After-hours doctors for the failed SmartHealth app cost Waikato District Health Board almost $670,000 in less than one year.
Former speaker of the house Margaret Wilson has been selected by the Government to chair an independent panel hoping to break the pay talks stalemate between nurses and district health boards.
The Health Minister is ‘pleased and encouraged’ that the nurses’ union has given a green light for the Prime Minister’s pay impasse proposal. But a strike ballot is still due to start next week.
An outbreak of measles has spread across the South Island with five confirmed cases.
The Court of Appeal has rejected a DHB appeal so Timaru anaesthetic technicians will now be paid the minimum wage while on-call duty.
Dr Keith Buswell – the self-effacing leader of an innovative Te Kuiti general practice offering both primary and hospital level services – has won this year’s major rural health award.
A controversial virtual health app that failed to attract enough users and drew consults for penis enlargements has been canned, with critics slamming it as a waste of $18.8 million of taxpayer money.