Eileen Goodwin

Hospital kitchen at risk

Hospital kitchen at risk

Dunedin Hospital's kitchen could be significantly downgraded if the Government decides to outsource the hospital food service to a single provider.

Further job losses loom at SDHB

Further job losses loom at SDHB

Southern District Health Board managers face job losses as the board gears up for the next round of restructuring, senior doctors' union representative Dr John Chambers says.

Getting to grips with challenge

Getting to grips with challenge

The Southern District Health Board's new finance director says it will take up to three months for him to get to grips with how to get the board out of its dire financial state.

Screening warning

History may repeat if New Zealand's cervical cancer screening programme is not properly monitored, and there are signs oversight could be lacking due to public sector cuts, Labour health spokeswoman Annette King says.

SDHB will miss national assessment, surgery targets

The Southern District Health Board will not meet national targets for providing first specialist assessments or timely surgery in its latest set of reports to the Ministry of Health, hospital advisory papers show.

SDHB slammed as doctors attack pay offer

SDHB slammed as doctors attack pay offer

The head of the senior doctors' union has lashed out at a 0.75% pay rise offered by district health boards, saying ''extraordinary claims'' are being used to justify it.

No sign of end to health institutions' major fund clash

A funding wrangle between southern health institutions believed to involve millions of dollars shows no sign of being resolved more than two years after being referred to the Ministry of Health's business unit.

Call to deal with 'waste' of resources

Call to deal with 'waste' of resources

The Southern District Health Board will only get out of its ''awful bind'' if it stops wasting money through inefficiency, and then makes a case for serious investment, intensive care clinical leader Mike Hunter says.

Visits to reopened museum top 140,000

Visits to Toitu Otago Settlers Museum had topped 140,000 since it reopened in December, museum director Linda Wigley told the museum board at its meeting yesterday.

$132,000 to carry out service changes

$132,000 to carry out service changes

Changes to southern home-based services will cost more than $132,000 to implement, Southern District Health Board figures show.