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Second Case of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Confirmed in NZ »


The second case of COVID-19 is confirmed in a New Zealand citizen. The woman in her 30s recently returned to Auckland from northern Italy. ...continue »

Bowel Screening programme proving valuable »


The National Bowel Screening Programme, which launched in November 2019, has seen 3,576 people in the MidCentral District receive invites to participate, with 1418 having returned their kit for testing....continue »

DAISY Awards come to MidCentral DHB and THINK Hauora »


Recognising nurses and midwives who go above and beyond for their patients is the premise behind the DAISY Awards, an international program that had recently launched across MidCentral DHB and THINK Hauora. ...continue »

Applications open for new Consumer Council Chair »


Individuals with proven leadership ability who have a passion for the health of our communities are being encouraged to apply to become the new chair of the MidCentral DHB Consumer Council....continue »

Alcohol – the Christmas gift kids don’t need »


The festive season is here and MidCentral District Health Board (MDHB) is encouraging those planning to drink and supply alcohol to do so responsibly....continue »

DHBs announce their Christmas Day menu »


Palmerston North Hospital, Whanganui Hospital and Horowhenua Health Centre will be serving their patients a delicious Christmas menu beginning with a traditional Christmas Day dinner at midday....continue »

Where to go for healthcare in the MidCentral region over the festive season »


While we hope all people in the MidCentral DHB region enjoy a healthy and safe festive season, we want to remind our communities about the available healthcare options over this time. ...continue »

Hospital initiative gives family place in care team »


A new initiative that encourages patients’ whānau and friends to assist in their hospital care is thriving at MidCentral DHB, with seven wards running the programme....continue »

MidCentral DHB and Wright Family Foundation announce partnership at Te Papaioea Birthing Centre »


MidCentral District Health Board has announced an innovative, exciting opportunity for birthing women in the region. ...continue »

Safe Sleep Day aims to reduce SUDI rates »


Today is National Safe Sleep Day - Te Rā Mokopuna Ora, a day aimed at raising awareness about Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI). ...continue »

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