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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 »

New funding boosts maternal mental health »

04/02/2015

New funding for MidCentral DHB’s already successful maternal mental health service will allow them to enhance the care being provided to new mothers....continue »

MDHB achieves ED target for first time »

03/02/2015

MidCentral District Health Board has achieved the national quarterly target for discharging or transferring patients within six hours from its Emergency Department for the first time....continue »

MDHB reaches national target for offering hospital patients help to quit smoking »

03/02/2015

MidCentral District Health Board has achieved the national health quarterly target for the first time for offering advice and support to adult inpatients who are smokers to quit smoking....continue »

MDHB to ban sale of sugar-sweetened drinks »

30/01/2015

MidCentral District Health Board is to ban the sale of sugar-sweetened drinks from its premises by 7 April....continue »

PN Hospital Christmas Appeal successful »

29/01/2015

​MidCentral DHB’s annual Christmas Appeal has proved to be successful yet again. ...continue »

Seeking help strengthens resilience of farmers »

15/01/2015

Recent media reports of farmers under stress due to dry conditions and reduced dairy payouts has led to Dr Rob Weir, MidCentral DHB’s Medical Officer of Health, to call for people to access help if they are experiencing tough times....continue »

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