Health services provided by West Coast DHB are listed below. You can find a General Practice by either using our health services map, or by visiting the listings of general practices on our West Coast Public Health Organisation (PHO) website. PHO’s are responsible for managing a large number of the general practices in New Zealand.
The first point of contact if you have cancer or a high suspicion of cancer and we can help you and your whānau/family manage complex testing and treatment. Acting as a link between you, GP, hospital, and specialists, we will make sure you get all the information you need throughout your care.
The Te Nīkau, Grey Hospital & Health Centre Critical Care Unit (CCU) provides General and Cardiac Intensive care in a 4-bedded set-up. This excludes conditions where more complex input is required. In these cases, patients may be transferred to Christchurch Hospital.
Day surgery is the service where patients have their operation or procedure and are discharged to go home on the same day. Patients should report to Te Nīkau, Grey Hospital & Health Centre’s main reception. Staff will then direct you to the location where you will be taken care of.
Kahurangi Dementia Unit provides 24/7 short term and long term care for full-time patients in modern, home-like facilities.
Staff provide dementia assessment, support and education.
Kahurangi is a 20 bed facility, 17 of which are dedicated to Aged Residential Hospital Specialised Care residents (however one of these beds acts as a “swing” bed between the ARC and ATR) and 3 dedicated beds to Assessment, treatment and rehab of older persons health. It was a 22 bed facility until some time ago. 2 beds were decommissioned and then repurposed into a Hair Salon and a Chapel.
Dietitians are registered health professionals who can help you understand the current evidence for nutrition therapy. They can work with you to put your dietary requirements into everyday practice. Our Dietitians can help with medical nutrition therapy, diabetes management, disease related nutrition, unintentional weight loss from cancer or other illness, malnutrition, prescribing nutritional supplements, tube feeding and intravenous nutrition support, pregnancy nutrition support.
The Emergency Department (also known as ED or A&E) provide care to patients with serious or life-threatening illnesses that require urgent attention. For most other injuries and illnesses, call your GP or family doctor first. They will refer you to ED if needed.
Call 111 and ask for “ambulance” when there is a medical emergency.
For questions relating to pathways and services offered for our transgender consumers primary health care is the first step.
Discuss your health care with your General Practitioner, Nurse or through the WCDHB sexual health clinic who are more than happy to discuss the process and the pathway needed to be followed”
This section provides some links to useful websites that provide information on the process for consumers wanting to transition.
The 2021 Influenza (flu) Immunisation Programme started on 14 April 2021, for people aged 65 and over.
The programme for people aged under 65 started on 17 May.
Please contact your general practice team to discuss getting vaccinated.
More information about the programme is available on the Ministry of Health’s website – https://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/conditions-and-treatments/diseases-and-illnesses/influenza
The West Coast District Health Board (WCDHB), based in the Te Nīkau, Grey Hospital & Health Centre maternity ward, provides Primary and Secondary maternity care services and support. Find out information about the maternity services available across the West Coast.
Based on the ground floor of Te Nīkau, Grey Hospital & Health Centre, the Maternity Unit is situated at the north end of the hospital, a short walk from the Peaberry cafe. The Maternity Unit is a new modern well equipped unit with two birthing rooms; each having its own birthing pool and six antenatal / postnatal bedrooms available for our women. Each bedroom has its own en suite and television. There is a shared public kitchen area available for women and their whanau to use during their stay.
Some mental health patients experiencing a crisis will have to stay at the hospital while they recover. These people stay in the Manaakitanga unit.
The Manaakitanga unit is alongside Community Mental Health. Visitors can ask for directions at main reception or Community Mental Health reception.
The Orthotic service provide and fabricate complex and custom-made devices to improve function and/or prevent and correct deformity in those affected by congenital, developmental, or acquired conditions of the nervous or musculoskeletal systems. The Orthotic service also review, repair and maintain orthotic devices as well as provide education to patients for correct fitting and use of orthosis.
Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function resulting from injury, disability or illness. A physiotherapist can assess your movement and function, and develop a treatment plan together with you, your whānau/family and caregivers to restore or develop your potential
You can be smokefree! This is the most important thing you can do for your health; You can gain control and get rid of your smoking addiction; You owe it to yourself and your family! The West Coast DHB provides a specialist smoking cessation service.
Supporting Parents Healthy Children (SPHC) is a Ministry of Health guideline for all Mental Health and Addiction services within New Zealand. The purpose of SPHC is to support parents, children and families/whanau where a parent experiences mental health or addiction challenges.
We offer accommodation for the whānau (family) of patients. Eligibility is on a first come, first served basis and is at the discretion of Te Nīkau, Grey Hospital & Health Centre management. We give priority to whānau of patients who are terminally ill or in the critical care unit. Whānau can stay for up to three nights, and this may be extended if needed.
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Page last updated: 14 March 2019
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