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Immunisation is the best protection against measles »

19/02/2016

A recent incident in Auckland, where many people were exposed to a measles case has prompted local health authorities to urge people to make sure they are fully immunised. ...continue »

New Zealand’s first EASIE Living Centre opened in Palmerston North »

17/02/2016

New Zealand’s first EASIE Living and Demonstration Centre – which will display exciting and innovative high and low tech living options for people with disabilities, and the elderly was officially opened in Palmerston North today....continue »

Latest STI figures show importance of getting tested »

02/02/2016

The recent release of figures around sexually transmitted infections (STIs) shows the importance of getting tested if you suspect you may have an STI....continue »

MidCentral DHB backing health expo »

29/01/2016

MidCentral DHB (MDHB) is proud to a major backer of the upcoming Health and Wellbeing Expo, to be held at the Palmerston North Convention Centre on 6 February....continue »

New provider to increase access to maternity information services for all women »

15/01/2016

MidCentral District Health Board is about to widen access to its Pregnancy and Parenting Education and Maternity Information and Advisory services by appointing a new provider – Barnardos New Zealand....continue »

School-based dental services available in New Year »

24/12/2015

Although the school–based Child and Adolescent Oral Health Services will be taking a break over the Christmas-New Year period, staff will be back on deck early in the New Year....continue »

Unsure where to go for healthcare over Christmas? »

24/12/2015

The Christmas period is a stressful time without adding in healthcare worries. If you’re not sure where to go to for health advice this summer, we have compiled a list to help you out....continue »

BSCC will re-open on 5 January »

24/12/2015

BreastScreen Coast to Coast will be taking a break between Christmas and New Year but re-opening as normal on Tuesday 5 January....continue »

If drinking over the festive season ‘be an ethical bystander’ »

24/12/2015

MidCentral Health’s sexual health service will be closed from midday today (24 December), and will reopen on Tuesday 5 January....continue »

Whooping cough in MidCentral DHB area »

17/12/2015

A special report that was yesterday released by the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee (CYMRC) discusses how rates of whooping cough can be reduced by immunising women during pregnancy and improving education about the illness....continue »

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