Eileen Goodwin

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.

$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.

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.

Southern health services rate well

Southern health services rate well

Otago and Southland rate highly in a national ranking of the safest places to be if you need healthcare.

SDHB initiative patient-focused

Patient safety will be the first focus of a Southern District Health Board project that aims to cut costs while improving services.

$17,156 costs for manager

$17,156 costs for manager

The Southern District Health Board has released figures showing $17,156 of expenses relating to the first six months of the secondment of a senior Wellington health manager to assist the southern board's surgical department.

Retiring GP felt privileged to serve

Retiring GP felt privileged to serve

Thirty-nine years as a Musselburgh GP has come to a close for Dr Ian Macbeth.

'Terrified' patient would die

'Terrified' patient would die

The new head of Dunedin Hospital's emergency department (ED) says a lack of adequate staff over the past couple of years left her ''terrified'' at times that a patient would die.