The Dunedin physio pool's future hangs in the balance because
of a ‘"quagmire of bureaucracy and butt-covering'', Dunedin
North MP David Clark says.
An 11-month gap in holding legally mandated public meetings
at Southern District Health Board was because the
commissioner's focus was on other matters, Health Minister
Jonathan Coleman's office says.
The cost of dealing with asbestos at Dunedin Hospital has
shot up to $2.3million. The figure was disclosed at a
Southern District Health Board committee meeting in Dunedin
Residents at a Dunedin aged-care home are celebrating after
saving their local postbox from closure.
The commissioner team running Southern District Health Board
has been publicly challenged about decisions it is taking at
the embattled board.
Public finance initiatives (PFIs) became notorious in Britain
after the country ran up a mountain of infrastructure debt to
private lenders on unfavourable terms.
Pharmac is good at getting bargain prices from suppliers, but
that is creating a "fragile'' supply chain, a Palmerston
pharmacist frustrated by ongoing medicine shortages says.
After the release of hundreds of heavily redacted pages of
the Compass Group-DHB food contract, the public is none the
wiser about whether it got a good deal, Dunedin South MP
Clare Curran says.
District health board bosses were grilled in Wellington
yesterday on the need to make up their minds whether to join
the Compass Group food contract.
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