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Undervalued skills revealed by DHB pay equity interviews

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.

Underfunded hearing aid scheme highlights health sector inequality

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...

Healthy reduction in Northland DHB carbon footprint

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

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.

New chief for Whanganui health board

Healthcare of New Zealand, healthcare rehabilitation group manager Russell Simpson has been appointed Whanganui District Health Board's (WDHB) new chief executive, WDHB board chair Dot McKinnon announced on Thursday.

Letters reveal tensions at DHB

Southern CEO blames doctors for failing to meet targets because they're promising too many operations

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.

Waikato DHB chief executive to resign over expenses

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

Supreme Court backs DHB’s smoking ban

A health board's smoke-free policy has been unanimously backed by the Supreme Court after it was challenged by a patient, the New Zealand Herald reports.

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.

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