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The health and support needs of our communities are changing and we are committed to moving with them.


General Information


Every day in our communities, people come to health services for help with a range of health issues. Many factors also impact our health and wellbeing including housing, jobs, transport and income. Those of us in rural communities will also have different health needs and priorities than those of us in urban areas.
Five territorial local authority districts are covered by MidCentral DHB and we are engaging with local communities to create a Health and Wellbeing Plan for each of these areas.

Plans for Manawatū, Horowhenua, Ōtaki and Tararua have been completed (click on the links below to see the final plans).

The Community Engagement process is just beginning for Palmerston North.



Completed Plans 



Palmerston North

Every community is different and has different health priorities. One big plan for the whole of the MidCentral district does not reflect these needs and priorities. To account for these differing needs we are looking to create a Health and Wellbeing Plan for Palmerston North. This definitely won't be throwing out everything that has come before hand, but rather about building on the awesome work that’s already been done.
We are engaging with local communities to develop this plan and encourage you to have your say about what matters for your community, so get involved through one of the many options available.
Ways you can get involved:  

Please tell us what you think of our services.

Send a message to a patient at a MidCentral Health facility.

General information about Palmerston North Hospital.