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


General Information


MidCentral DHB is committed to well communities. We are taking a locality approach to better understand the priority needs of the different communities that make up our district and place people and families/whānau at the centre of planning decisions.
Plans have been produced for five different localities (TLA areas) across the MidCentral District. The Health and Wellbeing Plans aim to make a positive contribution to the health outcomes of the population by looking at how, within the current resources available, the DHB and partners can better meet priority health and wellbeing needs within each community. They will be used to make changes necessary to continuously improve our health system, as part of the wider health sector and social services network.
Health and Wellbeing Plans for the Tararua District, the Manawatū District, the Horowhenua District and Ōtaki were release in early 2018 and the Palmerston North Plan has recently been released.



Completed Plans 



Annual Public Forums

Annual forums will be held in each locality to get feedback from the community about current strengths and challenges to health and wellbeing and to give an update to community members on progress in the priority areas from their local Health and Wellbeing Plans.
The first three forums are being held in the Manawatū District, Horowhenua and Ōtaki in May. Forums in Tararua and Palmerston North will be held later in the year.
  • Manawatu District Annual Public Forum: Tuesday 7 May from 4.30pm - 5.45pm, St John Hall, 33 Bowen Street, Feilding
  • Horowhenua Annual Public Forum: Tuesday 14 May from 4.30pm - 5.45pm, Te Takere Open Meeting Room, Levin
  • Ōtaki Annual Public Forum: Thursday 16 May from 4.30pm - 5.45pm, Memorial Hall Supper Room, Main Street, Ōtaki
Light refreshments will be provided

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