Editorial: Move health overhaul off waiting list

The Waikato District Health Board may well have provided Health Minister Dr David Clark with the impetus to bring sweeping change to our health system. Should that be the case, then it would be a shiny lining to a tawdry time indeed.

Waikato DHB chair resigns

Health Minister Dr David Clark has accepted Waikato District Health Board chair Bob Simcock’s resignation this afternoon.

Mum of twin who died during birth wants the DHB to learn from her...

The mother of a twin who died during birth wants a shake-up at her district health board after a damning report released today has found both the obstetrician and hospital at fault.

Editorial: DHBs give too much say to health ideologues

In determination to counter damage done by smoking, drinking, sugar, fast foods or anything else harmful to many, are doctors inclined to ignore all other considerations?

More than 500 adverse events reported by hospitals

A total of 542 adverse events were reported by district health boards in the last year.

NZNO concerned report shows increase in ‘nurse sensitive’ adverse events

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.

Upswing in DHB health care adverse events due to “increased transparency”

Increased reporting of patients suffering delayed diagnosis and pressure injuries were largely behind an increase in public hospital adverse events, according to statistics released today.

Lakes District Health Board dishes out its staff awards

Lakes District Health Board anaesthetist Dr Cambell Bennett has won the Ross Bohm Clinical Quality Initiative Award for a senior medical officer at the Lakes DHB Quality and Staff Awards.

Waikato health board director mysteriously resigns

A key member of former Waikato District Health Board chief executive Dr Nigel Murray's inner circle has resigned, effective immediately.

Dunne Speaks: Do We Still Need 20 DHBs?

Do we really still need 20 autonomous DHBs, all mini-national health systems, in a country the size of medium sized city state, and in an age where technological innovation is rapidly simplifying the need for complex structures?


Clinician with “passion for public healthcare” to lead Ministry of Health

Dr Ashley Bloomfield was announced today as the new Director General of Health – the third appointment this decade to lead the controversy-hit Ministry of Health.

Sick at heart