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Measles case on flight to Palmerston North

Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 10:28 am | MidCentral District Health Board

MidCentral DHB’s Public Health Service is aware of a person who flew from Auckland to Palmerston North on Saturday 6 July, and returned to Auckland on Sunday 7 July who has since been confirmed as having measles. More >>

Hospital services experiencing high demand

Friday, 5 July 2019, 1:06 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

Palmerston North Hospital has been experiencing increasing demand for its services recently, with close to 300 people presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) over Saturday and Sunday (June 29 and 30). More >>

Health Minister impressed by new MRI Unit

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 4:38 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

Health Minister Dr David Clark was given a tour of MidCentral DHB’s new MRI suite during a visit to Palmerston North Hospital on Thursday morning. More >>

Manawatū Health and Wellbeing group established

Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 4:19 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

A new Manawatū Health and Wellbeing group has been set up to promote the aims of the Manawatū Health and Wellbeing Plan 2018 – 2023. It’s a diverse group with representatives from local communities and organisations. It will create a key link ... More >>

New MRI service includes child-friendly features

Friday, 21 June 2019, 1:03 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

Children awaiting scans on MidCentral DHB’s new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine will have the opportunity to play with a small replica machine to familiarise themselves with the equipment and environment before being scanned. More >>

Measles case confirmed in MidCentral DHB region

Friday, 31 May 2019, 3:18 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

A case of measles has been confirmed in the MidCentral DHB region this week. Medical Officer of Health Dr Rob Weir confirmed the case, adding that MidCentral DHB’s Public Health Service has acted to minimise the risk of further spread. More >>

Syphilis cases continue to increase

Friday, 24 May 2019, 11:56 am | MidCentral District Health Board

As syphilis cases rise nationwide, MidCentral DHB’s Public Health Team is emphasising the need for people in the community to get tested. Diagnosed cases of syphilis have doubled over the past two years to more than 500 cases a year. There have been 10 ... More >>

Bulls and Dannevirke retailers fail undercover operations

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 2:50 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

Two tobacco retailers sold cigarettes to a teenager during recent tobacco controlled purchase operations (CPOs) carried out by MidCentral District Health Board’s (MDHB) Public Health Service. The retailers were Mobil Bulls in Bulls and Good Value $2 ... More >>

Wānanga Wahakura – Preparing to welcome new life

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 12:42 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

Following on from the popularity of past events, another weaving wānanga is to be held at Linton Community Centre this weekend, 10-12 May. The event is held by Mokopuna Ora, in partnership with local community groups, and teaches the wahakura waikawa ... More >>

Free Forum for parents of ‘fussy eaters’

Friday, 3 May 2019, 2:56 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

MidCentral District Health Board, Massey University and the Central PHO are holding a free forum for parents of ‘fussy eaters’ on 9 May at the Palmerston North Convention Centre from 6pm to 7.30pm. Registrations are not necessary. More >>

Now is the time to get influenza vaccination

Friday, 3 May 2019, 11:12 am | MidCentral District Health Board

MidCentral residents are being encouraged to get their influenza vaccinations as the district has seen a higher number of influenza A cases than would normally be expected at this time of the year. More >>

Manawatū Health and Wellbeing Group seeking members

Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 3:11 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

An area highlighted in the Manawatū Health and Wellbeing Plan 2018 – 2023 was the need for better communication and connections between organisations involved in health and wellbeing in the Manawatū District and the community. As a result ... More >>

Resident Medical Officers to strike for five days

Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 12:05 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

Families in the MidCentral DHB region are being encouraged to ensure they are enrolled at a general practice to avoid putting pressure on the Palmerston North Hospital emergency department during an upcoming five-day Resident Medical Officers (RMOs) ... More >>

New members sought for Clinical Council

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 3:05 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

The Clinical Council was established in 2017 as a vehicle for clinicians to provide a strategic clinical perspective and advice on plans and initiatives important to the people living in the communities being served by MidCentral DHB (MDHB). More >>

Manawhenua Hauora and MDHB re-sign agreement

Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 10:03 am | MidCentral District Health Board

MidCentral District Health Board (MDHB) and its Māori Relationship Board Manawhenua Hauora have re-signed their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to advance Maori health in the district. More >>

Still no confirmed measles cases in MidCentral

Monday, 25 March 2019, 4:17 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

MidCentral DHB Medical Officer of Health Dr Robert Weir said many midwives in the region had been receiving questions on the potential effect of measles on pregnant women and their babies. More >>

Volunteers wanted for hospital garden

Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 10:26 am | MidCentral District Health Board

The founder of Palmerston North Hospital’s hidden gem, the Garden of Tranquillity, is calling for volunteers to keep the garden thriving as the team marks the sacred space’s 13th birthday. More >>

No confirmed measles in MidCentral, but it could spread

Friday, 15 March 2019, 4:33 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

There are currently no confirmed cases of measles in the MidCentral district but it’s possible it will spread to the region, the DHB Medical Officer of Health says. More >>

Wahakura – More than a safe place to sleep

Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 4:43 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

A wānanga teaching the practice of weaving wahakura is taking place in Levin this weekend, as part of a partnership between Mokopuna Ora and local community groups. More >>

MidCentral DHB services being monitored ahead of strike

Friday, 22 February 2019, 10:21 am | MidCentral District Health Board

MidCentral District Health Board is continuing to review what services it can provide during a proposed junior doctor strike this month. More >>

 

 

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