Eileen Goodwin

Board not yet releasing IT findings

The Southern District Health Board will not release preliminary findings about what caused this week's hospital IT crash for several weeks.

Funding increase for Ashburn 'fantastic'

Funding increase for Ashburn 'fantastic'

''Years of uncertainty'' for Dunedin's Ashburn Clinic ended this week with a $1.1 million annual funding increase from the Government.

New facility hailed as 'world-class'

New facility hailed as 'world-class'

Dunedin Hospital's new neonatal intensive care unit and children's ward is ''world-class'', providing reassurance for parents, and an excellent training facility for young specialists, Prime Minister John Key said yesterday, at the official opening of the $7 million unit.

Nurses say 'staffing crisis' affects care

Dunedin nurses are being forced to ration care to patients because of a staffing crisis, the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) says.

Taxis for transport; St John for care

It makes sense for rest-homes to use commercial transport like taxis when appropriate for residents, St John operations director Michael Brooke says.

Critics slam Ryall in SLH funds issue

Critics slam Ryall in SLH funds issue

Health Minister Tony Ryall's relationship with the head of the organisation locked in dispute with the Southern District Health Board has been criticised by a health board member.

Fraud possibility not disclosed

Fraud possibility not disclosed

Stuart McLauchlan, the man charged with monitoring the Southern District Health Board, says he was not told of legal advice in 2010 that the South Link Health (SLH) funds dispute might involve fraud.

Forensic accountant news shock

Forensic accountant news shock

South Link Health (SLH) says it found out through reading the Otago Daily Times that the Southern District Health Board had called in a forensic accountant over what the Dunedin-based independent practitioner association believed until this week was a commercial dispute.

Health fraud suspicion

Health fraud suspicion

The Southern District Health Board was told in 2010 its multimillion-dollar dispute with South Link Health (SLH) might be fraud, but the dispute was not referred to police, board chairman Joe Butterfield has revealed.

$3.4m mistake 'a oncer'

A software accounting error that under-calculated Southern District Health Board's deficit by $3.4 million was a ''oncer'', board chairman Joe Butterfield told MPs yesterday.