In this December issue: A Thank You message from CE David Meates West Coast DHB... read more about CE Update – 21 December 2018»

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CE Update – 12 November 2018

Monday 12 November 2018Quick Read

Articles in this update include: West Coast DHB tests emergency readiness South Island Rural Workforce Workshop Read... read more about CE Update – 12 November 2018»

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Media release

Buller Health staff affected by MRSA

Friday 14 September 2018Quick Read

Clinical staff who usually work in Foote Ward, Buller Health have been affected by MRSA – Methicillin-Resistant... read more about Buller Health staff affected by MRSA»

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CE Update – 9 August 2018

Thursday 9 August 2018Quick Read

Articles in this update include: There’s still time to protect yourself against the flu (David Meates, CE)... read more about CE Update – 9 August 2018»

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West Coast DHB prepares for NZNO strike

Tuesday 10 July 2018Quick Read

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants have voted to strike from 7am... read more about West Coast DHB prepares for NZNO strike»

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CE Update – 6 June 2018

Wednesday 6 June 2018Quick Read

Articles in this update include: June is Men’s Health Month (David Meates, CE) Coast representative joins RGPN... read more about CE Update – 6 June 2018»

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Grey Base large pohutakawa pruning to take place

Tuesday 13 March 2018Quick Read

A tree expert has advised the West Coast DHB that the large pohutakawa on the north-eastern side of the Corporate block... read more about Grey Base large pohutakawa pruning to take place»

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Coast pertussis cases on the rise

Friday 9 March 2018Quick Read

Pregnant women and babies under one need to be vaccinated against pertussis (whooping cough), Medical Officer of Health... read more about Coast pertussis cases on the rise»

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Feedback helps mental health services plan

Friday 9 March 2018Quick Read

Feedback from people with experience of mental health or addictions is helping redesign local mental health services.... read more about Feedback helps mental health services plan»

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Grey Base overbridge to close temporarily

Friday 23 February 2018Quick Read

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

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CPH nutritionist selected for leadership course

Monday 12 February 2018Quick Read

Greymouth-based Community and Public Health Nutrition Health Promoter Jade Winter has just been selected to attend a... read more about CPH nutritionist selected for leadership course»

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DHB announces closure of Dunsford aged residential care facility

Friday 9 February 2018Quick Read

The West Coast District Health Board has today announced to staff that it intends to proceed with the closure of the... read more about DHB announces closure of Dunsford aged residential care facility»

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Public health advice, including how to stay safe in the aftermath of flooding

Friday 2 February 2018Quick Read

The following advice is issued by Canterbury and West Coast Community and Public Health and applies to areas of the... read more about Public health advice, including how to stay safe in the aftermath of flooding»

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Buller Health evacuating some palliative and aged residential care patients due to concerns over potential flooding

Thursday 1 February 2018Quick Read

West Coast District Health Board is evacuating nine patients from its Buller Health Facility due to concerns with... read more about Buller Health evacuating some palliative and aged residential care patients due to concerns over potential flooding»

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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... 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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