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

20/04/2018

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

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

09/04/2018

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 »

06/04/2018

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 »

21/03/2018

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 »

06/03/2018

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 »

05/03/2018

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 »

01/03/2018

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 »

21/02/2018

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

BreastScreen Coast to Coast will close on 22 December and re-open on 8 January »

20/12/2017

BreastScreen Coast to Coast, in Amesbury St, will be taking a break between Christmas and New Year, returning on Monday, 8th January....continue »

Cyanobacteria warnings »

20/12/2017

Recent Horizons Regional Council monitoring has found brown/black algal mats of cyanobacteria at a number of popular river swimming spots throughout the region. ...continue »

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