Hawke’s Bay DHB new integrated renal service will aid patient care

A dawn service to mark the official opening of Hawke's Bay DHB's new outpatient clinic space for renal services was held this morning, marking the final stage of a project that started in 2009.

Health Minister to seek answers over Waikato DHB spending

The incoming health minister is seeking answers over Waikato DHB's spending on a multimillion-dollar virtual health strategy, amid new revelations it was presented to and signed off by the board in one month.

Health groups want to block Ronald McDonald House at Dunedin Hospital

A public health group wants the Southern District Health Board to block Ronald McDonald House from setting up in the new Dunedin Hospital.

Waikato District Health Board to launch a review on SmartHealth app

The new boss at the Waikato District Health Board is to launch a review of the controversial SmartHealth app which cost the health board millions and failed to attract the targeted number of users.

Profile: Bay of Plenty District Health Board chief executive Helen Mason

If you think all CEOs are the same, you haven't met the one with a penchant for pythons.

Health bosses reject offer of a Ronald McDonald House due to fast food link

Counties Manukau Health has dropped plans for a Ronald McDonald House for families of Middlemore Hospital patients after its public health specialists reportedly opposed links with the fast food giant.

Promising results for Whanau Pakari kids’ obesity programme

A programme tailored for obese kids has yielded some promising results, with children reporting better physical and emotional health after just a year.

Waikato Hospital pays $1.4m to overhaul surgery and curb $25m spent outsourcing

The death of a baby and lobbying by doctors have led to a $1.4 million project at Waikato Hospital to overhaul its surgical services and reduce the $25m worth of planned surgeries outsourced each year.

Three staff raised concerns at Waikato DHB chief executive Nigel Murray’s spending

Three senior managers at Waikato District Health Board raised concerns about the chief executive's spending before he resigned.

Southern DHB to launch review after disappearance of patient Gordon McLean

A full review is to be launched into how a "frail" man was able to leave the rehabilitation unit at a Dunedin hospital and go missing this week, the district health board says.


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.