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.

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.
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