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.

DHB patient adverse event reporting keep tracking upwards

The number of adverse events – including falls and pressure injuries – reported by our public hospitals have risen from 542 last year to 631 with the Health Quality & Safety Commission saying the ongoing increase reflects improved reporting.

Released emails and memo reveal fallout from Bay of Plenty DHB’s damning internal report

Several emails and a memo released under the Official Information Act, which the Bay of Plenty DHB tried to stop happening, reveal fallout from and response to damning internal report.

Northland DHB lobbying for meningococcal vaccination programme for ‘some months’

Northland DHB has been pushing for a vaccination programme against a deadly strain of meningococcal disease for "some months", according to an internal memo from chief executive Nick Chamberlain.

Whanganui DHB posts deficit but not as large as others

The chairwoman of Whanganui District Health Board says the board's $3.8m deficit for the recent financial year is a reflection of an increase in poor health thoughout the region.

Wellington DHBs to have single CEO

Wellington’s two district health boards have voted to have a single chief executive as well as a single chair.

Whanganui Hospital to offer free and unlimited wi-fi

Whanganui hospital is now offering free and unlimited Wi-Fi to patients.

After-hours doctors’ fees for children skyrocket at two Auckland clinics after DHBs cut funding

Parents who received free after-hours medical care for their children are now having to pay up to $61 at two Auckland clinics following funding cuts from district health boards.
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