The mental health ward of Taranaki Base Hospital has been compared to a run-down prison, with several former patients complaining of substandard conditions.
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.
Public hospitals are reviewing their preparations for mass-casualty events in light of the Christchurch massacre.
Alarming figures show every month dozens of cancer sufferers around the country are waiting more than two months to start potentially life-saving treatment.
Home-baking and pizza have been delivered to Christchurch health workers as the Canterbury health system looks to support staff through the immediate and long-term impact of Friday’s tragedy.
Interim chief executive Derek Wright today sent an email to all staff informing them he will be leaving the DHB at the end of April after a 19-month stint in the role.
The National Party says the situation at the country's District Health Boards is not sustainable and something has to give.
Canterbury District Health Board is closing in on a $100 million projected deficit for the current financial year.
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.