Over 19 percent of hospital assets are in poor or very poor condition, according to a Treasury report. The problem is most acute in the South Island, Thomas Coughlan reports.
The DHB funding blunder will not go away, with fresh details raising questions about a rogue Ministry and when exactly the Government knew something was wrong. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
The Government knew about a blunder that saw DHBs allocated incorrect funding the day before the Budget, but released statements boasting about the individual cash injections anyway.
New Zealand’s population is booming and our health services are racing to keep up. With “efficiency expectations” at new highs, are DHBs getting too close to the bone when finding fat to trim?