A partner at accounting firm Deloitte New Zealand has been
brought into the Southern District Health Board as a
temporary chief finance officer.
The financially failed Southern District Health Board spent
more than $486,800 on a consultancy firm it contracted to
give ''expert advice'' on its plight.
A bowel cancer screening authority is urging a rethink of the
method used to detect the deadly disease when a nationwide
screening programme is introduced.
Southern District Health Board commissioner Kathy Grant says
key financial data is being supplied to the Ministry of
Health - but there is no reason to release it to the public
Southern District Health Board doctors are unhappy about the
recruitment process for a new chief medical officer, and many
believe the process has been ''constructed'' to ensure a
The Office of the Ombudsman is considering three complaints
about official reluctance to release information about the
Southern District Health Board's plight.
''Huge'' compliance costs are a factor in the decision to
close Maranatha Rest Home, Maranatha board member Richard
The stage of the Fire Station Community Theatre is being
Patients at Dunedin Hospital may face longer waits because
the hospital is struggling with winter illness.
A second Primary Health Organisation in the South would waste
resources through duplicating expensive management
structures, Mornington Health Centre says.
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