Treasury has identified further savings for the cash-strapped
Southern District Health Board, which is expected to make
''concrete changes'' over the next year, Health Minister Tony
Ryall's letter of approval for the 2012-13 annual plan says.
Dumped home-support provider Presbyterian Support Otago (PSO)
will appeal to the Southern District Health Board at its
meeting next Friday to be reinstated and, if unsuccessful,
will seek a High Court interim injunction.
A delegation of disgruntled Te Rauone residents attended the
Otago Peninsula Community Board meeting yesterday with a
message for the Dunedin City Council - stop the
procrastination and blame around fixing coastal erosion.
University of Otago contract law specialist Prof Rex Ahdar
says criteria used to select home-based support providers
were probably broad enough to protect the Southern District
Health Board from a legal challenge.