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Patient not told bone graft would be from dead person

Two orthopaedic surgeons and Auckland District Health Board were found to be in breach of the Consumers Rights Code for failing to inform a patient he would be receiving a bone graft from a dead person.

DHB releases details of adverse and mental health death events

Sixteen people died as a result of unintended, unexpected or unplanned events and mental health-related incidents in the Bay of Plenty District Health Board area in the latest reporting period.

Govt under-funding blamed for crisis service cut

The loss of a youth mental health service in the Nelson Marlborough region's been put down to Government under-funding.

Cancer patients wait up to 12 weeks for urgent treatment

Alarming figures show every month dozens of cancer sufferers around the country are waiting more than two months to start potentially life-saving treatment.

DHB executives spend millions on ‘extravagant’ travel for work

Senior health executives are globe-trotting to exotic destinations on taxpayer money, spending millions of dollars on travel, food, meetings and hotels in three years.

Wellington DHBs to have single CEO

Wellington’s two district health boards have voted to have a single chief executive as well as a single chair.

Northland District Health Board underfunded by almost $30m – CEO

Northland District Health Board is holding back its annual report to the Government as chief executive Nick Chamberlain battles a financial crisis amounting to a $7.5 million deficit this year after underfunding of almost $30m over three.

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.

Hawke’s Bay DHB new integrated renal service will aid patient care

A dawn service to mark the official opening of Hawke's Bay DHB's new outpatient clinic space for renal services was held this morning, marking the final stage of a project that started in 2009.

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.

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