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.

Counties Manukau DHB considers virtual consults

A virtual service allowing patients to check-in with a doctor via a smart device from their homes is being touted as a possible solution for treating the soaring number of sick people amid funding restraints.

Healthy reduction in Northland DHB carbon footprint

One of Northland's biggest organisations reduced its carbon footprint by 7 per cent last year.

DHBs gearing up for Census 2018

"My Health Counts So I am Counted" - District Health Boards (DHBs) are encouraging as many people as possible to do the Census next Tuesday, 6th March, to ensure the Ministry of Health’s Population-Based Funding Formula is as accurate as possible.

E-cigarettes help alcoholics cope with smoking ban in detox, DHB trial finds

Many alcoholics who go into hospital to detox face a massive challenge - they're also not allowed to smoke on DHB grounds.

Premature baby’s care: MidCentral DHB slammed

A district health board has been slammed for its substandard care of a premature baby who was later diagnosed with kidney problems more than a week after he was born.

Whanganui health board reports 86 staff injuries in six months

Eighty-six injures were reported by Whanganui District Health Board's staff in the six months to December, 18 from assaults by patients.

DHB’s left in the dark with no funding signal ahead of the budget

The Opposition is accusing the Labour Party of over-promising, as District Health Boards wait for direction on changes of funding.

New chief took $50,000 less than offered

The interim chief executive at Waikato District Health Board took $50,000 less in salary than he was offered because he says it was the right thing to do.
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