Eileen Goodwin

'Encouraged to remain silent' on deficit

'Encouraged to remain silent' on deficit

Board members were gagged from speaking about the Southern District Health Board's funding shortfall, sacked board member Neville Cook says.

Thomson was considered for chairman's role

Thomson was considered for chairman's role

Richard Thomson was considered for the role of chairman of the embattled Southern District Health Board, papers released under the Official Information Act show.

Likely to settle out of court

Likely to settle out of court

The aged care gender pay case may be about to take a major turn, as the Government wants to settle out of court.

Whooping cough cases

Two cases of whooping cough have been confirmed on the Taieri, in Mosgiel and Outram, Public Health South confirmed yesterday.

Health funding slashed $1.7b: Labour

Research commissioned by the Labour Party claims health funding has been ''slashed'' by $1.7 billion since 2010.

Isis centre changes on cards

Isis centre changes on cards

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.

West Coast has funding boost

''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 Health says.

'Shocking' figures highlight health board problem

'Shocking' figures highlight health board problem

''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.

'Starving of far South' raised as possibility

'Starving of far South' raised as possibility

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.

DHB representatives need freedom: critic

DHB representatives need freedom: critic

A leading critic of the health sector says removing the ''veneer of democracy'' from district health boards might not be a bad idea.