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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.

DHBs to check mass-casualty plans after Christchurch Hospital review of massacre

Public hospitals are reviewing their preparations for mass-casualty events in light of the Christchurch massacre.

Cancer patients wait up to 12 weeks for urgent treatment

Alarming figures show every month dozens of cancer sufferers around the country are waiting more than two months to start potentially life-saving treatment.

Pizza to aroha delivered to Canterbury DHB and practices

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.

Derek Wright leaving role at Waikato District Health Board

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.

DHB budget blowouts likely to get worse – National

The National Party says the situation at the country's District Health Boards is not sustainable and something has to give.

DR WELLNESS

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.

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