The Dunedin Study will benefit from a powerful MRI machine
installed at a new imaging unit in the city.
An experienced health board chief executive has been seconded
to run the Southern District Health Board for six months.
Southland Hospital physicians have proposed a new medical
assessment unit to deal with increasing demand in the
emergency department of the Invercargill hospital.
A business in India has expressed early interest in providing
the Southern District Health Board's cleaning and orderly
The commissioner team at the Southern District Health Board
is celebrating a better-than-expected deficit figure.
Four cyclists had to take evasive action in Dunedin last
night when an "abusive'' male driver aimed his vehicle at
hammer time for Craig Kenton's "iconic'' collection of 1980s
Having too wide a mix of patients in a hospital ward will
increase the risk of complications, Dunedin Hospital ear,
nose and throat specialist Martyn Fields says.
The rebuild of Dunedin Hospital is an "exciting opportunity''
for changing health services but for now it is "business as
usual'', Southern District Health Board commissioner Kathy
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