Nurses in social media express disappointment to anger at DHBs’ pay offer

Nurses have taken to social media to express frustration at the 20 District Health Boards’ ‘six per cent over three years’ pay offer which goes to a vote starting Wednesday.

Northland DHB forum providing expert help to school and families

Whangarei agencies are working with schools and families after suspected suicides by two teenagers.

DHB’s being urged to do more on climate change

An anaesthetist is encouraging District Health Boards to look for ways to reduce carbon footprints.

Safe staffing shortfall leads to $1M boost in nursing staff

Safe staffing software that confirmed nursing shortages in some wards at Hawke’s Bay Hospital has led to a $1 million boost in nursing staff.

SmartHealth uptake low as HealthTap contract renewal begins

A virtual health app launched by Waikato District Health Board in May last year, has attracted only 853 video consultations in 18 months, roughly 10 a week.

Criticism of ‘unnecessary’ delays for transplant patient

A woman seeking a kidney donation was forced to deal with "unnecessary" delays that made the process take a year and a half. Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill yesterday found two district health boards at fault during the process.

Letters reveal tensions at DHB

Southern CEO blames doctors for failing to meet targets because they're promising too many operations

Waikato DHB chairman Bob Simcock won’t resign yet

Waikato District Health Board chairman Bob Simcock should resign to end the embarrassment of the DHB's former chief executive's spending debacle, according to a doctors' union boss.

Second DHB rejects Ronald McDonald House for hospital

Southern District Health Board has come under fire over its resistance to a potential Ronald McDonald House in Dunedin.

Waikato DHB member: Proper inquiry should have been started months ago

There's praise for the new Health Minister, as a fresh investigation is launched into the former Waikato DHB chief executive.
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