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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 »

Child Spectacle Subsidy online requests a huge success »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »

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