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.
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 Central Booking Unit manages bookings for outpatient clinics, operations and surgeries, appointments, and inpatient bookings at all West Coast DHB health facilities.
All women who have ever had sex should have cervical smear tests every three years from age 25 to age 70. Find out where and how.
We provide Paediatric dental surgery, acute medical & surgical care & Outpatient services for children of 0 to 15 years
Children up to 15 years old who are patients at Te Nīkau, Grey Hospital & Health Centre stay in the children’s ward.
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.
General ward cares for acute and elective patients in orthopaedics, urology, plastics, gynaecology, paediatrics, dental surgery and general surgery.
Information about our laboratory staff and on how to take tests such as blood or allergy tests.
We provide many Māori Health services and facilities such as Tamariki Ora B4 School Checks, mental health care, Whānau House accommodation and more.
Te Whatu Ora West Coast, 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.
The Meals on Wheels service helps people all around New Zealand who are living at home by providing them with a healthy meal every day. New Zealand Red Cross volunteers deliver around 620,000 hot meals a year – that’s nearly 12,000 every week.
A small team of medical technicians who provide a range of services listed below to West Coast GPs, visiting specialist consultants, inpatients and the emergency department.
We provide services and resources to help anyone with a mental health condition.
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.
Our Registered Music Therapist uses musical activities to address non-musical, health related goals.
An Occupational Therapist’s goal is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. This means helping people to safely look after themselves, live independently and have productive lives.
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.
This section introduces you to everything related to Oral Health up and down the West Coast.
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.
The Outpatient department treats 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.
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
Radiology, also often referred to as X-ray department, provides general x-ray, ultrasound scans, CT scans, bone density scans and some specialist procedures.
The sexual health service provides sexual health assessment, diagnosis and treatment. We also supply referrals for gender concerns and pregnancy / abortion services.
Our Social Workers are here to support you and your family/whānau in our hospitals and in the community.
The Speech language therapy service supports patients and families to understand and manage communication and/or swallowing difficulties.
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.
Based in the Te Nīkau, Grey Hospital & Health Centre general ward, we provide sterilising services, diagnostic procedures, emergency surgical procedures, anaesthetic services and day surgery.
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.
The West Coast District Health Board (WCDHB), based in the Te Nīkau, Grey Hospital & Health Centre maternity ward, provides Primary and Secondary Women’s Health services and support. Find information about these services available across the West Coast.
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