A cash-strapped district health board is considering using robots to replace staff and making GPs triage patients at medical centres in a desperate effort to claw back savings.
The Otago Daily Times reports Southern DHB's decided not to go ahead with a recommendation to issue helmets to mental health staff following assaults on nurses.
From today all South Island district health boards will be using the same HealthOne electronic health records system.
A "world-leading" technique is now being used by a handful of District Health Boards to treat stroke patients.
JUDE BARBACK talks to Julie Haggie from the Home & Community Health Association about what the home-based care sector hopes will emerge from the New Zealand Productivity Commission’s inquiry into more effective social services.