Media release from Health Benefits Limited
District health boards (DHBs) are working together on a national Finance, Procurement and Supply Chain programme to combine their purchasing power. This programme is expected to save half a billion dollars over the next 10 years, with all the savings being reinvested back into supporting frontline health services.
DHBs are today starting consultation with staff on the programme. The programme, which will rollout out over two years, proposes 146 fulltime supply chain positions will be retained on site within DHBs, and 280 finance, procurement and supply chain positions will be spread across regional centres such as Christchurch, Wellington, Palmerston North and Auckland – with a net reduction of 13 full time positions, out of 439 affected positions across all DHBs.
“Every year DHBs spend about $1.3 billion buying goods and services, ranging from cotton-wool buds through to hospital beds,” says HBL chief executive Nigel Wilkinson. … Keep Reading…
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