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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 >>

MedDispense technology improves medication management

Thursday, 27 February 2014, 5:26 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

MidCentral District Health Board has recently added a MedDispense medication and inventory management system to its Emergency Department, in addition to the one introduced to Operating Theatres in 2013. More >>

Community pharmacies help treat diarrhoea

Friday, 21 February 2014, 1:31 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

A two-year health pilot in community pharmacies aimed at reducing risks of dehydration due to gastroenteritis in children, is proving its worth with impressive uptake throughout the MidCentral region. More >>

Try the Whanau Tri

Thursday, 20 February 2014, 3:04 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

Ever thought about participating in a triathlon? Start training today for the biggest family triathlon in New Zealand. MidCentral District Health Board is one of the funders for the upcoming Whanau Tri Festival with Sport Manawatu. More >>

Look after your heart this Valentine’s Day

Tuesday, 11 February 2014, 4:42 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

MidCentral Health’s cardiology team is urging staff and visitors to look after their heart this Valentine’s Day. More >>

Don’t let the heat beat you this summer

Friday, 7 February 2014, 4:59 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

Don’t let the heat beat you this summer. If you are young, elderly or unwell (especially with heart disease or high blood pressure), you may be particularly vulnerable in hot conditions. More >>

Former Palmerston North Maternity Home building ends

Wednesday, 29 January 2014, 1:45 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

The MidCentral District Health Board office, previously the Palmerston North District Maternity Home, is now closed to the public and will be demolished in coming weeks. More >>

Free sexual health service at MidCentral Health

Wednesday, 22 January 2014, 4:34 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

22 January 2014 The MidCentral Sexual Health Service is a free, confidential specialist service. The team of specially trained doctors, nurses and support staff look after the sexual health of people in the MidCentral region. More >>

Healthy alternative to the classic meat patty

Wednesday, 15 January 2014, 11:36 am | MidCentral District Health Board

Lentil and mince burger patties taste as good as bought meat patties, yet they are cheaper and healthier, so why not try this recipe at a family barbecue this summer? More >>

Help Offered to Quit Smoking

Monday, 9 December 2013, 2:26 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

That time of year is coming around again – the time where we set our New Year’s resolution. For smokers, that resolution may be to quit smoking. January 1, 2014 will also see another tobacco price increase of at least 10%, creating a further ... More >>

Help Offered to Quit Smoking

Monday, 9 December 2013, 2:24 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

That time of year is coming around again – the time where we set our New Year’s resolution. For smokers, that resolution may be to quit smoking. More >>

MDHB Supports Safe Sleep Day

Thursday, 5 December 2013, 3:51 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

MidCentral District Health Board will help support the very first national Safe Sleep Day on 6 December with Palmerston North Hospital hosting a pepi-pod and wahakura for viewing by the public. More >>

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