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School-based dental services available in New Year »


Although the school–based Child and Adolescent Oral Health Services will be taking a break over the Christmas-New Year period, staff will be back on deck early in the New Year....continue »

Unsure where to go for healthcare over Christmas? »


The Christmas period is a stressful time without adding in healthcare worries. If you’re not sure where to go to for health advice this summer, we have compiled a list to help you out....continue »

BSCC will re-open on 5 January »


BreastScreen Coast to Coast will be taking a break between Christmas and New Year but re-opening as normal on Tuesday 5 January....continue »

If drinking over the festive season ‘be an ethical bystander’ »


MidCentral Health’s sexual health service will be closed from midday today (24 December), and will reopen on Tuesday 5 January....continue »

Whooping cough in MidCentral DHB area »


A special report that was yesterday released by the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee (CYMRC) discusses how rates of whooping cough can be reduced by immunising women during pregnancy and improving education about the illness....continue »

After 1 January you’ll cough up more for smokes »


From 1 January 2016 the cost of all tobacco products will rise by at least 10 percent. That means cigarettes costing $20.40 now will rise to at least $22.50, if not more. ...continue »

Ho, Ho, Ho - Christmas fare planned for hospital menus »


Christmas festive fare is in Santa’s sleigh for patients in Palmerston North, and Whanganui Hospitals, and Horowhenua Health Centre at Christmas....continue »

Learn to say Yeah, Nah for Summer »


Christmas celebrations and the holiday season are often times to have a drink or two. But they can also be a time when drinking can get people in trouble, or get out of hand....continue »

Return of Unused Hospital Loan Equipment  »


Christmas is nearing and space is being made for the relatives to stay, to help clear out space MidCentral Health is appealing to people who have finished using hospital loan equipment, to return it as soon as possible so other patients can use it. ...continue »

Enable New Zealand providing wheelchair seating clinics on the East Coast »


Clients in the East Coast region will have easier access to wheeled mobility and postural management advisory services, after Enable New Zealand’s contract was extended to include the area....continue »

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