JUDE BARBACK talks to Julie Haggie from the Home & Community Health Association about what the home-based care sector hopes will emerge from the New Zealand Productivity Commission’s inquiry into more effective social services.
From today all South Island district health boards will be using the same HealthOne electronic health records system.
The Otago Daily Times reports Southern DHB's decided not to go ahead with a recommendation to issue helmets to mental health staff following assaults on nurses.
The chairman of Waikato District Health Board, who employed Dr Nigel Murray as chief executive, has been called on to stand down.
The increase in 'nurse sensitive' indicators like pressure injuries and hospital acquired infections in the annual adverse events report released today were 'concerning', says the New Zealand Nurses Organisation.
A Tauranga Hospital ward currently closed to new patients after eight people were diagnosed with influenza is expected to reopen tomorrow.