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Te reo Māori names gifted to hospital units

Palmerston North Hospital’s children, maternity and women’s clinics have been gifted te reo Māori names, with the new signs unveiled in a Matariki celebration. Visitors will now be guided by the names gifted to the...

SmartHealth uptake low as HealthTap contract renewal begins

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.

New chief took $50,000 less than offered

The interim chief executive at Waikato District Health Board took $50,000 less in salary than he was offered because he says it was the right thing to do.

Northland DHB lobbying for meningococcal vaccination programme for ‘some months’

Northland DHB has been pushing for a vaccination programme against a deadly strain of meningococcal disease for "some months", according to an internal memo from chief executive Nick Chamberlain.

Healthy reduction in Northland DHB carbon footprint

One of Northland's biggest organisations reduced its carbon footprint by 7 per cent last year.

Revealed: more patients left off surgical waiting lists

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.

DHBs still waiting for annual plans to be signed off

With only four months left in the current financial year, just 12 of the country's 20 district health boards have had their financial plans signed off by Health Minister David Clark.

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.

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.

Waikato Hospital pays $1.4m to overhaul surgery and curb $25m spent outsourcing

The death of a baby and lobbying by doctors have led to a $1.4 million project at Waikato Hospital to overhaul its surgical services and reduce the $25m worth of planned surgeries outsourced each year.
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