Whangaroa Health Trust in crisis

The Whangaroa Health Services Trust is in crisis following the resignation of its chief executive, chairwoman and many of its clinical staff.

Health board elections a waste of money – Health Minister disagrees

Taxpayers will have to fork out millions of dollars for the elections.

Darrin Hackett redundant after Waikato DHB hears damning SmartHealth review

The man in charge of SmartHealth, the $26 million virtual health flop, has been made redundant from Waikato District Health Board.

‘Whole lot’ of priorities for Middlemore, says new chairman Mark Gosche

New Counties Manukau District Health Board chairman Vui Mark Gosche says there are a "whole lot" of things that are a priority in his new role helping to sort out Middlemore Hospital.

Auckland DHB surgeons demand change as big gaps in cancer care found

Surgeons have demanded an urgent "sea change" at one of the country's largest health boards and accused management of recklessness.

New Auckland DHB chairs announced

Health Minister Dr David Clark has announced new chairs who will lead Auckland's three District Health Boards on Sunday.

DHB stats show allied health most understaffed

Ballooning deficits – in part due to higher than expected patient volumes over summer – and understaffing are revealed in the latest District Health Board financial data.

Junior doctors and DHBs re-start pay talks

Junior doctors - who took strike action early last year – are back to the negotiating table next week with speedier action on their safer hours settlement on the agenda.

DHB chair used public money on spin doctor

A public relations expert who cost taxpayers more than $20,000 when he was hired to manage fallout from the expenses scandal at Waikato District Health Board wrote the chairman's resignation letter to Health Minister David Clark.

DHB executives spend millions on ‘extravagant’ travel for work

Senior health executives are globe-trotting to exotic destinations on taxpayer money, spending millions of dollars on travel, food, meetings and hotels in three years.
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