Waikato DHB survey indicative of national crisis

ASMS Executive Director Ian Powell says a survey of departmental heads at Waikato District Health Board reveals the DHB needs another 48.6 full-time equivalent (27.6%) specialists – but at the time of the survey...

DHB psychologists vote to strike later this month, to refuse overtime work for five...

Psychologists working across the nation's 17 district health boards have voted to refuse working overtime for five weeks as part of strike action. Members voted in favour of the first nationwide strike for psychologists in...

The Government has approved a $14.6m laboratory expansion for Middlemore Hospital

Health Minister David Clark has approved Counties Manukau DHB's self-funded $14.6 million dialysis and cardiac laboratory expansion at Middlemore Hospital. The new facilities at the hospital would make a real difference to the lives of...

Obese patients stuck in Middlemore Hospital

Four severely overweight patients have been stuck at Middlemore Hospital for months because there is nowhere suitable for them to be discharged to. The Counties Manukau District Health Board said the patients no longer required...

DHB funding falls short by $300 million – Expert

Excessive wait times and extreme pressures on emergency services will continue as the Government's budget for District Health Boards falls short by $300 million.

One stop shop for health and wellbeing in Canterbury

The newly launched Canterbury Resilience Hub is designed to be a central point for health and wellbeing advice and practical support services information.

Sacked board member back as one of four commissioners overseeing Waikato DHB

A sacked member of the Waikato District Health Board is back as one of three commissioners appointed to take over the reins of the organisation.

Commissioner appointed for Waikato DHB

The Health Minister has appointed a Commissioner to replace struggling Waikato District Health Board.

Taranaki DHB investigating mental-health ward conditions

The mental health ward of Taranaki Base Hospital has been compared to a run-down prison, with several former patients complaining of substandard conditions.

Undervalued skills revealed by DHB pay equity interviews

Nearly 100 DHB clerical workers have been interviewed about what their job really entails as the DHBs and unions progress the first of four pay equity claims currently underway.


More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.


Extra Health Support For Busy People

People spinning multiple plates often need additional support over and above good nutrition and exercise. Here’s how addressing things at the sub-cellular level can help.