DHB bosses and board members cost taxpayers $65 million a year

Taxpayers forked out almost $66 million last year to pay 444 people to run the country's 20 district health boards.

Health Minister to seek answers over Waikato DHB spending

The incoming health minister is seeking answers over Waikato DHB's spending on a multimillion-dollar virtual health strategy, amid new revelations it was presented to and signed off by the board in one month.

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 DHB chairman Bob Simcock won’t resign yet

Waikato District Health Board chairman Bob Simcock should resign to end the embarrassment of the DHB's former chief executive's spending debacle, according to a doctors' union boss.

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.

Hawke’s Bay DHB plunged into $6m deficit after challenging year

The Hawke's Bay DHB has reported a financial deficit of $6.8 million for the 2017/18 year, reflecting what has been described as the most difficult year of the past eight.

Relationships between DHBs and Schools of Nursing

Around the country there is plenty of evidence that relationships between District Health Boards (DHBs) and local schools of nursing are thriving, resulting in benefits for students, graduates, healthcare providers and - ultimately -...

New Zealand’s surgical safety culture continues to improve

A third national survey of district health board (DHB) surgical staff shows that in most instances people work together as a well-coordinated team. The survey was undertaken by the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Safe...

Upswing in DHB health care adverse events due to “increased transparency”

Increased reporting of patients suffering delayed diagnosis and pressure injuries were largely behind an increase in public hospital adverse events, according to statistics released today.

Health minister warned of Mason Clinic ‘service failure’ risk

The Health Minister has been warned of a "service failure" risk at the Mason Clinic and told it will eventually need to double in size - despite thousands of KiwiBuilds going up next door.


Opinion: Hope is the key

In an example of conventional medicine at its worst, a patient of mine recently had her beautiful hope dashed. This inspiring young mum of two...


Psychological support for the wellbeing of Frontline healthcare workers during the...

Sponsored article chnnl (pronounced channel), an app which anonymously tracks employee mental wellbeing, is helping healthcare providers across New Zealand provide psychological support for the...