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Health news

Drive-through clinic targets Māori and other prioritised patients

Friday 3 April 2020Quick Read

Patients received medical care in their cars at a Poutini Waiora and Grey Medical Centre flu vaccination drive-through... read more about Drive-through clinic targets Māori and other prioritised patients»


CE Update

CE Update – 27 March 2020

Friday 27 March 2020Quick Read

Articles in this update include: In this edition of the CE Update, Chief Executive David Meates provides an update on... read more about CE Update – 27 March 2020»


Health news

West Coast flu campaign underway

Monday 23 March 2020Quick Read

This year’s influenza immunisation programme has started early on the West Coast with flu vaccines initially... read more about West Coast flu campaign underway»


Media release

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»


Media release

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»

Media release

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»

Media release

Take care when gardening!

Monday 10 October 2016Quick Read

West Coasters are being urged to follow some simple steps in order to avoid getting a serious illness linked to... read more about Take care when gardening!»

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