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.
Travel expenses for Waikato District Health Board's executive managers will now be reported to the board each month after the scandal involving unauthorised spending by former chief executive Dr Nigel Murray.
Ian Powell argues that the major health system review currently underway should not be creating “mammoth” DHBs but instead encouraging clinically-led networking between community health and hospitals – locally, regionally and nationally.
The ministry is using population figures from the 2013 Census to work out funding for the cash-strapped DHBs because 2018 Census data is not yet available.
Southern District Health Board has come under fire over its resistance to a potential Ronald McDonald House in Dunedin.
Auckland District Health Board has discovered more people were mistakenly left off waiting lists - adding to a group that includes children as young as six.
The district health board chief executive being investigated for unexplained spending has resigned.