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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 »

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 »

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