Rheumatology is a medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the joints such as rheumatoid arthritis, and, autoimmune connective tissue diseases like lupus.
Rheumatology services at MidCentral DHB include:
- An outpatient-based service at Palmerston North Hospital
- A Paediatric rheumatology clinic at Palmerston North Hospital
- Clinics in Levin (Horowhenua Health Centre) and Dannevirke (Dannevirke Community Hospital)
- Some inpatient care of rheumatology patients who are admitted under general medicine