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October 12, 2012

Health West Coast, West Coast PH, Community & Public Health West Coast, West Coast DHB (logos)

Spring "snapshot" out this week

The West Coast District Health Board this week releases its fourth Report to the Community, a newsletter giving a snapshot of the latest that's happening in the health system on the West Coast.

The Report details some of the ways the West Coast health sector is working collaboratively to improve on health priority areas, and via the West Coast Messenger, goes to every household on the Coast.

David Meates, West Coast DHB chief executive, says it is a DHB priority to keep Coasters well informed about developments in health service delivery across the Coast.

"In this issue, we're taking a closer look at how allied health services are working together to provide a range of services to support the whole person and their family.

"Technological advances are breaking down the geographical barriers, particularly for General Practice and oncology care. We look at how tele-links are bringing specialists to the right place at the right time for optimum outcomes.

"We are pleased to be able to share some personal examples of how health initiatives promoted throughout the Coast are having a positive impact on the lives of Coasters.

"Our priorities focus on delivering the right care, at the right place, and at the right time, within our budget, and in collaboration with other health service providers. We aim to fulfil the Government's initiative of providing Better, Sooner, More Convenient health services - services that are closer to home that will help to make West Coasters healthier."

Mr Meates said the Report to the Community is also being sent to key people and organisations such as the Minister of Health, associate health ministers, MPs, and health sector professional groups. It also contains an opportunity for feedback, through This is not a link as we want to prevent spam.  Please transfer the email address on the image carefully into your email client before sending the email.  You might find, with some older email addresses on this site that they are no longer current, for staff-change reasons.  If your email bounces back please contact the WCDHB Communications Team - see Contacts section of this site. or to Community Relations, PO Box 387, Greymouth 7840.

For more information

Bryan Jamieson
Community Liaison Officer
West Coast DHB
PO Box 387
Greymouth 7840
Phone (DDI): (03) 769-7665
Mobile: 027 245-9595


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