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.

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.

DHB’s left in the dark with no funding signal ahead of the budget

The Opposition is accusing the Labour Party of over-promising, as District Health Boards wait for direction on changes of funding.

Bay of Plenty DHB promises change of culture in mental health and addiction services...

Bay of Plenty DHB promises overhaul of mental health and addiction services team after interviews with 150 staff find most rated workplace 'negative' or 'very negative'.

DHB funding falls short by $300 million – Expert

Excessive wait times and extreme pressures on emergency services will continue as the Government's budget for District Health Boards falls short by $300 million.

Health board warns of approaching Legionnaires season

The Canterbury District Health Board's urging gardeners to take care, as Legionnaires season approaches the Garden City.

Waikato health board director mysteriously resigns

A key member of former Waikato District Health Board chief executive Dr Nigel Murray's inner circle has resigned, effective immediately.

New Auckland DHB chairs announced

Health Minister Dr David Clark has announced new chairs who will lead Auckland's three District Health Boards on Sunday.

DHB patient adverse event reporting keep tracking upwards

The number of adverse events – including falls and pressure injuries – reported by our public hospitals have risen from 542 last year to 631 with the Health Quality & Safety Commission saying the ongoing increase reflects improved reporting.

Hip fracture report: hospital treatment improving but delays remain

The Australia and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry (ANZHFR) has released a report today showing 75 percent of patients in New Zealand receive a nerve block injection to help manage pain after a hip...


Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Health pregnancy optimisation tips (for you,...

Whilst pregnancy is an exciting time for most, it does take some planning to keep both you and baby well. Ideally you would see...

Opinion: Hope is the key


How intergenerational shifts are impacting healthcare organisations

Sponsored article As younger and more digitally adept physicians and healthcare professionals continue to enter the workforce, older norms are being challenged and digital-driven processes...