New DHB pay offer due next week – no new strike ballot

Nurses have greeted the news of a revised DHBs’ offer due next week with a mixed response ­– including fears of losing momentum after last week’s historic nationwide strike.

DHBs coping well with nurses’ strike

District Health Boards say contingency plans at the country’s hospitals are working well for the nationwide nurses’ strike.

DHB’s accused of underspending

Some District Health Boards are being accused of underspending on mental health in order to improve their bottom lines.

DHBs: Urgent need for sugary drinks tax

DHBs want a tax on sugary drinks - warning the obesity epidemic could result in Kiwi kids living shorter lives than their parents.

Nurses’ strike decision announced today

Whether or not Thursday's nursing strike goes ahead will be announced this morning, but District Health Boards says they have robust contingency plans in place just in case.

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.


Death: the symptoms of dying

How much do many of us actually know about the act of dying? In the first of Health Central’s special focus on death and dying – The Death Series – FIONA CASSIE talks to palliative care specialist Brian Ensor about the symptoms of dying.


Remote radiology service offers treatment for waiting lists

A virtual radiology service being set up by SEQURE Health could double the capacity of District Health Boards to read X-rays, CT Scans, MRI...