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Opportunity to learn about a career in health »


Palmerston North Hospital’s Education Centre will play host to MDHB’s second annual Careers in Health Day on 19 June....continue »

Men need to get into gear for Men’s Health Week »


It is said that men look after their cars better than they look after their own bodies. Just by looking at the health statistics for men we know they don’t use health services as they should. It is time for a change in thinking....continue »

Third measles case in MDHB area »


Medical Officer of Health, Dr Rob Weir says “MidCentral DHB had its third case of laboratory confirmed measles in approximately a month, last week....continue »

Winner of SOS competition announced »


First prize in the Smoke or Save (SOS) competition at Horowhenua College has been announced, with a humorous video featuring a lamb, taking out the top spot....continue »

National Health Targets for Quarter 3 released »


The results of the six national health targets across all 20 District Health Boards (DHBs) have been released today for the January to March 2015 quarter....continue »

Manawatu sports stars support smokefree event »


Players from the champion Turbos, the Manawatu Jets, and Netball Manawatu will be participating in a World Smokefree Day event....continue »

Importance of influenza vaccination can’t be overstated »


General practice teams are urging members of the public to book in for their influenza vaccination if they haven’t already....continue »

Over 1,100 doctors and nurses taking care of MidCentral patients »

Press release from the Minister of Health15/05/2015

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a record number of doctors and nurses are working at MidCentral District Health Board (DHB)....continue »

International Nurses Day celebrated on 12 May »


May 12, Florence Nightingale's birthday, is International Nurses Day. This year is especially significant given it is also marks the first centenary of New Zealand's participation in the First World War....continue »

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