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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 chief executive to resign over expenses

The district health board chief executive being investigated for unexplained spending has resigned.

Lakes District Health Board dishes out its staff awards

Lakes District Health Board anaesthetist Dr Cambell Bennett has won the Ross Bohm Clinical Quality Initiative Award for a senior medical officer at the Lakes DHB Quality and Staff Awards.

Auckland DHB surgeons demand change as big gaps in cancer care found

Surgeons have demanded an urgent "sea change" at one of the country's largest health boards and accused management of recklessness.

Lakes DHB makes changes after 11 deaths among adverse events in a year

Eleven people died in the Lakes District Health Board area in 2017/2018 as a result of shortfalls and system errors, prompting the DHB to make a range of improvements.

Health Ministry’s new Health Infrastructure Unit on its way

Karl Wilkinson has been appointed to the role of Director of Health Infrastructure within the Health Infrastructure Unit. Helene Carbonatto has also been appointed as acting Group Manager, Capital Investment Management. “I’m very pleased that...

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.

Northland health boss claims almost $120k in expenses in three years

Northland District Health Board CEO Nick Chamberlain has spent $119,487 of taxpayers' money on travel, training and meetings in three years - the third highest of all 20 DHB bosses.

Teddy bears will help Hawke’s Bay children understand surgery

Only a select few are allowed into the theatre during surgery. But at Royston Hospital teddy bears are on that list.

Derek Wright leaving role at Waikato District Health Board

Interim chief executive Derek Wright today sent an email to all staff informing them he will be leaving the DHB at the end of April after a 19-month stint in the role.
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