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.
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?
A total of 542 adverse events were reported by district health boards in the last year.
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.
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 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.
A key member of former Waikato District Health Board chief executive Dr Nigel Murray's inner circle has resigned, effective immediately.
The Waikato District Health Board chief executive quit after serious concerns were raised about his personal spending of public money. The question now is how did it go on for so long, writes Natalie Akoorie.