MidCentral District Health Board

The base regional hospital in Palmerston North has a dedicated Intensive Care UnitCoronary Care Unit and Neonatal Unit, amongst other services, and provides one of the largest trauma centres in New Zealand.
 
The hospital provides services to a geographic area of around 880,000 hectares (ha) and spans the North Island of New Zealand, from the western coast of the Manawatu, Horowhenua and Otaki districts, to the Tararua district on the eastern coast.

Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary care hospital, which services an urban population of 75,000 and a total population catchment of 160,000, increasing to 500,000 for the delivery of some tertiary services. In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.

In 2001, Palmerston North Hospital completed a major site redevelopment project. The $56 million investment followed six years hard work and planning and resulted in upgraded buildings providing an attractive and functional environment for patients, visitors and staff.
 
Building on from this work, MidCentral Health has developed a Clinical Services Plan which models future demand for secondary care (hospital) services and identifies the capacity resources and models of care required to meet this demand. This is leading to a review of buildings and will provide a long term blue print for hospital service development. 

13/05/2020
MidCentral District Health Board / Palmerston North Hospital are looking for 5 additional full time FACEMs (or international equivalent), eligible for vocational or locum specialist registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand, to join our enthusiastic team. You will be joining a strong team of 11 Emergency Physicians from New Zealand, the UK, the US, Canada, and South Africa, as well as 3 clinical nurse specialists and 1 nurse practitioner. We are responsible for supervising 18 resident medical officers (a mix of registrars and senior house officers) as well as 6th year medical students from the University of Otago. We are accredited for 1 year advanced training by the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, and have a highly successful teaching programme for both Part I and Part II ACEM examinations. Each week we have protected teaching time, including time in our simulation centre, for registrars, house officers, and students. The Palmerston North Hospital ED...
MidCentral District Health Board Palmerston North, New Zealand Full time
12/05/2020
$103,007 - $153,955 yearly
Palmerston North Hospital is recruiting for Emergency Medicine Registrars. Palmerston North is located in the southern half of the North Island of New Zealand, with a catchment population of 180,000. Our Emergency Department is accredited for 12 months of Advanced Training with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, and are Pediatric Log Book Accredited. MidCentral DHB have approved us to recruit 9 Registrar positions. Our hospital is an Australasian Level 4 regional trauma, non-bypass centre receiving approximately 48,000 ED presentations per annum, roughly 130/day (20% paeds). Palmerston North is located at the intersection of State Highways 1 and 3, and is the largest city in the Manawatu region. We see both blunt and penetrating trauma, admitting approximately 50 Trauma cases with ISS 15 or greater per year. We assess and manage the full spectrum of high acuity paediatric and adult medical and surgical patients. We are an increasingly busy department and have...
MidCentral District Health Board Palmerston North, New Zealand Full time