A ''constant obsession'' with deficits at the Southern
District Health Board has created a toxic atmosphere of blame
and stress, departing medical director Dr James Knight says.
Dunedin-based List MP Michael Woodhouse has become Minister
of Police and also Minister of Workplace Relations, and has
retained Immigration in the Government's new Cabinet line-up.
The troubled Southern District Health Board is reaching
crisis point. Health reporter Eileen Goodwin examines its
challenges ahead of the announcement on Monday of the new
An attempt to raise the subject of recent high-level
resignations at the Southern District Health Board was
blocked yesterday by the chairman at a board meeting in
The Southern District Health Board is ''stunned'' by an
article in student magazine Critic, which it says breached
the privacy of patients.
The Southern District Health Board says it is taking steps to
prepare for the ''unlikely event'' of an Ebola outbreak.
Private provider Fertility Associates has been named
preferred provider for the Otago Fertility Service in a joint
South Island service.
Chris McKinlay is looking forward to starting his new role as
principal of Elmgrove School, in Mosgiel.
Frustrated senior doctors need to see beyond their specialty
area and recognise the limits of health funding, Southern
District Health Board chief executive Carole Heatly says.
Mental health service users are upset about a proposal to
shift a central city mental health team to Wakari. The
Southern District Health Board is considering the move to
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