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MidCentral DHB is hosting public forums as part of the follow-up for the Manawatū, Horowhenua and Ōtaki Health and Wellbeing Plans.

The Manawatū Forum is at St John Hall in Feilding on Tuesday 7 May, the Horowhenua Forum is at Te Takere on Tuesday 14 May and the Ōtaki forum is at at the Ōtaki Memorial Hall Supper Room on Thursday 16 May.
All forums are from 4.30pm to 5.45pm.
The forums are open to the public and will provide an update to the community on progress that has been made in the priority areas identified within the Manawatū, Horowhenua and Ōtaki Health and Wellbeing Plans. Those priority areas are:
  • Access to Healthcare – having easy access to healthcare when people need it
  • Mental Health and Addiction – improved Mental Health and Addiction support in communities
  • Better Communication and Connection – quality communications and connections between health services, people, whānau and communities
  • Healthy Living – a well community where everyone is supported to have quality living and healthy and active lives.
The forums will also provide an opportunity for the community to give feedback to the DHB about the current key issues affecting health and wellbeing of individuals and whānau within Manawatū, Horowhenua and Ōtaki.
“The community engagement to develop the two Health and Wellbeing Plans was done in 2017 so we need to check to see if the community priorities and focus areas remain the same as those that were identified in the plan development or if there are new issues coming to the fore within each community.”  says Angela Rainham, Locality and Population Health Manager at MidCentral DHB.
“We hope people will take the opportunity to come and give us their views and also to get an update on progress that has been made in relation to the Health and Wellbeing Plans.”
The forum will include a presentation from the DHB and then the chance for people to move around stations related to the priority areas. There will also be stations for people to provide feedback.
If you have any queries about the forum, please contact Angela Rainham at

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