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Statement by Dave Macpherson regarding Board Chair

Sunday, 5 November 2017, 6:20 pm | Dave Macpherson

Statement by Waikato DHB elected member Dave Macpherson regarding Board Chair's position There have been a number of public calls in recent days for the resignation of Waikato DHB Board Chair Bob Simcock, arising out of the $218,000 expenses claimed ... More >>

Open letter to Waikato DHB Member to Chair

Monday, 9 October 2017, 4:03 pm | Dave Macpherson

Dear Bob I am concerned at your reported comments in the media – particularly those in the Waikato Times - where you are reported to have stated that you “have the full confidence of the Board”, in relation to the issues arising from the CEO’s ... More >>

Dave Macpherson Asks Why Waikato DHB Board Not Informed

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 8:49 am | Dave Macpherson

Elected Waikato DHB Board member questions why Board not advised of death of baby after delayed C-section at Waikato Hospital More >>

DHB Deficit Is Real & Cannot All Be 'Saved Away'

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 8:56 am | Dave Macpherson

A Waikato DHB member has criticised his DHB’s Chair and the Minister of Health for claiming in media interviews that Waikato DHB will be returning a ‘break-even’ budget for the 2017/8 year. More >>

Heavy-handed orders to DHBs rejected by DHB member

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 10:46 am | Dave Macpherson

An elected member of the Waikato DHB has sharply criticised a Ministry of Health instruction to DHBs for them NOT to ensure pay equity increases are provided for mental health workers in their areas. More >>

Supreme Court gives big tick to dangerous DHB policy

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 8:59 pm | Dave Macpherson

Supreme Court decision supporting Waitemata DHB ban on smoking areas in ‘secure’ mental health units called “stupid” by father of Waikato DHB patient whose death arose from the policy Wednesday’s Supreme Court decision supporting the Waitemata ... More >>

Request for change to non-smoking rule for DHB mental health

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 11:57 am | Dave Macpherson

Waikato DHB elected member Dave Macpherson is to ask the DHB Board meeting tomorrow to consider changing its rigid non-smoking policy at Waikato Hospital's Henry Bennett mental health facility. More >>

Smoking policy in DHB mental health units

Friday, 12 May 2017, 10:53 am | Dave Macpherson

Dear Minister – you will be aware of the recent death of a young Palmerston North woman who was given leave from that Hospital’s Mental Health Unit to ‘go outside for a smoke’, due to the policy of all DHB’s to ban smoking on their precincts, ... More >>

Bittersweet election result for Nicky Stevens' father

Sunday, 9 October 2016, 9:43 pm | Dave Macpherson

The father of Nicky Stevens, a patient of Waikato DHB’s Henry Bennett Centre who died while in the DHB’s care in March last year, was today elected to the Waikato District Health Board. More >>

Big jump in water costs if meters introduced

Friday, 2 September 2016, 1:17 pm | Dave Macpherson

A comparison of the average Hamilton City residential rates and the water charges and rates of an Auckland residential property show that water and wastewater costs form a far higher proportion of total rates in Auckland than they currently do in ... More >>

Nicky Stevens' father to stand for DHB

Friday, 5 August 2016, 4:02 pm | Dave Macpherson

The father of Nicky Stevens, the young man who died in 2015 while in the care of Waikato DHB's Henry Bennett Centre, is to stand for a seat on the Board of the DHB in the upcoming local body elections. More >>

Complaints over Nicky Stevens case upheld by IPCA

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 10:20 am | Dave Macpherson

For over two days in March last year, no Police search took place for missing Hamilton man, Nicky Stevens, a patient under compulsory care of the Waikato DHB. More >>

Suicide prevention claims not yet born out by reality

Monday, 5 October 2015, 10:18 am | Dave Macpherson

“Fine words, a nice PR campaign, but where’s the changes, and where’s the action?” was the response from the family of Nicky Stevens to yesterday’s Ministerial statement on mental health issues. More >>

National Families Forum on Suicide & Mental Health issues

Thursday, 17 September 2015, 4:55 pm | Dave Macpherson

Over 100 people with family and whanau connections to suicide victims are attending a one-day forum in Hamilton next week on 'Hearing the voice of families' in cases where suicide and mental illness are issues. More >>

Health Minister Believes in Tooth Fairy

Thursday, 10 September 2015, 8:41 am | Dave Macpherson

Health Minister Believes in Tooth Fairy, Santa Claus & the Easter Bunny - he must do, as he's claimed today that every DHB has a 'Suicide Prevention Plan' in place More >>

Fraudulent 'Psychiatrist' Found Working for Waikato Dhb

Sunday, 26 July 2015, 10:39 am | Dave Macpherson

In a news release timed to be well-hidden on Saturday evening, Waikato DHB has announced that a person who was employed by the DHB as a consultant Psychiatrist has been charged with fraudulently using a false identity to work for the DHB’s Mental Health & ... More >>

Nicky Stevens' Family Meeting with DHB Bosses

Thursday, 16 July 2015, 6:57 am | Dave Macpherson

Nicky Stevens' Family Meeting with Dhb Bosses, Request for DHB enquiry into his death to be resumed More >>

DHB records of Nicky Stevens' treatment go 'missing'

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 11:39 am | Dave Macpherson

Nicky Stevens’ family is devastated and angry to find out today from Waikato DHB management that crucial patient records for Nicky have disappeared from the Henry Bennett Centre at Waikato Hospital. More >>

Family of Nicky Stevens make complaint to the Police

Friday, 24 April 2015, 11:41 am | Dave Macpherson

The family of Nicky Stevens have decided to make formal statements to Police about the negligence of Waikato DHB's Henry Bennett Centre in caring for their son and brother. More >>

DHB refuses legal funding for Nicky Stevens’ family

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 4:50 pm | Dave Macpherson

The Waikato DHB Board today turned down a request by the family of deceased patient Nicky Stevens for funding to cover the legal costs faced in an upcoming Coroner’s inquest and other legal processes. More >>



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