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".