MidCentral DHB

Find out about MidCentral DHB – where to find a GP and other health services, how MidCentral is performing against national health targets, and more.

MidCentral dhb map.

MidCentral DHB is based in Palmerston North, and covers an area from the east coast to the west coast, and from north Manawatu down to Otaki in the south.

It has a population of 186,190 people (2020/21 projection). Read more about MidCentral’s population.

MidCentral DHB received $602.1 million in funding in 2020/21.*

Funding increases as a result of growth over the last 3 years were as follows:

  • $48.0 million in 2020/21
  • $23.1 million in 2019/20
  • $18.6 million in 2018/19.
Funding growth
  MidCentral increase National increase
2020/21 8.66% 6.94%
2019/20 4.46% 4.32%
2018/19 3.78% 4.34%

*This only includes devolved funding from the Ministry. Visit Funding for more information.

DHB annual planning

Every year the DHB develops, updates and publishes on their website (see link below) a number of key annual planning documents such as their Annual Plan and Regional Service Plan.

MidCentral DHB contact details
Postal address PO Box 2056
Palmerston North 4440
Street address Gate 2, Heretaunga Street
Palmerston North 4414
Phone (06) 350 8061
Fax (06) 355 0616
Email [email protected]
Website http://www.midcentraldhb.govt.nz
YouTube http://www.youtube.com/midcentraldhb

Update on status of national health targets

Work is underway to develop a new set of performance measures. While this work is in progress, we will only provide the raw health targets data. We will not develop separate reports or infographics, or present data by primary health organisation. See How is my DHB performing? for the latest data.

For more information on the development of new measures, see the Health targets page.

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