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Pink envelopes smooth transition to hospital

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 5:50 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

Transferring patient information between aged residential care providers and Palmerston North Hospital emergency services and wards has been made easier with the implementation of a bright ‘pink envelope’ service. More >>

School-Based Health Service providing better access to care

Tuesday, 8 July 2014, 11:40 am | MidCentral District Health Board

The recent expansion of the School-Based Health Service (SBHS) to decile three secondary schools is further reducing barriers that prevent students from accessing healthcare services. More >>

New emergency radio network installed

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 4:31 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

Following lessons learnt from the Canterbury earthquake, MidCentral DHB has completed the installation of an emergency radio network at important sites across the district. More >>

More newborns being connected with health services

Thursday, 12 June 2014, 1:54 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

The Newborn Enrolment Programme, which supports early enrolment of newborns with health services, has had a positive impact since it went live in October 2013. More >>

Elder Abuse Awareness Day promotes wellbeing of older people

Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 12:11 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

World Elder Abuse Awareness day is being held on 15 June as a reminder to our communities to consider the needs of older people. Promoting the wellbeing, rights and respect and dignity for all is the focus for this day. More >>

Palmerston North dairy proud to be tobacco free

Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 10:48 am | MidCentral District Health Board

World Smokefree Day is on Saturday, and the owners of Moshims Discount Dairy in College Street, Palmerston North, have no regrets about their decision to stop selling tobacco. Five years ago, owners Nazmeen Ismail and her husband Imtiyaz Bakshi made the decision ... More >>

Gastroenteritis outbreak at Palmerston North Hospital

Friday, 16 May 2014, 4:29 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

16 May 2014 There is currently an outbreak of gastroenteritis in Ward 26 at Palmerston North Hospital. More >>

New initiative targets young Māori smokers

Tuesday, 13 May 2014, 12:34 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

MidCentral District Health Board, in partnership with BNZ Levin and Horowhenua College, launched the Smoke or Save (SOS) initiative last night. Targeted at Rangatahi (Māori youth), the initiative is being piloted at Horowhenua College, with plans to roll ... More >>

MidCentral DHB celebrates International Nurses Day

Friday, 9 May 2014, 5:00 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

International Nurses Day is Monday 12 May, and MidCentral District Health Board and Central PHO want to recognise the fantastic contribution that close to 2000 nurses make every day of the year within the district. More >>

CabSpot brings cabbies to the right spot

Tuesday, 29 April 2014, 4:28 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

Palmerston North Hospital has been included in a new Taxis Palmerston North location identifier scheme, CabSpot, which uses GPS location technology to bring cabbies right to the pickup spot quicker and more easily. More >>

Immunisation Week a great time to get vaccinated

Monday, 28 April 2014, 10:28 am | MidCentral District Health Board

This week is New Zealand’s Immunisation Week, so it is the perfect time to think about immunisation and the diseases we can avoid by being vaccinated. More >>

Time to get your influenza vaccination

Monday, 14 April 2014, 9:59 am | MidCentral District Health Board

Influenza can be a serious disease resulting in hospital admission, severe complications and even death, MidCentral Medical Officer of Health Dr Rob Weir says. There have already been cases of influenza in New Zealand this year, with a serious outbreak ... More >>

Smoking cessation expert visits MidCentral Health

Friday, 11 April 2014, 10:44 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

MidCentral Health welcomed Ministry of Health smoking cessation expert Dr Hayden McRobbie to Palmerston North Hospital today. His day was spent with various departments; discussing how MidCentral Health’s already implemented smoking cessation plans ... More >>

Awareness of stroke symptoms important

Thursday, 3 April 2014, 1:20 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

MidCentral Health is encouraging people to learn more about stroke; ahead of Stroke Awareness Week which runs from 7-13 April. Strokes are the third most frequent cause of death in New Zealand, accounting for about 2500 deaths each year. More >>

New role will help pre-schoolers brush up on oral health

Thursday, 3 April 2014, 12:59 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

The creation of a new role at MidCentral DHB will increase the focus on the oral health of pre-schoolers. More >>

New initiatives make sexual health testing more accessible

Friday, 21 March 2014, 2:17 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

New initiatives at MidCentral Health’s Sexual Health Service are making testing easier and more accessible for clients. Changes in the way testing is conducted for gonorrhoea and Chlamydia mean that males no longer need a urethral swab; instead ... More >>

Event shines light on issues of older people

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 12:50 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

A symposium to discuss issues affecting older people was held by MidCentral DHB last night as a way to further educate the wider community. More >>

Ceremony welcomes new migrants to MidCentral DHB

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 1:38 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

A special ceremony was held last night to welcome staff and families, who have recently arrived in New Zealand to work at MidCentral DHB. The ceremony was attended by 43 migrants, as well as MDHB CEO Murray Georgel, Palmerston North Mayor Jono Naylor, ... More >>

Keep your kidneys kicking this World Kidney Day

Friday, 7 March 2014, 10:08 am | MidCentral District Health Board

MidCentral District Health Board is encouraging regular kidney health checks ahead of World Kidney Day on 13 March. When all stages of kidney disease are taken into account, it is estimated that it might impact up to 15% of New Zealanders. More >>

Assessment tool enhances the aged care experience

Tuesday, 4 March 2014, 10:08 am | MidCentral District Health Board

Assessment tool enhances the aged care experience 4 March 2014 With the support of MidCentral District Health Board, aged residential care providers are rolling out a clinical comprehensive assessment tool (interRAI) as part of a nationwide move ... More >>

 

 

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