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MidCentral Health

Palmerston North, New Zealand

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MidCentral Health (Palmerston North, New Zealand)

MidCentral DHB’s district stretches across the North Island of New Zealand from the west to the east coast and is distinguished by the Tararua and Ruahine ranges that traverse the centre of the district. 

The Board of MidCentral DHB is accountable to the Minister of Health. The NZ Public Health and Disability Act 2000 and the Crown Entities Act 2004 are the legislation which govern DHBs. 

A “Crown Funding Agreement” is agreed on an annual basis between the District Health Board and the Minister.  This document outlines the money to be provided by the Crown in return for the provision, or arranging for the provision, of specific services.  The Crown Funding Agreement also contains the other two key accountability documents, being the Statement of Intent and the District Annual Plan.
The Annual Plan sets out the outputs and associated performance expectations to be achieved across the three main aspects of the District Health Board’s role:

  1. governance and management of hospital and health services
  2. funding health and disability services
  3. governance and management of the District Health Board 

The Annual Plan is linked to the Regional Services Plan, so that the various outputs and performance expectations lead to the achievement of the District Health Board’s long term health outcomes.



Palmerston North, New Zealand



MidCentral Health



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