New chief for Whanganui health board

Healthcare of New Zealand, healthcare rehabilitation group manager Russell Simpson has been appointed Whanganui District Health Board's (WDHB) new chief executive, WDHB board chair Dot McKinnon announced on Thursday.

Health board chairman who hired chief executive ‘should stand down’ down

The chairman of Waikato District Health Board, who employed Dr Nigel Murray as chief executive, has been called on to stand down.

Waikato DHB chief executive to resign over expenses

The district health board chief executive being investigated for unexplained spending has resigned.

Board to hear outcome of probe into Waikato DHB chief’s unexplained spending

A special meeting to hear the outcome of an investigation into alleged unexplained spending by a district health board chief executive has been called.

Health board warns of approaching Legionnaires season

The Canterbury District Health Board's urging gardeners to take care, as Legionnaires season approaches the Garden City.

Waikato health board to now see executives’ travel spending

Travel expenses for Waikato District Health Board's executive managers will now be reported to the board each month after the scandal involving unauthorised spending by former chief executive Dr Nigel Murray.

Former Waikato health chief Nigel Murray under fire from senior doctors

A former health board chief executive, whose spending of public money will now be examined by the Ministry of Health, is accused of leading to a culture of dysfunction and embarking on expensive projects at the cost of core services and patient safety, according to a damning letter by doctors.

ADHB manager stole taxpayer funds for daughter’s birthday

A senior manager at the Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) has been sentenced for his part in stealing thousands of dollars of taxpayers' money, some of which was used to pay for his daughter's birthday party.

Revealed: NZ aged care sector’s $34m pay equity funding surplus

While some New Zealand rest homes are on the brink of closure owing to a shortfall in pay equity settlement funding, it has come to light that others will be overfunded to the tune of $34 million. JUDE BARBACK investigates how the pay equity settlement has affected the residential aged care sector.

Waikato Hospital paid $50,000 in cancelled contract with Chiefs

Waikato Hospital paid the Chiefs rugby franchise $50,000 after a contract was signed by an executive member who did not have the authority to sign it.


Death: the symptoms of dying

How much do many of us actually know about the act of dying? In the first of Health Central’s special focus on death and dying – The Death Series – FIONA CASSIE talks to palliative care specialist Brian Ensor about the symptoms of dying.


Remote radiology service offers treatment for waiting lists (sponsored article)

SPONSORED ARTICLE A virtual radiology service being set up by SEQURE Health could double the capacity of District Health Boards to read X-rays, CT Scans,...