Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Advertisement
Advertisement

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.

Northland doctor: people are dying from lack of funding

A Kaitaia doctor says people are dying and suffering in the region because of a lack of health funding.

Board member calls for New Zealand’s district health boards to be reduced by half

New Zealand has too many district health boards and they should be cut by half to free up desperately needed health dollars, says one board member.

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.

GPs to triage patients, robots to replace staff in Waikato DHB deficit savings plan

A cash-strapped district health board is considering using robots to replace staff and making GPs triage patients at medical centres in a desperate effort to claw back savings.

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.

All South Island DHBs sharing electronic health records

From today all South Island district health boards will be using the same HealthOne electronic health records system.

Nurses’ union “alarmed” by DHB CEO resignation

The resignation of Capital & Coast DHB's chief executive has "alarmed" nurse' union NZNO who fear underfunding is behind her decision.

DHB nurses to pursue pay equity

The nursing union NZNO has tabled its intent to pursue a pay equity claim for district health board nurses.

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.

DR WELLNESS

More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.

SPONSORED ARTICLES

“There for me every step of the way”

“Lucky” is not an adjective many people would choose after going through what Barbara Bew experienced.  Yet despite enduring a terrifying domestic assault after...
X