Health

Health Minister considers Commissioner for Waikato DHB

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Health Minister Dr David Clark has informed Waikato DHB Board that he is seriously dissatisfied with their performance and is considering the appointment of a Commissioner to replace Board members.
The Board has two weeks (until 3 May) to formally respond before a final decision will be made, taking into account all feedback provided. This is an important…

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Midwifery workforce accord welcomed

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Health Minister David Clark has congratulated the midwives’ unions, DHBs, and the Ministry of Health for agreeing a joint accord to help ensure safe and sustainable staffing levels in our public hospitals.
Agreement of the accord follows DHB midwives’ vote to accept a new Multi-Employer Collective Agreement on Friday. “The Government is committed to making sure that staffing…

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