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Canterbury District Health Board estimates deficit of close to $100 million in 2018/19 year

Canterbury District Health Board is closing in on a $100 million projected deficit for the current financial year.

DHBs still waiting for annual plans to be signed off

With only four months left in the current financial year, just 12 of the country's 20 district health boards have had their financial plans signed off by Health Minister David Clark.

Waikato DHB puts brakes on recruiting new CEO due to ‘challenges’

Waikato DHB has suddenly put a stop to hiring a new chief executive due to "challenges" facing the board.

Ministry of Health using old Census data to work out DHB funding

The ministry is using population figures from the 2013 Census to work out funding for the cash-strapped DHBs because 2018 Census data is not yet available.

Counties Manukau DHB reveals projected deficit of $53.5 million

The embattled Counties Manukau District Health Board has revealed it's facing a projected deficit of $53.5 million for the current financial year.

Suicide prevention group complains to DHB following suicide attempt

A nationwide suicide prevention group will lay a complaint to the Canterbury District Health Board after a woman tried to jump off a bridge twice in two hours.

Health Minister David Clark warns DHBS over financial performance

Health Minister David Clark has warned district health boards to tighten their belts or face the prospect of someone else doing it for them if their financial performance doesn't pick up.

DHB releases details of adverse and mental health death events

Sixteen people died as a result of unintended, unexpected or unplanned events and mental health-related incidents in the Bay of Plenty District Health Board area in the latest reporting period.

Auckland DHB calls for increase in legal drinking age

The Auckland District Health Board is the latest to join the growing list of DHBs wanting a crack down on booze.

Lakes DHB makes changes after 11 deaths among adverse events in a year

Eleven people died in the Lakes District Health Board area in 2017/2018 as a result of shortfalls and system errors, prompting the DHB to make a range of improvements.
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