The Southern District Health Board needs to provide timely
surgery this month or it could lose incentive funding for
The Southern District Health Board is considering moving
annual financial planning back to a dedicated committee, as
it is "struggling" in this area, chairman Joe Butterfield
Dunedin-based South Link Health Services (SLHS) is
considering building a GP practice serving up to 10,000
people on the Southland Hospital site in Invercargill.
The future shape of GP practices will be quite different as
young doctors are less willing to go the "extra mile" than
their older colleagues, the Southern District Health Board
has been told.
A five-fold rise in notified whooping cough cases this year
is not statistically significant, Public Health South medical
officer of health Dr Marion Poore told a Southern District
Health Board committee yesterday.
Should doctors use more "clinical instinct" to diagnose
patients to reduce the number of scans?
Presbytarian Support Otago has restructured its Family Works
service, resulting in one redundancy.
Otago patients are being offered routine MRI scans in
Invercargill because waiting lists are too long at Dunedin
Hospital, a report to a Southern District Health Board
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