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.
A programme tailored for obese kids has yielded some promising results, with children reporting better physical and emotional health after just a year.
Taxpayers forked out almost $66 million last year to pay 444 people to run the country's 20 district health boards.
An orthopaedic surgeon who was trained overseas was hired by Waikato District Health Board despite referees alluding to communication difficulties and noting concerns regarding demeanour and personality.
Nearly 100 DHB clerical workers have been interviewed about what their job really entails as the DHBs and unions progress the first of four pay equity claims currently underway.
New Zealand has too many district health boards and they should be cut by half to free up desperately needed health dollars, says one board member.
A virtual health app launched by Waikato District Health Board in May last year, has attracted only 853 video consultations in 18 months, roughly 10 a week.
Parents who received free after-hours medical care for their children are now having to pay up to $61 at two Auckland clinics following funding cuts from district health boards.
The Ministry of Health’s Hearing Aid Funding Scheme (HAFS) is meant to supply fully funded hearing aids for people with long-term hearing loss, hearing loss combined with another communication disability or low income. However, Mr...