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Challenge goes out to ‘Switch to Water’ to mark National Oral Health Day, 6 November »


“Switch to Water” will be the focus for National Oral Health Day on 6 November this year. ...continue »

‘Hello my name is…’ part of Patient Safety Week activities next week  »


Patients at Palmerston North Hospital and Horowhenua Health Centre will be greeted by staff wearing ‘Hello my name is…’ name badges next week. ...continue »

MidCentral District Health Board to hold public forum at start of Otaki meeting »


Would you like to ask some questions about health?...continue »

Survey shows high level of satisfaction with Enable New Zealand »


A Ministry of Health survey that looked at customer satisfaction for people who had used the Government-funded equipment and modification service managed by Enable New Zealand, has produced excellent results....continue »

100 years since the Marquette was torpedoed with 167 lives lost including PN Hospital nurse »


October 23 marks 100 years to the day that a Palmerston North Hospital nurse was among 31 New Zealanders to die when the British transport ship SS Marquette was torpedoed by a German submarine in the Aegean Sea, near its destination in Salonica, Greece....continue »

Manawhenua Hauora and MDHB re-sign agreement »


MidCentral District Health Board and its Iwi partner Manawhenua Hauora have re-signed their memorandum of understanding to advance Maori health in the district....continue »

Invitation to take part in a pre-diabetes research project »


Research indicates that one in every four New Zealand adults have pre-diabetes – the condition you get before you get diabetes. However, if lifestyle changes were made the risk of these people getting diabetes could be reduced by up to 60 percent....continue »

Two cases of meningococcal disease in MDHB area »


There have been two cases of meningococcal disease in the MidCentral DHB area over the last fortnight (a total of three this year), including one death, Medical Officer of Health Dr Rob Weir said....continue »

Mobile x-ray machines bring digital tech to the wards »


New mobile x-ray machines are bringing digital technology to the wards of Palmerston North Hospital, and improving the patient experience....continue »

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