Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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.

Tauranga Hospital ward reopens after influenza outbreak

A ward at Tauranga Hospital that was forced to close due to an influenza outbreak has reopened.

English: Govt playing politics over approach to health sector

Opposition leader Bill English says the Government is playing politics with its "brutal" blanket approach to the health sector.


Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Sugar questions answered

With November being Diabetes Awareness Month, Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says it’s perfect timing to answer two commonly asked questions about sugar.


Sponsored: Empathy, culture and kindness – the quest for healthier communities

It’s going to take a groundswell of change to inject the empathy and values-based leadership that is so desperately needed in society. Jude Barback talks to Anah Aikman, the founder of Changing Lenses, about how we can achieve this change in our communities.