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Two Palmerston North businesses fined for selling tobacco to minors »


Two Palmerston North businesses have been fined for selling tobacco to people under the age of 18....continue »

Personal care a priority for MidCentral DHB »


Changes to funding for home and community services will enable MidCentral DHB to support more older people to live at home....continue »

MDHB does well with national health targets »


MidCentral District Health Board has equalled or bettered three of the six national targets for the April to June 2015 quarter....continue »

Healthy lifestyle initiative helping more diabetics »

Press Release from the Minister of Health19/08/2015

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a growing number of New Zealanders with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes are receiving support and advice through the Green Prescriptions initiative....continue »

More surgical assessments leading to more ops for MidCentral »

Press Release from the Minister of Health18/08/2015

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says more MidCentral patients are getting their First Surgical Assessment, and faster, compared to seven years ago....continue »

Dennis Emery reappointed to a MDHB committee »


Former MidCentral District Health Board committee member Dennis Emery has been reappointed to the board’s hospital advisory committee, for two years....continue »

Generosity of knitters recognised »


MidCentral DHB held a morning tea today to recognise the generosity of the many knitters who responded to the call for knitted goods: blankets, singlets, cardigans, beanies and booties for babies born at Palmerston North Hospital....continue »

MDHB to continue with Spotless food services »


MidCentral District Health Board is to continue with its current arrangement for the provision of food services with Spotless Services for hospital inpatient meals, meals on wheels and staff and visitor cafes....continue »

46% more operations for MidCentral patients »

Press Release from the Minister of Health11/08/2015

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says more patients in MidCentral DHB are receiving the elective surgeries they need compared to seven years ago....continue »

Helping young parents live a smokefree life »


The Whakahau Ora programme that incentivises young parents to give up smoking is proving successful, with nearly 90 people signed up in the latest round....continue »

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