Waikato District Health Board to launch a review on SmartHealth app

The new boss at the Waikato District Health Board is to launch a review of the controversial SmartHealth app which cost the health board millions and failed to attract the targeted number of users.

Profile: Bay of Plenty District Health Board chief executive Helen Mason

If you think all CEOs are the same, you haven't met the one with a penchant for pythons.

Health bosses reject offer of a Ronald McDonald House due to fast food link

Counties Manukau Health has dropped plans for a Ronald McDonald House for families of Middlemore Hospital patients after its public health specialists reportedly opposed links with the fast food giant.

Promising results for Whanau Pakari kids’ obesity programme

A programme tailored for obese kids has yielded some promising results, with children reporting better physical and emotional health after just a year.

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.

Three staff raised concerns at Waikato DHB chief executive Nigel Murray’s spending

Three senior managers at Waikato District Health Board raised concerns about the chief executive's spending before he resigned.

Southern DHB to launch review after disappearance of patient Gordon McLean

A full review is to be launched into how a "frail" man was able to leave the rehabilitation unit at a Dunedin hospital and go missing this week, the district health board says.

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.

Health board chairman who hired chief executive ‘should stand down’ down

The chairman of Waikato District Health Board, who employed Dr Nigel Murray as chief executive, has been called on to stand down.

Waikato DHB chief executive to resign over expenses

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


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