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Bay of Plenty DHB promises change of culture in mental health and addiction services after 'very negative' staff report

August 28 2018 by NZ Herald

A damning internal report into mental health and addiction services in the Bay of Plenty has led the DHB to commit to changing the "low-trust, punitive workplace culture".

Around 150 staff in Tauranga and Whakatane were interviewed for 300 hours over 12 weeks by a consultant commissioned by the District Health Board in October last year.

The DHB refused to release the full report but a summary reveals the majority of staff gave "very negative" or "negative" ratings for their workplace.

Of the 70 nurses interviewed, none gave a "positive" rating and just 10 were neutral. The rest were "negative" or "very negative".

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