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.

Northland District Health Board underfunded by almost $30m – CEO

Northland District Health Board is holding back its annual report to the Government as chief executive Nick Chamberlain battles a financial crisis amounting to a $7.5 million deficit this year after underfunding of almost $30m over three.

Northland doctor: people are dying from lack of funding

A Kaitaia doctor says people are dying and suffering in the region because of a lack of health funding.

Board member calls for New Zealand’s district health boards to be reduced by half

New Zealand has too many district health boards and they should be cut by half to free up desperately needed health dollars, says one board member.

Govt under-funding blamed for crisis service cut

The loss of a youth mental health service in the Nelson Marlborough region's been put down to Government under-funding.

Call for more help services in the home

This Gisborne Herald article discusses the need for better access to community services to support older people in their homes.

GPs to triage patients, robots to replace staff in Waikato DHB deficit savings plan

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.

Helmets not required for mental health nurses says Southern DHB

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.

All South Island DHBs sharing electronic health records

From today all South Island district health boards will be using the same HealthOne electronic health records system.
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THE DEATH SERIES

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.

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Remote radiology service offers treatment for waiting lists

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