Palmerston North Hospital Medical Trust - MidCentral Health Palmerston North Hospital - Patient Welfare - Staff Education

Medical Trust Scholarships and Grants

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The Trust has developed a disbursement programme to allocate funding to specific programmes and general grants.

This funding places emphasis on continuing staff education, but also equipment to improve efficiency and health outcomes.

Funding comes from the Trust’s investments and supports the hospital in areas where there is no government funding allocated.

The disbursement programme is as follows:

  • Annual Junior Medical Trust Prize
  • Annual Nursing Scholarships
  • Annual Visitor – Medical
  • Annual Nursing Research Trust Prize
  • Annual Travelling Nursing Scholarship
  • Annual Travelling Medical Fellowship
  • General Grants

Recent Grants

Grants throughout the year include the following:

  • A $285,000 grant made to provide technology requirements for the Laurie McCool Learning Centre.

A number of payments have been made to support staff undertaking tertiary studies.

  • The 2021 Medical prize was awarded to Dr Preekesh Patel
  • Sonya Rider and Rachel Dann received the 2021 Nursing Research awards
  • Monique Bennett was awarded the 2021 Midwifery Research Award prize


Please Note:

  • Hospital staff can access detailed information on each of the above programme categories by accessing Palmerston North Hospital Medical Trust information from the MDHB Staff Intranet under "Support Information & Resources" or search for "Palmerston North Hospital Medical Trust". Terms and conditions, criteria, forms, dates, etc are available on that site.
  • Applications need to be submitted to the secretary two (2) weeks prior to the next scheduled Trustees’ Meeting - refer to the Contact Us page.

Patient Welfare - Staff Education

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