Chief executive wants to trim executives team at Waikato DHB

A proposed restructure of Waikato District Health Board's executive leadership team will trim the number of senior managers reporting directly to the chief executive by seven.

Grim 2018 for Waikato DHB as it forecasts $21.8m deficit

Waikato District Health Board is forecasting a grim financial year with a budget deficit of $21.8 million proposed.

DHB bosses and board members cost taxpayers $65 million a year

Taxpayers forked out almost $66 million last year to pay 444 people to run the country's 20 district health boards.

Senior Hawke’s Bay health manager resigns after financial anomalies

A long-standing senior manager at the Hawke's Bay District Health Board has resigned amid an independent inquiry, which found she had misused public money, although there was no indication it had been used for her own pecuniary gain.

Dr Tom Watson stands down as chief medical officer at Waikato DHB

Dr Tom Watson, the Waikato District Health Board chief medical officer is stepping down from the DHB's top clinical role, one he has held for 10 years.

Northland health boss claims almost $120k in expenses in three years

Northland District Health Board CEO Nick Chamberlain has spent $119,487 of taxpayers' money on travel, training and meetings in three years - the third highest of all 20 DHB bosses.

What does your local DHB CEO claim in expenses?

The country's 20 health board bosses have spent $1.2 million of taxpayer money on travel, training and meetings in three years, prompting concern the spending needs to be reined in. Minister of Health David Clark...

No risk despite Whangarei Hospital blood bank staffing hiccup

Patients are not at risk and on-site blood services continue as usual, despite Whangarei Hospital's blood bank accreditation being put on-hold, says the Northland District Health Board.

Countdown’s huge donation for children at Tauranga and Whakatane hospitals

A sizable cheque has been donated this morning to help buy more medical equipment for children at Tauranga and Whakatane hospitals.

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.
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