COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Information about changes at West Coast DHB Grey Base Hospital and health centres can be found on our dedicated COVID-19 Information page

Community based health services

11 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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Dietetics

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.

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Influenza Immunisation Programme – 2021

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

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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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Meals on Wheels

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.

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Medical Technicians

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.

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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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Radiology

Radiology, also often referred to as X-ray department, provides general x-ray, ultrasound scans, CT scans, bone density scans and some specialist procedures.

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Sexual health

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

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Stop smoking (smoking cessation)

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.

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Page last updated: 9 June 2021

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