Iwi leader continues to call out TDHB CEO

Taranaki DHB CEO Rosemary Clement has gone the wrong way about proposing to manage after hours in South Taranaki and shows she has absolutely no understanding of the district’s unique health needs, says Debbie Ngarewa-Packer, Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Ruanui Trust kaiarataki. “This is a manager who in May 2018 rejected an offer by Ngāti... Continue Reading →

The facts are clear, says TDHB

Taranaki DHB says the facts are very clear; • For a long time, a significant number of people have used Hawera ED for their non urgent healthcare needs rather than using their general practice (GP). Currently 64% of people come to ED with non urgent issues. • By non urgent we mean coughs, colds, ear... Continue Reading →

Hawera Emergency Department Doors Could Be Closed

Taranaki District Health Board are again attempting to cut services in Hawera to mitigate their latest deficit of $28 million. TDHB are plotting to close the Hawera Hospital emergency department doors to everyone who doesn’t arrive in an ambulance and isn’t referred by a GP. “They’re asking Health Providers to carry it for them- TDHB... Continue Reading →

Changes to come following TDHB’s $23m deficit

The financial year for Taranaki District Health Board has closed with one of its worst deficits in recent history. In an emailed statement to Stuff reporter Stephanie Ockhuysen, Taranaki District Health Board Chief financial officer George Thomas said the deficit was down to an increase in staff wages, higher than expected ED presentations, treatment of... Continue Reading →

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