The Southern District Health Board has refused to release a
document outlining a restructuring it shelved after having
Southern District Health Board chief executive Carole Heatly
spent nearly $16,000 on travel, accommodation, and meals in
the first half of this year.
The senior doctors' union is opposing proposed labour law
changes it fears could create a more fractious industrial
The Ministry of Health is reviewing a report arguing
Dunedin's gastroenterology facility must be urgently
The changing relationship between hospitals and general
practice helped convince Branko Sijnja to stand again for
Southern District Health Board election.
Alcohol poisoning rates in the South have risen an average of
10% annually for the past five years, a new Southern District
Health Board alcohol report says.
Southern emergency department data shows some patients are
less likely to be seen by a doctor on time than those with
A High Court decision clears the last hurdle to banning
smoking in mental health wards, and a Southern Dstrict Health
Board member is wrong to suggest otherwise, mental health
consultant Graham Roper says.
Flu-like illness is less than half as prevalent as it was
this time last year, and the Southern region is even lower
than the average.
A care pathway for dying patients to be phased out in England
is widely used in New Zealand.
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