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Maternity wards call for woollen baby clothes »


The maternity wards at Horowhenua Health Centre and Palmerston North Hospital are calling for donations of knitted or crocheted woollen clothing that can be given to newborns, or wool that can be passed on to volunteers. ...continue »

Maternity ward calls for woollen baby clothes »


The maternity ward at Palmerston North Hospital is calling for donations of knitted or crocheted woollen clothing that can be given to newborns. ...continue »

MDHB’s Ward 21 goes smoke free on Monday »


After months of preparation MidCentral District Health Board’s acute mental health inpatient unit (Ward 21) is going smoke free from Monday, which brings it in line with all of the hospital’s inpatient wards. That means the whole of MDHB’s premises will b...continue »

First class finishes Walking in Another’s Shoes »


The Walking in Another’s Shoes programme, an experiential dementia training programme, has seen its first graduates in the MidCentral district....continue »

New MDHB CEO Kathryn Cook appointed »


Kathryn Cook (pictured) is to lead MidCentral DHB and will take up the CEO role in early May....continue »

New document promotes Māori wellbeing »


The creation of a new document ‘Kia purea ai koe – Māori Wellbeing in MidCentral DHB’, seeks to provide health and social sector staff with a greater understanding of the strengths, resources and qualities of Māori in the district....continue »

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


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 »


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 »


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' »


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

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