The group that will plan the rebuild of the clinical services
building at Dunedin Hospital is in the final stages of
approval, it has been confirmed.
The Southern District Health Board may be given its marching
orders and a commissioner installed to sort out its problems.
A children's welfare organisation with links to Central Otago
has emerged as the main provider to take over from
The Health Minister is considering installing a commissioner
to sort out the financially-troubled Southern District Health
The cash-strapped Southern District Health Board has been
billed for its share of the kitchen outsourcing ''business
case'' - $275,000 - but is not sure where to put the bill in
The dementia unit at Radius Fulton in Hillside Rd will be
closed until further notice because of flood damage, Radius
Care managing director Brien Cree says.
The flooding in Dunedin on Wednesday was not caused by
climate change, a University of Otago climatologist says.
When Russell Garbutt moved a motion of no confidence in
Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman at a crowded public
meeting, he did not expect the minister to pick up the phone
Inspirational figures, including Winston Churchill, were
invoked in a motivational-style talk to Southern District
Health Board members yesterday as they grapple with community
distress over health cuts.
Medical physicists are continuing their industrial action in
Dunedin, while a union representative says the ''phone seems
off the hook in DHB world''.
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