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Auckland DHB tracking $13 million over budget as end of financial year looms

23 May 2019 Hannah Martin - Stuff

Winter pressures, staff shortages and ongoing strike action have led to a $13 million overspend at Auckland District Health Board.

The DHB’s 2018/19 approved financial plan was for a break-even budget, but so far it was already tracking $13m “unfavourable”, the agenda for May’s board meeting, held on Wednesday, showed.

The cost of new collective agreements were a major strain on the DHB’s budget this year.

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