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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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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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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 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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