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MDHB achieves shorter stays in ED, and Better Help for Smokers to quit targets for first time »

24/02/2015

MidCentral District Health Board has improved sufficiently to attain two of the six national health targets –results of which were announced today....continue »

Free NRT packs proving successful »

20/02/2015

Community pharmacies and the rise in excise tax on tobacco have contributed to the increase in Quitline numbers from the MidCentral DHB region. ...continue »

POAC takes acute care to the community »

19/02/2015

A new initiative that provides community-based options for people who would otherwise be referred to the Emergency Department has shown good results as it moves through its pilot phase. ...continue »

Enable New Zealand at 'Show Your Ability' »

19/02/2015

Enable New Zealand, based in Palmerston North, is this country’s largest provider of services and equipment to people with disabilities. ...continue »

Child Spectacle Subsidy online requests a huge success »

16/02/2015

Three weeks ago Enable New Zealand launched an online request process for the Ministry of Health’s Child spectacle subsidy; it has been a great success with almost 4,000 being received so far....continue »

MDHB expands Newborn Oral Health Programme »

16/02/2015

A newborn oral health programme trialled by MidCentral District Health Board’s Oral Health Service last year in Palmerston North is being expanded to other areas in the district....continue »

Work continues on many fronts in Mental Health Services »

13/02/2015

Work continues across many areas in Mental Health Services to address findings of an external review after two serious adverse events in Ward 21 at Palmerston North Hospital during April/May 2014....continue »

Cardiology team puts ‘heart’ into National Heart Week »

10/02/2015

MidCentral District Health Board’s cardiology team is putting its heart into National Heart Week this week, by having a display in Palmerston North Hospital’s foyer on Thursday 12 February....continue »

Ultrasound waiting times reduce »

05/02/2015

Wait times for ultrasounds in the MidCentral district have dropped significantly over the past year, to the point where only 36 people are waiting more than two months for a scan....continue »

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