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MidCentral DHB public news updates and releases.
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New MDHB CEO Kathryn Cook appointed »

04/03/2015

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

New document promotes Māori wellbeing »

03/03/2015

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 »

24/02/2015

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 »

20/02/2015

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 »

19/02/2015

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' »

19/02/2015

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 »

16/02/2015

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 »

16/02/2015

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 »

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 »

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