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MidCentral DHB Begins Roll-out Of COVID-19 Vaccination To Tier 2 Populations

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 3:26 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

Māori and Iwi health providers were among the first tier 2 populations to get the COVID-19 vaccine today, as the roll-out continues in the MidCentral DHB region. The second tier of the national vaccine rollout also includes about 480,000 frontline ... More >>

Applications Open For New Consumer Council Members

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 3:06 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

The MidCentral DHB Consumer Council is recruiting new members as it continues to advocate for the involvement of MidCentral communities in the development, design and delivery of services. Individuals with proven leadership skills and a passion ... More >>

Upcoming Community Engagement On Care For Whānau And Pēpi In Horowhenua, Ōtaki And Tararua

Tuesday, 30 March 2021, 9:42 am | MidCentral District Health Board

MidCentral District Health Board is wanting to hear the voice of the community about the care offered for whānau and pēpi in their first 1000 days of life in the Horowhenua, Ōtaki and Tararua areas. The community engagement process, Tūngia te Ururua, will ... More >>

New Linear Accelerator Bolsters Cancer Service At Palmerston North Hospital

Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 9:29 am | MidCentral District Health Board

Cancer patients can now expect faster treatment times and improved access to services after the Regional Cancer Treatment Service (RCTS) officially opened its second new linear accelerator (LINAC) at Palmerston North Hospital. The new LINAC started clinical ... More >>

MidCentral DHB Moves Back To Alert Level 1

Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 5:06 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

MidCentral District Health Board residents will shift from National Alert Level Two to Alert Level 1 at midnight tonight. The Government announced today restrictions for the majority of New Zealand will ease to Alert Level 1. MidCentral DHB Chief ... More >>

COVID-19 Testing Still Available Across MidCentral Region

Tuesday, 12 January 2021, 11:19 am | MidCentral District Health Board

A series of temporary COVID-19 testing sites will be popping up across the district throughout January to aid in MidCentral communities efforts to remain free of the virus. As people start to return from their summer holidays and head back to work, ... More >>

Healthcare In The MidCentral Region Over The Festive Season

Wednesday, 23 December 2020, 12:27 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

While we hope all people in the MidCentral DHB region enjoy a healthy and safe festive season, we want to remind our communities about the available healthcare options over this time. The following information provides an overview of where you can go ... More >>

COVID-19 Pop Up Site In Pahiatua

Wednesday, 9 December 2020, 4:12 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

People in the Southern Tararua District are encouraged to keep their community COVID-19-free by getting a free swab on Friday. A COVID-19 testing team, comprised of MidCentral DHB and THINK Hauora staff, will set up a pop-up site at the Bush Multisport Park ... More >>

World Aids Day Works Towards Breaking Down Discrimination Against People Living With HIV

Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 10:09 am | MidCentral District Health Board

Today marks the 32nd annual World AIDS Day and this year work is being done to highlight the need to continue to progress towards zero discrimination against people living with HIV. Body Positive New Zealand, which provides care and support to people living ... More >>

Breast Cancer Patients In MidCentral DHB Get The FastForward Treatment

Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 8:39 am | MidCentral District Health Board

MidCentral DHB has introduced a new cancer treatment protocol that reduces the treatment time for women with early stage breast cancer by two thirds. The first Regional Cancer Treatment Service (RCTS) patients were treated under the Fast Forward protocol in ... More >>

Everyone Invited To City Centre COVID-19 Testing Pop-up

Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 1:46 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

Palmerston North residents and visitors are invited to Te Marae o Hine (The Square) to get a free test for COVID-19 as MidCentral District Health Board works to reassure the community that our region is clear of the virus. MidCentral DHB has undertaken ... More >>

Oral Health Therapists Get Behind National Oral Health Day

Friday, 6 November 2020, 8:43 am | MidCentral District Health Board

Drinking water, taking care of your gums and getting regular dental check-ups are just a few of the key tips for good oral health that MidCentral DHB Oral Health Therapists Tia Fatu and Henrietta Nair promote on a daily basis. And with National Oral Health ... More >>

Te Rau Rongoā Ki Ruahine Opens Under MDHB Management From Monday 2 November

Monday, 2 November 2020, 9:46 am | MidCentral District Health Board

The community pharmacy in the foyer of Palmerston North Hospital, now named Te Rau Rongoā ki Ruahine, opens under MidCentral DHB management from 9am on Monday, 2 November. The transfer in management is a significant step for MidCentral DHB, with the integration ... More >>

Frail, Older People Encouraged To Get Up, Get Dressed And Get Moving For A Timely Recovery

Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 4:22 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

Supporting frail, older people to get out of bed, get dressed and go for a walk is one of the best ways to ensure they recover from any illness in a safe and timely manner. MidCentral DHB’s Get Up Get Dressed Get Moving campaign has been ongoing ... More >>

COVID-19 Testing Efforts Continue In MidCentral Region

Thursday, 8 October 2020, 11:40 am | MidCentral District Health Board

Testing for any cases of COVID-19 in the MidCentral DHB region continues, with temporary pop up sites being set up in Foxton and Ōtaki for anyone who wants a test. The first pop-up will take place on Saturday, 10 October, at the Foxton Rugby Club clubrooms ... More >>

COVID-19 Testing Process Made Easier

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 11:04 am | MidCentral District Health Board

Testing for COVID-19 in Palmerston North had been made easier than ever, with people experiencing mild symptoms now able to get a free swab at the 575 Main Street testing site without needing to phone for an appointment. Despite the MidCentral region moving ... More >>

COVID-19 Testing Efforts Continuing In The MidCentral Region

Friday, 25 September 2020, 12:52 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

Health professionals are advising that while winter colds and flus may be on the way out, that doesn’t necessarily mean COVID-19 will do the same. Medical Officer of Health Dr Robert Weir said while we’re officially out of the winter period, ... More >>

Primary Birthing Partnership Celebrated At Te Papaioea Birthing Centre

Thursday, 10 September 2020, 9:36 am | MidCentral District Health Board

A celebration of the official handover of Te Papaioea Birthing Centre has cemented the partnership between MidCentral District Health Board and the Wright Family Foundation in a move to focus on primary birthing in the region. MidCentral DHB’s Te Uru Pā ... More >>

Pop-up COVID-19 Testing Stations In The MidCentral Region

Friday, 28 August 2020, 1:47 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

Following on from the successful pop-up day in Palmerston North recently, MidCentral DHB is continuing community testing with the next free pop-up testing being held in Levin. The pop-up will be at the car park on the corner of Salisbury St and Bath ... More >>

Community Urged To Seek Support And Show Kindness

Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 9:27 am | MidCentral District Health Board

People in the MidCentral region are being asked to show kindness, compassion and support to each other as the community works together to stamp out COVID-19. The resurgence of COVID-19 in New Zealand, which has seen the Auckland region move back ... More >>