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Horowhenua Health Centre gifted new room names and Tukutuku panel »


Custom-designed room signs and a Tukutuku panel are now adorning the corridor of the Maternity Unit at the Horowhenua Health Centre in Levin, thanks to a collaborative project between Unit staff and local iwi....continue »

Hospital services experiencing high demand  »


Palmerston North Hospital has been experiencing increasing demand for its services recently, with close to 300 people presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) over Saturday and Sunday (June 29 and 30)....continue »

Health Minister impressed by Palmerston North Hospital’s new MRI Unit »


Health Minister Dr David Clark was given a tour of MidCentral DHB’s new MRI suite during a visit to Palmerston North Hospital on Thursday morning....continue »

Manawatū Health and Wellbeing group established »


A new Manawatū Health and Wellbeing group has been set up to promote the aims of the Manawatū Health and Wellbeing Plan 2018 – 2023. It’s a diverse group with representatives from local communities and organisations. ...continue »

New MRI service includes child-friendly features  »


Children awaiting scans on MidCentral DHB’s new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine will have the opportunity to play with a small replica machine to familiarise themselves with the equipment and environment before being scanned....continue »

Measles case confirmed in MidCentral DHB region »


A case of measles has been confirmed in the MidCentral DHB region this week. Medical Officer of Health Dr Rob Weir confirmed the case, adding that MidCentral DHB’s Public Health Service has acted to minimise the risk of further spread....continue »

Syphilis cases continue to increase »


As syphilis cases rise nationwide, MidCentral DHB’s Public Health Team is emphasising the need for people in the community to get tested....continue »

Bulls and Dannevirke tobacco retailers fail undercover operations »


Two tobacco retailers sold cigarettes to a teenager during recent tobacco controlled purchase operations (CPOs) carried out by MidCentral District Health Board’s (MDHB) Public Health Service. ...continue »

Wānanga Wahakura – Preparing to welcome new life  »


Following on from the popularity of past events, another weaving wānanga is to be held at Linton Community Centre this weekend, 10-12 May. The event is held by Mokopuna Ora, in partnership with local community groups, and teaches the wahakura waikawa styl...continue »

Now is the time to get influenza vaccination »


MidCentral residents are being encouraged to get their influenza vaccinations as the district has seen a higher number of influenza A cases than would normally be expected at this time of the year....continue »

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