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General information for patients and visitors including interpreter services, patient advocacy, rights and responsibilities and smokefree policies.

Winter Wellness »

During the winter months it is really important to keep yourself and your family well. ....

Visiting Hours »

Visiting hours and discharge information for MidCentral Health facilities. ....

Send a Message to a Patient »

Patient Message Service for inpatients staying at a MidCentral DHB facility. ....

Patient Advocacy Services »

If you want to make a complaint but are unsure how to go about it or would like support to do so, you can access free assistance from the Nationwide Health & Disability Advocacy Service. ....

Interpreter Services »

MidCentral Health have both spoken language and New Zealand Sign Language interpreting services available to any patients who may require assistance in communication. ....

Smokefree Sites »

MidCentral District Health Board (MDHB) is ‘Smokefree’. Smokefree means that smoking is not permitted in any MDHB's buildings, car parks or on grounds. ....

ACC Information »

The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) administers New Zealand accident compensation scheme, which provides personal injury cover for all New Zealand citizens, residents and temporary visitors to NZ. ....

Measles »

Information and updates about measles in the MidCentral District Health Board region. ....

Gastroenteritis »

Personal hygiene is the best way to minimise the spread of gastroenteritis. Hand washing for 20 seconds with soap and warm water, followed by effective drying for 20 seconds is required. ....

Contacting Services »

Contacts for patients and visitors of MidCentral Health facilities and services/departments. ....

Patient Rights and Privacy »

As a health and disability provider, the MidCentral District health Board complies with the Code Health and Disability Consumers’ Rights and the Health Information Privacy Code. ....

Patient Medical Records »

Patients have the right to request and receive their personal medical records from MidCentral Health. ....

National Health Index Number »

The National Health Index (NHI) number is a unique number assigned to patients to help identification when using health and disability services. ....

Live Organ Donation »

Information about donating a kidney or part of a liver, the financial assistance available for eligible live donors, including backdated compensation payments. ....

Acronym Buster »

A list of acronyms commonly used in health management. Use this information to help with acronyms used by staff at MidCentral District Health Board. ....

Mumps »

Information and updates about mumps in the MidCentral District Health Board region. ....

Typhoid »

Information and updates about Typhoid in the MidCentral District Health Board region. ....

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