Waikato Hospital paid the Chiefs rugby franchise $50,000 after a contract was signed by an executive member who did not have the authority to sign it.
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.
A Kaitaia doctor says people are dying and suffering in the region because of a lack of health funding.
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.
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.
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.
From today all South Island district health boards will be using the same HealthOne electronic health records system.