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People urged to be immunised and stay immunised »


MidCentral District Health Board reminds people of the importance of immunisation throughout their lives, from whooping cough immunisation for babies and young children, through to influenza and shingles immunisation for people aged 65 and older....continue »

MidCentral DHB to hold Public Forum at start of its Levin meeting in May »


Members of the public are invited to an open forum at the start of MidCentral District Health Board’s meeting in Levin on Tuesday 22 May....continue »

Protect yourself, your family and friends from influenza this winter »


Protect yourself, your family and friends from influenza this winter....continue »

Patients supported to get UP, get DRESSED, get MOVING »


For an older person, walking less while in hospital can lead to a decline in mobility....continue »

Changes to after-hours URGENT PRIMARY CARE 8pm to 10pm »


From Monday 9 April, City Doctors/White Cross will close at 8pm each night. In its place, the Palms Medical Centre in collaboration with other local GPs will provide an after-hours service that can be accessed by a new free-phone number: 0800 373 030. ...continue »

New entrance to Palmerston North Hospital’s Emergency Department during refurbishment »


Public access to Palmerston North Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) will be temporarily made through the hospital’s main entrance from today, during an eight-week refurbishment to the ED....continue »

Palmerston North retailer fined for selling tobacco to an underage buyer »


A Palmerston North retailer has been fined $500 by the Ministry of Health for selling tobacco products to an underage buyer....continue »

First-of-its-kind toolkit to help parents with mental health or addiction issues »


A New Zealand first-of-its-kind resource toolkit for community-based services to help parents struggling with mental health problems or addictions has been launched in Palmerston North in March....continue »

Syphilis cases increasing among women »


There has been a large increase in the number of cases of syphilis reported in New Zealand but many cases are going unreported, because it is often mistaken for other conditions....continue »

People urged to vaccinate against whooping cough »


People are urged to be vaccinated against whooping cough (Pertussis) to protect themselves from the contagious disease which is currrently in the community....continue »

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