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Changes to after-hours URGENT PRIMARY CARE 8pm to 10pm »


From Monday 9 April, City Doctors/White Cross will close at 8pm each night. In its place, the Palms Medical Centre in collaboration with other local GPs will provide an after-hours service that can be accessed by a new free-phone number: 0800 373 030. ...continue »

New entrance to Palmerston North Hospital’s Emergency Department during refurbishment »


Public access to Palmerston North Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) will be temporarily made through the hospital’s main entrance from today, during an eight-week refurbishment to the ED....continue »

Palmerston North retailer fined for selling tobacco to an underage buyer »


A Palmerston North retailer has been fined $500 by the Ministry of Health for selling tobacco products to an underage buyer....continue »

First-of-its-kind toolkit to help parents with mental health or addiction issues »


A New Zealand first-of-its-kind resource toolkit for community-based services to help parents struggling with mental health problems or addictions has been launched in Palmerston North in March....continue »

Syphilis cases increasing among women »


There has been a large increase in the number of cases of syphilis reported in New Zealand but many cases are going unreported, because it is often mistaken for other conditions....continue »

People urged to vaccinate against whooping cough »


People are urged to be vaccinated against whooping cough (Pertussis) to protect themselves from the contagious disease which is currrently in the community....continue »

BreastScreen Coast to Coast will close on 22 December and re-open on 8 January »


BreastScreen Coast to Coast, in Amesbury St, will be taking a break between Christmas and New Year, returning on Monday, 8th January....continue »

Cyanobacteria warnings »


Recent Horizons Regional Council monitoring has found brown/black algal mats of cyanobacteria at a number of popular river swimming spots throughout the region. ...continue »

Price hike should encourage more to quit smoking »


Following a rise in the price of cigarettes and loose tobacco products from 1 January 2018, MidCentral DHB is expecting an increase in the number of people accessing stop smoking services....continue »

New patient administration system now live »


Over the weekend MidCentral DHB successfully introduced a major new regional computerised patient administration system, WebPAS, which will better enable clinicians to work across the region....continue »

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