Eileen Goodwin

Health finance jobs could go north

Health finance jobs could go north

Auckland will get the lion's share of health finance jobs to be removed from Southern District Health Board under a cost-cutting proposal.

ED specialist, ex-midwife in cut

ED specialist, ex-midwife in cut

A Dunedin Hospital emergency department specialist and a former midwife are the new faces on the Southern District Health Board.

GP laments liaison role still unfilled

GP laments liaison role still unfilled

A communication void exists between the Southern District Health Board and GPs because a key liaison role remains unfilled, a Dunedin GP says.

Developing regions Labour aim

Developing regions Labour aim

Regional centres such as Dunedin are suffering, and Labour is taking their plight seriously and will revitalise them, Labour leader and regional development spokesman David Cunliffe says.

Screening advice 'meaningless'

A union wanting to know why the Southern District Health Board is trying to opt out of its breast-screening contract says it finally got hold of a crucial letter, but it was so heavily censored it was ''meaningless''.

Financial pressure blamed

Financial pressure blamed

Financial pressure on the Southern District Health Board is affecting its ability to buy equipment, the board's 2013-14 annual plan says.

Board mulls action on prescribing

A GP member of the Southern District Health Board is pushing for action to stem pharmaceutical prescribing in the wake of a $1.3 million over-spend in the first two months of the year.

Call to save murals

Call to save murals

Murals that have brightened the visits of countless children to Dunedin Hospital's inpatient paediatric ward face an uncertain future.

Ministry to help Ashburn Clinic

The Ministry of Health will work with Ashburn Clinic, in Dunedin, to find a solution to the private psychiatric hospital's funding issues, the ministry said after a meeting with clinic representatives.

SDHB to consider recommendation

SDHB to consider recommendation

The Southern District Health Board has agreed to consider the Ombudsman's view that it should consult the public before controversial decisions, but it was difficult to ''second guess'' the circumstances when that would be required, chairman Joe Butterfield told board members this week.