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SDHB tops OIA request complaints

SDHB tops OIA request complaints

The Southern District Health Board drew more complaints about its handling of Official Information Act requests than any other health board in 2013-14, figures in the Office of the Ombudsman's annual report show.

Health minister's approach slammed

Health minister's approach slammed

A senior Dunedin medical figure has taken issue with new health minister Dr Jonathan Coleman's ''condescending'' approach towards doctors at the Southern District Health Board.

South may lose services, union says

South may lose services, union says

The senior doctors' union has warned the South may lose services to Christchurch, and says the Southern District Health Board is abrogating responsibility for its patients.

Health plan bound to spur alarm

Health plan bound to spur alarm

Inevitably, the draft southern strategic health services plan will create unease in the South about whether it signals the long-feared downgrade of Dunedin Hospital.

SDHB tension played down

SDHB tension played down

It would be wrong to characterise the Southern District Health Board as an ''unhappy DHB'', new health minister Dr Jonathan Coleman says.

Big health services shake-up looms

Big health services shake-up looms

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 health minister.

SDHB-South Link talks at standstill

SDHB-South Link talks at standstill

Negotiations between the Southern District Health Board and South Link Health over their long-standing multimillion-dollar dispute have come to a standstill.

Anger at audiology failure

It is all very well for a former audiologist to say he has ''moved on'' when Otago families are still living ''every day'' with the effects of late diagnoses of their children's conditions, the Dunedin mother of one of his former patients says.

Pharmacy faulted in prescription mistake

Pharmacy faulted in prescription mistake

A Dunedin man's ''tragic death'' from a toxic overdose of rheumatoid arthritis medication could have been prevented if a pharmacist had picked up a doctor's prescribing mistake, a coroner has found.

Health board refers SLH dispute to SFO

Health board refers SLH dispute to SFO

The Southern District Health Board's long-running multimillion-dollar dispute with South Link Health has been referred to the Serious Fraud Office, the board announced yesterday.

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