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Hospital 125th: Ageing and the changing nature of care »


Life expectancy is increasing by five hours a day, or almost three months a year....continue »

Hospital 125th: Hospital a leader in energy management »


Electricity, hot and chilled water form the life blood of any hospital’s infrastructure....continue »

Hospital 125th: Hospital a pioneer in intensive care »


Up until the mid-1960s, if you happened to suffer a life-threatening illness after 9pm, it would be very unlikely you would get specialist treatment before 8am the next morning at a New Zealand hospital. ...continue »

Hospital 125th: Dentist recalls war service »


Two wars played a big part in dentist Alan Cull’s career. ...continue »

Hospital 125th: Manawaroa - A personal recollection »


By Sir Mason Durie. My first clinical experience in psychiatry occurred at the Palmerston North Hospital in 1964....continue »

Smoking threatens our culture »


Creating a vision for a resilient, thriving, and smokefree Manawatu is high on the agenda for a focus group comprised of Palmerston North community members....continue »

Hospital 125th: Nursing – the evolution of the profession »


Nursing is hard work and certainly a vocation for the very dedicated. ...continue »

Hospital 125th: Hospital radio a big hit »


If music be the food of love, play on....continue »

Hospital 125th: Mental health leader puts quality first »


Joan Chettleburgh, a qualified nurse, who was to become a prominent leader in healthcare, was actually turned down when she went for her first interview at Palmerston North Hospital in 1966. ...continue »

Hospital 125th: Recollections of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon »


Oral and maxillofacial surgeon Bruce Murdoch joined Palmerston North Hospital in late 1977. ...continue »

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