Board members were gagged from speaking about the Southern
District Health Board's funding shortfall, sacked board
member Neville Cook says.
Richard Thomson was considered for the role of chairman of
the embattled Southern District Health Board, papers released
under the Official Information Act show.
The aged care gender pay case may be about to take a major
turn, as the Government wants to settle out of court.
Two cases of whooping cough have been confirmed on the
Taieri, in Mosgiel and Outram, Public Health South confirmed
Research commissioned by the Labour Party claims health
funding has been ''slashed'' by $1.7 billion since 2010.
The Southern District Health Board says it is still pondering
whether to change the name of the Isis Centre, in Dunedin,
five months after it said it was considering the matter.
''Temporary additional funding'' for the West Coast District
Health Board, recognising its special characteristics, has
been in place for longer than intended, the Ministry of
''Shocking'' new figures showing
per-person district health board income throughout New
Zealand should prompt a rethink of health funding, Dunedin
North MP Dr David Clark says.
Gaining more transparency around the health funding formula
is ''crucial'' for determining whether the South is starved
of health funds, University of Otago health system authority
Prof Robin Gauld says.
A leading critic of the health sector says removing the
''veneer of democracy'' from district health boards might not
be a bad idea.
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