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MidCentral patients are receiving their first surgical assessment faster »

Press Release from the Minister of Health29/04/2015

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says MidCentral DHB patients are receiving their first surgical assessments faster compared to ten years ago....continue »

Maternity ward thanks public for wonderful woollens »


A call for donations of knitted or crocheted woollen clothing for the babies of Palmerston North Hospital’s maternity ward has produced an amazing response from local communities....continue »

Curtain bank open for business »


The Red Cross Curtain Bank has opened its doors again for 2015 to provide made to measure double lined curtains for people and families on low income, the elderly, and those vulnerable to illness; especially children. ...continue »

New MDHB Tobacco Control Plan to focus on 11 areas »


MidCentral DHB has updated its Tobacco Control Plan outlining what MidCentral DHB will achieve over the next three years as part of its move toward Smokefree Aotearoa 2025. ...continue »

Stop that fall – don’t let your feet trip you up »


Foot care and safe footwear are the focus of this year’s MidCentral District Health Board’s April No Falls campaign in April....continue »

Ban on sale of sugary drinks at MDHB starts on 7 April »


The public is reminded of the ban on the sale of sugar sweetened beverages from all MidCentral District Health Board premises from next Tuesday (7 April)....continue »

Two retailers get nabbed in Palmerston North tobacco sting – health authorities call for licensing of tobacco retailers »


Tobacco retailers in Palmerston North are continuing to sell cigarettes to underage volunteers, as indicated in the latest tobacco Control Purchase Operation (CPO)....continue »

New electronic medicines management a big change »


In a national first, MidCentral District Health Board is actively supporting the implementation of an electronic medicines management system to be installed in all of the district’s aged care facilities and associated pharmacies....continue »

Contract Extended For Enable New Zealand »


Enable New Zealand has had confirmation that the range of services it provides to disabled people, on behalf of Ministry of Health, will continue for at least a further three years from 1 April 2015....continue »

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