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No visitor policy introduced at MDHB facilities »


To ensure the safety of patients, staff and visitors as New Zealand moves into Alert Level 4 of the COVID-19 response, MidCentral DHB is introducing a no visitor policy at its facilities....continue »

MidCentral DHB prepared to respond to COVID-19  »


MidCentral DHB will continue to provide essential health services to the community following the Government’s announcement of an escalated Alert Level in response to COVID-19 novel coronavirus. ...continue »

St John and other hospital shuttle services suspended »


MidCentral District Health Board are working to support patients who utilise St John shuttle services to attend appointments at Palmerston North Hospital and Horowhenua Health Centre. ...continue »

Two COVID-19 cases confirmed in MidCentral District Health Board region »


The Ministry of Health today confirmed the MidCentral District Health Board region has had its first confirmed cases of COVID-19....continue »

MidCentral DHB steps up COVID-19 (Coronavirus) support »


MidCentral District Health Board is taking further steps to protect the community from COVID-19 by setting up testing and swabbing sites throughout the district....continue »

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 »

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