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Safety

30 news items.

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»

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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»

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Grey Base large pohutakawa pruning to take place

Tuesday 13 March 2018Quick Read

A tree expert has advised the West Coast DHB that the large pohutakawa on the north-eastern side of the Corporate block... read more about Grey Base large pohutakawa pruning to take place»

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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»

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Public health advice, including how to stay safe in the aftermath of flooding

Friday 2 February 2018Quick Read

The following advice is issued by Canterbury and West Coast Community and Public Health and applies to areas of the... read more about Public health advice, including how to stay safe in the aftermath of flooding»

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Buller Health evacuating some palliative and aged residential care patients due to concerns over potential flooding

Thursday 1 February 2018Quick Read

West Coast District Health Board is evacuating nine patients from its Buller Health Facility due to concerns with... read more about Buller Health evacuating some palliative and aged residential care patients due to concerns over potential flooding»

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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»

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Independent assessment of O’Conor Home shows no concerns

Thursday 18 January 2018Quick Read

An independent audit has not identified any significant issues at Westport’s aged residential care facility... read more about Independent assessment of O’Conor Home shows no concerns»

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Grey Base overbridge to close 8 January

Thursday 14 December 2017Quick Read

The overbridge connecting the main street of Greymouth with the Grey Base Hospital will be closed for 10 days from... read more about Grey Base overbridge to close 8 January»

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Be mindful of mumps

Thursday 23 November 2017Quick Read

While tests showed two suspected cases of mumps reported in the past few weeks on the West Coast were not actually... read more about Be mindful of mumps»

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West Coast focuses on falls prevention in community

Tuesday 30 May 2017Quick Read

In an effort to reduce the number of falls experienced by people on the West Coast, a programme of community awareness... read more about West Coast focuses on falls prevention in community»

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West Coast focuses on falls prevention

Thursday 10 November 2016Quick Read

The number of falls experienced by patients of the West Coast health system shows there is more preventative work to be... read more about West Coast focuses on falls prevention»

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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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Safety concerns close hospital footbridge

Tuesday 23 August 2016Quick Read

A 140-year-old footbridge over railway lines linking Cowper St to the current Grey Base Hospital has been closed... read more about Safety concerns close hospital footbridge»

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