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Wishing Tree Appeal back at Palmerston North Hospital and Horowhenua Health Centre  »


MidCentral District Health Board is encouraging the public to embrace the festive season and help families in need by donating presents and food to the Wishing Tree Appeal....continue »

Countdown Appeal raises money for Children’s Ward »


The redecoration of the Children’s Ward at Palmerston North Hospital is to become a reality thanks to the Countdown Kid’s Hospital Appeal....continue »

Palmerston North Hospital celebrates 125 years »


The Palmerston North Hospital has proudly marked 125 years of providing healthcare to the community....continue »

Turning the corner on HIV »


HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a disease that compromises your immune system....continue »

Third Wahakura workshop this weekend »


This weekend (30 Nov – 2 Dec), Te Pūtahi-a-Toi School of Maori Knowledge, Massey University, will host a weaving wananga in Palmerston North. Jenny Firmin (rāranga teacher, nō Whanganui), will be teaching the wahakura waikawa style to hapū māmā, their wha...continue »

Health warning issued for Dudding Lake »


Tests carried out by Horizons Regional Council have shown very high levels of potentially toxic blue-green algae at Dudding Lake in the Rangitīkei District....continue »

Hospital 125th: Pioneering doctors at Palmerston North Hospital »


Doctors were scarce in early New Zealand and often had to cover a lot of ground to tend to their patients. ...continue »

Hospital 125th: Ageing and the changing nature of care »


Life expectancy is increasing by five hours a day, or almost three months a year....continue »

Hospital 125th: Hospital a leader in energy management »


Electricity, hot and chilled water form the life blood of any hospital’s infrastructure....continue »

Hospital 125th: Hospital a pioneer in intensive care »


Up until the mid-1960s, if you happened to suffer a life-threatening illness after 9pm, it would be very unlikely you would get specialist treatment before 8am the next morning at a New Zealand hospital. ...continue »

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