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Frail, older people encouraged to Get Up, Get Dressed and Get Moving for a timely recovery »


Supporting frail, older people to get out of bed, get dressed and go for a walk is one of the best ways to ensure they recover from any illness in a safe and timely manner....continue »

Voting at MidCentral DHB facilities on Election Day »


MidCentral DHB is working closely with the Electoral Commission to provide voting options for patients, staff and members of the public at MidCentral DHB sites on Election Day, Saturday 17 October....continue »

COVID-19 pop up testing at Massey University  »


A pop-up testing site will be stationed on the Massey University concourse on Wednesday, 14 October, where MidCentral DHB and THINK Hauora staff will offer free COVID-19 tests to staff and students....continue »

MidCentral DHB to hold forum in Feilding »


Manawatū District residents will get a chance to have their say about health and wellbeing issues during a public forum in Feilding this month....continue »

COVID-19 testing efforts continue in MidCentral region »


Testing for any cases of COVID-19 in the MidCentral DHB region continues, with temporary pop up sites being set up in Foxton and Ōtaki for anyone who wants a test....continue »

Nurses and midwives invited to return to practice in supportive new initiative »


Nurses and midwives who have left the workforce are being invited to return through a supportive Return to Practice Programme at MidCentral District Health Board. ...continue »

COVID-19 testing process made easier »


Testing for COVID-19 in Palmerston North had been made easier than ever, with people experiencing mild symptoms now able to get a free swab at the 575 Main Street testing site without needing to phone for an appointment. ...continue »

COVID-19 testing efforts continuing in the MidCentral region »


Health professionals are advising that while winter colds and flus may be on the way out, that doesn’t necessarily mean COVID-19 will do the same. ...continue »

Primary birthing partnership celebrated at Te Papaioea Birthing Centre  »


A celebration of the official handover of Te Papaioea Birthing Centre has cemented the partnership between MidCentral District Health Board and the Wright Family Foundation in a move to focus on primary birthing in the region....continue »

Pop-up COVID-19 testing station coming to Dannevirke »


MidCentral DHB is continuing community testing for COVID-19 with a free pop-up site for people without cold or flu symptoms being held in Dannevirke....continue »

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