A second mental health service building in Dunedin, in Union
St, does not meet seismic strength requirements, a report to
the Southern District Health Board's hospitals' advisory
committee today says.
Political parties should reach bipartisan agreement on how
much money will be spent on child health services, a draft
Southern District Health Board submission on the green paper
on vulnerable children says.
The Southern District Health Board has established an
advisory committee to guide planning for changes to how the
elderly receive care.
The Southern District Health Board's financial outlook for
the next six months has slipped, with the board's finance
chief forecasting a $10 million deficit.
A woman whose broken back was misdiagnosed at Dunedin
Hospital's emergency department as abrasions and bruises says
the department must get the extra specialists that doctors
say it needs.
There has been immense improvement in Dunedin Hospital's
emergency department (ED), Mosgiel resident Margaret
The $3.6 million acute mental health ward at Wakari Hospital
opens on Monday, replacing the Dunedin Hospital facility.
The neurosurgery fundraising campaign is a third of the way
to its target, with just over $1 million raised.
The Southern District Health Board has been forced to look
elsewhere for vitreoretinal surgery following the departure
of an eye surgeon.
Workers at Radius Fulton Care Centre in Dunedin voted
yesterday to strike for up to eight hours to protest a 1.72%
pay rise offer.
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