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Health Problem?  Need a doctor or nurse?

In an accident or medical emergency,
where life or limbs may be at risk

phone 111

any time of the day or night and request an ambulance.

If your health problem is not an emergency,
please phone your local medical/health centre
any time of the day or night
.

If the centre is unattended, your call will be diverted to an experienced registered nurse.

Visitors to the West Coast please phone (03) 769-7449.

More resources for download:

HealthInfo

Have you visited HealthInfo yet?

HealthInfo West Coast is an easy-to-use health information website, just for the people of the West Coast.

Emergency & After-hours Medical Help

Want to stop smoking?

Find out here how...

Oranga Hā - Tai Poutini: Stop Smoking West Coast provides free smokefree support to anyone who wants to stop smoking and lives on the West Coast.

Click here or on the image below to visit this brand-new website where you can find out more and jumpstart your new way of healthy living.

Visit this brand-new website where you can find out more and jumpstart your new way of healthy living

The West Coast DHB Sponsorship Programmes

Leap into a health related career

West Coast DHB Scholarship and Studentship information

The West Coast District Health Board are very pleased to be able to offer the Sponsorship and Studentship Awards to West Coast students who are studying at a NZ University or Polytechnic in a health related undergraduate career.

 

Needing to Travel for Health Care or wondered about parking around our hospitals?

Do you have to travel for health care?

You may be eligible for travel assistance via the National Travel Assistance Scheme.

Buller shuttle service

Need transport from Westport to Greymouth or Greymouth to Westport?

Red Cross provides a FREE shuttle service.

For more details about this service please click here.

Upcoming Board & Committee Meetings
(August - November 2018)

Committee Date Time Venue When downloadable papers
become available:
Tatau Pounamu
Advisory Group
Tue, 7 August 2018 11.00 am Board Room,
Corporate Offices, Grey Base Hospital, Greymouth
Now available for download
Advisory Committee Meeting (CPHAC, DSAC and HAC combined) Fri,
10 August 2018
10.30 am St John, Water Walk Rd, Greymouth Now available for download
Board Fri,
10 August 2018
01:00 pm St John, Water Walk Rd, Greymouth Now available for download
Tatau Pounamu
Advisory Group
Fri, 7 September 2018 10.00 am Buller Health Training Room, Buller Meeting postponed
Board Fri,
28 September 2018
1:00 pm St John, Water Walk Rd, Greymouth Wed,
26 September,
1:00 pm
Tatau Pounamu
Advisory Group
Fri, 19 October 2018 10.00 am Board Room,
Corporate Offices, Grey Base Hospital, Greymouth
Wed, 17 October, 10.00 am
Advisory Committee Meeting (CPHAC, DSAC and HAC combined) Fri,
2 November 2018
10.30 am

St John, Water Walk Rd, Greymouth

Wed,
31 October,
10:30 am
Board Fri,
2 November 2018
1:00 pm St John, Water Walk Rd, Greymouth Wed,
31 October,
1:00 pm

Hot Off the Press

14-09-2018  Buller Health staff affected by MRSA

Clinical staff who usually work in Foote Ward, Buller Health have been affected by MRSA – Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus.
more

10-07-2018  West Coast DHB prepares for NZNO strike

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants have voted to strike from 7am Thursday 12 July until 7am Friday 13 July. This will impact services at all West Coast DHB facilities including some General Practices and community care.
more

14-03-2018  Grey Base large pohutakawa pruning to take place

A tree expert has advised the West Coast DHB that the large pohutakawa on the north-eastern side of the Corporate block in Greymouth has been damaged and will need some serious pruning to make it safe.
more

09-03-2018  Coast pertussis cases on the rise

Pregnant women and babies under one need to be vaccinated against pertussis (whooping cough), Medical Officer of Health Dr Cheryl Brunton says. more

09-03-2018  Feedback helps mental health services plan

Feedback from people with experience of mental health or addictions is helping redesign local mental health services. more

>>Read all recent and archived news and Media Releases.

Free B4 School Check Clinics

Free B4 SCHOOL CHECK Clinics

Is your 4-year old ready for school? Find out the dates of clinics in your area

Meet and discuss your 4-year olds health:

  • Dental Care
  • Vision & Hearing
  • Growth & Development
  • Behaviour
  • Immunisation

Download the poster and the 'Clinic Dates Schedule'' for more information (link provided just below):

A new health facility for Buller

Have your say on the latest draft concept plans for the new Buller Health facility.

We welcome your feedback on the layout of the floor plan and the site – Pakington Street, or the current Buller Health site.

Please tell us what you think before Friday 20 April.

Find out more...

 

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