A Southern District Health Board proposal to set up a Maori
health "directorate" is an example of a "management fad" for
reorganising staff, a Dunedin union organiser says.
A mental-health first-aid programme launched this week is a
New Zealand first, its Dunedin developer says.
Spud lovers can relax.
Embrace the "messiness of life" and drop "arbitrary" health
targets, a healthcare improvement expert from the United
States told clinicians, managers, and board members at
Dunedin Hospital yesterday.
Pact care workers will take industrial action this month to
protest a 1% wage offer.
The Health and Disability Commissioner yesterday started a
"formal investigation" into the use of ketamine for treating
mental-health patients at Dunedin Hospital.
The Southern District Health Board's exposure to the
multimillion-dollar sleepover settlement is "potentially
significant", finance and funding general manager Robert
Mackway-Jones told board members on Thursday.
More weight-loss operations are being carried out in the
South, and now for the first time at both Southland Hospital
and Dunedin Hospital.
Is there any point holding district health board meetings
outside Dunedin or Invercargill?
Whether the expense of holding meetings in other centres was
worth it was considered by Southern District Health Board
members considering their 2012 meetings schedule yesterday.
They deal with seizures, have been physically attacked, and
say they would love to see a politician do their job for a
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