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MidCentral DHB prepared for COVID-19 Alert Level 2 »


MidCentral District Health Board residents can feel reassured that safe preparations and plans are in place as the region moves back to COVID-19 Alert Level 2....continue »

COVID-19 community testing in Palmerston North »


Residents of the MidCentral DHB region are being encouraged to get out and get tested on Friday for COVID-19, whether they have symptoms or not....continue »

New MidCentral DHB Consumer Council Chair appointed »


MidCentral District Health Board’s Consumer Council has welcomed a new Chair....continue »

Bowel Screening programme resumes »


The National Bowel Screening Programme is back in action after coming to a halt during the COVID-19 lockdown period. ...continue »

Te reo Māori names gifted to Te Uru Pā Harakeke - Healthy Women, Children and Youth hospital units »


Palmerston North Hospital’s children, maternity and women’s clinics have been gifted te reo Māori names with the new signs unveiled in a Matariki celebration....continue »

Community COVID-19 testing criteria updated »


The success in containing COVID-19 cases in New Zealand means the testing strategy for the illness has changed. ...continue »

Minister officially opens new cancer treatment machine at Palmerston North Hospital »


Palmerston North Hospital’s Regional Cancer Treatment Service (RCTS) is home to a new linear accelerator (LINAC), which has replaced an older machine and significantly improved the capacity for treating cancer patients....continue »

Women's unit opens at Palmerston North Hospital »


Women will now have their own dedicated space in Palmerston North Hospital for surgical recovery and assessments with the opening of the new Women’s Assessment and Surgical Unit (WASU)....continue »

Visitor restrictions eased at MidCentral DHB sites »


More visitors and support people are being welcomed back to Palmerston North Hospital and other MidCentral District Health Board facilities as New Zealand moves to COVID-19 Alert Level 1....continue »

MidCentral DHB leader trims lockdown locks for community centre  »


MidCentral DHB’s Dr Jeff Brown has had his locks publically lopped in a bid to raise money for the community after several weeks in COVID-19 lockdown left the health leader in a bit of a hairy situation. ...continue »

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