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Māori Scholarship Programme Opens For Its Second Round Of Applications

Wednesday, 1 June 2022, 11:36 am | MidCentral District Health Board

The second tranche of applications for MidCentral DHB’s Māori Scholarship programme opens on 1 June 2022. The scholarship programme includes two intakes per annum to ensure we capture students who start their study mid-year. The scholarships aim is ... More >>

MidCentral DHB COVID-19 Vaccination Sites Now Offering MMR Vaccine

Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 5:02 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

The MidCentral District Health Board is calling on the community to check that they are up-to-date with their measles vaccination to prepare for the increasing number of international visitors to the country. To support this, a number of COVID-19 walk-in ... More >>

Capital Project Update At Palmerston North Hospital

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 11:20 am | MidCentral District Health Board

MidCentral District Health Board currently has a number of significant short and long-term capital projects, either in planning or under way, to improve and expand facilities to meet current and future demand. At the front of the hospital construction ... More >>

Strike Action - Public Service Association For Staff Who Are Covered By The Allied, Public Health & Technical MECA

Sunday, 15 May 2022, 5:26 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

MidCentral District Health Board has received notice of industrial action involving staff from Allied, Public Health and Technical workforces covered by the Public Service Association. Staff involved will withdraw services for 24 hours from Sunday 15 May ... More >>

Te Papaioea Birthing Centre Increased Staffing Hours Monday To Friday

Thursday, 5 May 2022, 2:24 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

From Monday 9 May 2022, Te Papaioea Birthing Centre will increase staffing to be available 24 hours a day from Monday 7am to Friday 5.30pm each week for primary birthing. Due to staffing levels, Te Papaioea Birthing Centre reduced its operational hours ... More >>

Palmerston North COVID-19 Testing On The Move

Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 1:21 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

The Palmerston North COVID-19 Community Testing Centre at 575 Main Street, Palmerston North is relocating to the Central Energy Trust Arena. From Sunday 8th May 2022, anyone who is symptomatic or a household contact can collect their pre-ordered Rapid ... More >>

Free Flu And COVID-19 Boosters Available To Help People Get Ready For Winter

Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 10:23 am | MidCentral District Health Board

The MidCentral District Health Board is offering the funded flu vaccine alongside COVID-19 boosters to those who are eligible ahead of the upcoming flu season. Chief Medical Officer Dr Kelvin Billinghurst says it is incredibly important that people ... More >>

MidCentral DHB Offers Grocery Vouchers For Return Of Pulse Oximeters

Tuesday, 12 April 2022, 2:58 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

The MidCentral District Health Board has put a call out today for the public to return any loaned pulse oximeters to DHB drop off points in exchange for a $20 grocery voucher. Pulse oximeters, a small device which can be used to monitor people’s ... More >>

COVID-19 Boosters Approved For 16 To 17 Year Olds

Monday, 11 April 2022, 12:03 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

The Government has announced that rangatahi (young people) aged 16 to 17 years-old can now get their booster of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine. MidCentral District Health Board’s Acting COVID-19 Senior Responsible Officer Dr Kelvin Billinghurst says ... More >>

MidCentral Chief Executive Kathryn Cook Will Be Stepping Down

Thursday, 7 April 2022, 4:04 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

MidCentral Chief Executive Kathryn Cook has announced to staff today that she will not continue as Chief Executive after 30 June 2022, in order to spend more time with family in New Zealand and Australia. After seven years in the role, Ms Cook says ... More >>

Increasing COVID-19 Cases Lead To Visitor Policy Changes At MidCentral DHB

Monday, 14 March 2022, 1:27 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

Changes to the visitor policy at MidCentral District Health Board facilities have been introduced in response to increasing community cases of COVID-19. The policy applies to visitors to MidCentral DHB facilities, including Palmerston North Hospital ... More >>

Specialised COVID-19 Ward Opens At Palmerston North Hospital

Tuesday, 8 March 2022, 12:08 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

A specialised COVID-19 ward has been opened at Palmerston North Hospital as cases of COVID-19 in MidCentral continue to increase. MidCentral District Health Board Chief Executive Kathryn Cook says that the ward is one of the many plans in place ... More >>

MidCentral DHB Sets Up Pop-up RATs Testing At Central Energy Trust Arena

Monday, 28 February 2022, 8:58 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

From tomorrow, Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) will be available for symptomatic people and household contacts from the Central Energy Trust Arena in Palmerston North in response to a rapid increase in demand for COVID-19 testing. The site will be set-up ... More >>

Community Encouraged To Prepare For Changes To Healthcare Services During Omicron Outbreak

Tuesday, 22 February 2022, 10:54 am | MidCentral District Health Board

Free online tools, virtual consultations and community pharmacies are some of the trusted healthcare tools that the MidCentral District Health Board is encouraging the community to use as cases of Omicron increase across the region. MidCentral COVID-19 ... More >>

COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout - Whānau Day Event

Wednesday, 2 February 2022, 3:48 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

Whānau encouraged to protect themselves against Omicron during vaccination weekend MidCentral District Health Board are holding a whānau COVID-19 vaccination event at the Arena this weekend to support whānau to protect themselves against the increasing ... More >>

COVID-19 Update For MidCentral DHB

Sunday, 30 January 2022, 2:03 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

There is one new case of COVID-19 to report in MidCentral today. This brings the total active cases in the MidCentral rohe to five. The latest case is located in Palmerston North, and recently returned from a trip to Gisborne, where they have ... More >>

MidCentral DHB COVID-19 Update

Friday, 28 January 2022, 2:47 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

A positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Palmerston North. This case is not a known contact of the existing active cases in the MidCentral rohe and public health investigations are underway into the source of the transmission. This brings ... More >>

MidCentral COVID-19 Update – 25 January

Tuesday, 25 January 2022, 3:47 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

Today we have one further case of COVID-19 to report in MidCentral. This case is a second household contact of the initial positive case of COVID-19 in Manawatū district reported last week, bringing the total number of cases to three. While this ... More >>

MidCentral DHB COVID-19 Update – 24 January 2022

Monday, 24 January 2022, 9:38 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

Today we have a second case of COVID-19 to report in MidCentral. This case is a household contact of the initial positive case of COVID-19 in Manawatū reported last week. While this is not unexpected, it is a difficult time for the whānau and ... More >>

MidCentral DHB COVID-19 Update – 23 January

Sunday, 23 January 2022, 2:38 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

We have no new cases of COVID-19 to report in MidCentral as at 1pm on Sunday 23 January 2022. Yesterday, 406 tests were processed across the rohe. All close contacts have so far returned negative tests with Day 5 tests currently underway. COVID-19 ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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