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Spike in respiratory viruses prompts public health reminder »


MidCentral DHB is reminding parents and whānau to exercise public health measures following a recent spike in the spread of respiratory illnesses in the MidCentral region. ...continue »

Community figure calls for people to take their bowel health seriously »


When the bowel screening programme rolled out in the MidCentral DHB (MDHB) region, Stephen Paewai paid attention. ...continue »

COVID-19 vaccinations for Group 3 under way in MidCentral District »


MidCentral District Health Board has started COVID-19 vaccinations for people in the Group 3 cohort, including people aged over 65 and those with underlying health conditions. ...continue »

Become a smokefree role model on World Smokefree Day  »


World Smokefree Day on May 31 is the perfect opportunity to encourage and help those who want to quit smoking and support friends and whānau on their journey to quit....continue »

Call for whānau support during NZNO strike action  »


MidCentral DHB is calling for the whānau and support people of patients to assist in their hospital care during the proposed strike action in June. ...continue »

COVID-19 vaccination programme gains momentum in MidCentral DHB rohe »


Three additional community sites have begun offering COVID-19 vaccinations in their communities, as the vaccination roll-out programme gains momentum in the MidCentral DHB rohe....continue »

Hospitality provider sought for cafe at Palmerston North Hospital »


MidCentral District Health Board currently has a vacant building space near the main entrance to Palmerston North Hospital, which was formerly used as a hospital cafe....continue »

Te Papaioea Birthing Centre service update »


Over recent months, the ability to staff all three MidCentral DHB-operated birthing facilities (Palmerston North Hospital, Te Papaioea Birthing Centre and Horowhenua Birthing Unit) has become increasingly challenging due to the ongoing shortage of midwive...continue »

Have your say in the care offered for whānau and pēpi in Horowhenua, Ōtaki and Tararua »


MidCentral DHB is asking for the views of the Horowhenua, Ōtaki and Tararua communities when it comes to the care offered for whānau and pēpi in their first 1000 days of life. ...continue »

MidCentral DHB begins roll-out of COVID-19 vaccination to Tier 2 populations »


Māori and Iwi health providers were among the first tier 2 populations to get the COVID-19 vaccine today, as the roll-out continues in the MidCentral DHB region. ...continue »

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