Health services directory

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.

25 health services.

B4 School Check

Every child should have the B4 School Check before they turn 5. This is the final Well Child Tamariki Ora check. It is an opportunity for you to talk to a nurse about your child’s health and ask any questions you might have.

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Cancer Support

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.

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Central Booking Unit (CBU)

The Central Booking Unit manages bookings for outpatient clinics, operations and surgeries, appointments, and inpatient bookings at all West Coast DHB health facilities.

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Cervical screening services

All women who have ever had sex should have cervical smear tests every three years from age 20 to age 70. Find out where and how.

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Children’s Health

We provide Paediatric dental surgery, acute medical & surgical care & Outpatient services for children of 0 to 15 years

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Children’s ward (Parfitt Ward)

Children up to 15 years old who are patients at Grey Base Hospital stay in Parfitt Ward on the hospital’s ground floor.

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Day surgery (Brian Waterson Unit)

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 the hospital’s main reception. Staff will direct you to the Brian Waterson Unit.

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Dementia unit (Kahurangi)

Kahurangi Dementia Unit provides 24/7 short term and long term care for up to 22 full-time patients in Modern, home-like facilities. We also provide dementia assessment, support and education.

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Dietetics and nutrition services

Dietetics and nutrition services provide practical strategies for healthy eating.

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Emergency Department

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​.

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Family planning and sexual health

The sexual health service provides sexual health assessment, diagnosis, treatment and / or education.  We also supply referrals for gender concerns and pregnancy / abortion services.

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Laboratory

Information about our laboratory staff and on how to take tests such as blood or allergy tests.

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Māori health

We provide many Māori Health services and facilities such as Tamariki Ora B4 School Checks, mental health care, Whānau House accommodation and more.

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Maternity Services

The West Coast District Health Board (WCDHB), based in the Grey Base Hospital McBrearty Ward, provides Primary and Secondary maternity care services and support. Find out information about the maternity services available across the west coast.

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Maternity ward (McBrearty Ward)

Home to our Maternity Services, we have two birthing rooms, a birthing pool, and five antenatal/postnatal bedrooms.

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Mental Health

We provide services and resources to help anyone with a mental health condition.

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Mental health inpatient unit (Manaakitanga)

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.

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Older Persons’ Health

Previously known as Carelink and the Complex Clinical Care Network (CCCN).

This service helps older people and people with disabilities get the care they need, usually in their own homes.

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Oral health services

This section introduces you to everything related to Oral Health up and down the West Coast.

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Outpatient department

The Outpatient department treats hospital patients who don’t need to stay over night. Your GP (family doctor or nurse) will usually arrange your outpatient appointment. For outpatient appointment enquiries, please call reception and ask for the Central Booking Unit.

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Page last updated: 12 October 2018

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