Upswing in DHB health care adverse events due to “increased transparency”

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 dishes out its staff awards

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.

Waikato health board director mysteriously resigns

A key member of former Waikato District Health Board chief executive Dr Nigel Murray's inner circle has resigned, effective immediately.

Dunne Speaks: Do We Still Need 20 DHBs?

Do we really still need 20 autonomous DHBs, all mini-national health systems, in a country the size of medium sized city state, and in an age where technological innovation is rapidly simplifying the need for complex structures?

DHB boss spent half the year travelling on taxpayers

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.

Nurses in social media express disappointment to anger at DHBs’ pay offer

Nurses have taken to social media to express frustration at the 20 District Health Boards’ ‘six per cent over three years’ pay offer which goes to a vote starting Wednesday.

Northland DHB forum providing expert help to school and families

Whangarei agencies are working with schools and families after suspected suicides by two teenagers.

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.
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