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New Glenview Medical Centre site blessed

Pinnacle MHN congratulates Glenview Medical Centre on its recent "Blessing of the Whenua" ceremony 

Diabetes information and Primary Options/insulin

As-of late November 2016, all Pinnacle MHN practices are now able to claim via Primary Options (PO) for insulin initiation. Refer to notice about extra support available.


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Better information sharing leads to healthier kids

Fewer children are missing critical health checks thanks to an innovative online tool and coordination service from Pinnacle Midland Health Network.

Māori health workforce pilot programme launches

The first primary Māori health workforce care assistant pilot programme, run by Pinnacle Midlands Health Network, Waikato DHB Māori health unit Te Puna Oranga and Wintec, commenced this month at Wintec in Hamilton. 


Push to get people with diabetes more active

Two medical student siblings are giving back to the Kawhia community this summer, helping people with diabetes and pre-diabetes get more active.

The end of a 50 year nursing career

Hamilton East Medical Centre nurse Carolyn Irving hung up her nursing uniform in January 2016, 50 years after first putting it on.  

Sexual health in Waikato gets international exposure

Sexual health in Hamilton is getting international attention, but this time for all the right reasons.

Kihikihi Community Health Hub open - offering access to all

A new health hub is now open in Kihikihi, dedicated to the health and wellbeing of the community.

Collaborative approach leads to fewer hospital stays for Tairāwhiti kids

Health providers in the Tairāwhiti-Gisborne district have worked together to reduce the rate of avoidable hospital admissions among the district's most vulnerable babies and young children.


$1.6million study to validate new diabetes prevention programme

The New Zealand Health Research Council (NZHRC) has injected $1.6 million into a research project to study an innovative self-management programme for people with pre-diabetes and diabetes. 


National Enrolment Service (NES)

Information about the Ministry of Health's National Enrolment Service (NES).

Get ready - flu season is just around the corner

Even the fittest and healthiest of us can get influenza and should be vaccinated against the flu.

Pinnacle Incorporated AGM 2016

The next Pinnacle Incorporated Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held 7.30pm on Thursday, 24 November at the Pinnacle Midlands Health Network Hamilton office.