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.

Ward isolated after influenza cases expected to reopen tomorrow

A Tauranga Hospital ward currently closed to new patients after eight people were diagnosed with influenza is expected to reopen tomorrow.

Influenza cases close Tauranga Hospital ward to new admissions

A Tauranga Hospital ward was closed to new admissions yesterday after eight people had been diagnosed with influenza.


Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – You are not a number

As we embrace the New Year, Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says we should be celebrating our uniqueness and aim for a one-size-does-not-fit-all approach to your health.


Sponsored: Volunteers tackle diabetes in Papua New Guinea

Working with local health providers, Volunteer Service Abroad is tackling diabetes in Papua New Guinea.