Dave Macpherson - Latest News [Page 2]

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 >>

Hamilton Job Losses should be fought against

Thursday, 15 August 2013, 9:07 am | Dave Macpherson

The announcement two weeks ago by AgResearch of a restructuring proposal which will lead to 180 science-related jobs being lost from Hamilton's Ruakura campus has bought deafening silence from the leaders of the city. More >>