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Still no confirmed measles cases in MidCentral »

25/03/2019

MidCentral DHB Medical Officer of Health Dr Robert Weir said many midwives in the region had been receiving questions on the potential effect of measles on pregnant women and their babies. ...continue »

Volunteers wanted for hospital garden »

20/03/2019

The founder of Palmerston North Hospital’s hidden gem, the Garden of Tranquillity, is calling for volunteers to keep the garden thriving as the team marks the sacred space’s 13th birthday....continue »

No confirmed measles in MidCentral, but it could spread »

15/03/2019

There are currently no confirmed cases of measles in the MidCentral district but it’s possible it will spread to the region, the DHB Medical Officer of Health says....continue »

Wahakura – More than a safe place to sleep  »

12/03/2019

A wānanga teaching the practice of weaving wahakura is taking place in Levin this weekend, as part of a partnership between Mokopuna Ora and local community groups....continue »

Benefits of RayStation system already being felt »

19/02/2019

A new system that will bring faster treatments and increased accuracy for Regional Cancer Treatment Service (RCTS) patients is now in use in the Radiation Oncology department at Palmerston North Hospital....continue »

MidCentral DHB services being monitored ahead of planned strike »

19/02/2019

MidCentral District Health Board is continuing to review what services it can provide during a proposed junior doctor strike this month....continue »

Keep up the fluids during hot temperatures »

30/01/2019

As temperatures increase around the country, MidCentral District Health Board (MDHB) is advising the public to ensure they keep drinking water to avoid dehydration. ...continue »

Third junior doctor strike coincides with midwifery strike »

30/01/2019

Planning is under way to ensure safe conditions are maintained for both patients and staff at MidCentral DHB (MDHB) sites during the proposed strikes by members of the New Zealand Resident Doctors’ Association (NZRDA) and the Midwifery Employee Representa...continue »

New computer system gives patients smoother hospital journey »

30/01/2019

A new computer system that allows staff to quickly and easily check patient flow from anywhere in the hospital is set to minimise wait times and make for a smoother patient journey at Palmerston North Hospital....continue »

Planning under way for Resident Medical Officer strike »

11/01/2019

Contingency planning is well under way at MidCentral DHB for an intended 48-hour strike by Resident Medical Officers (RMOs) who are members of the New Zealand Resident Doctors’ Association (NZDRA). ...continue »

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