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Thousands oppose health cuts

Thousands oppose health cuts

The Oamaru community sent a clear message to the SDHB yesterday by turning out in force for a protest march opposing any cuts to funding for the Oamaru Hospital and its health services.

$100m more for hospital block rebuild

$100m more for hospital block rebuild

The estimated price-tag on the new clinical services building at Dunedin Hospital is now as high as $300 million, rather than $200 million, Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman says.

Opinion: Sacking board smart move by minister

Opinion: Sacking board smart move by minister

Sacking the Southern District Health Board members and installing a Dunedin-based line-up is a smart move by Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman.

Nth Island health board rejects Compass food plan

A North Island health board has thrown out the controversial hospital food plan that caused concern and division in the South.

So much to review, so little to count on

Two reviews of public health funding should be completed in a few months, but whether we can expect major changes or tinkering is unclear.

Kitchen spending unknown

Kitchen spending unknown

The Southern District Health Board has acknowledged it has no idea how much the Compass Group will spend equipping its kitchens over the next 15 years.

Be honest about funding gap: Little

Be honest about funding gap: Little

Labour leader Andrew Little yesterday criticised a lack of ''desperately needed'' government transparency on funding to district health boards.

Hospital food decision a bitter pill

Hospital food decision a bitter pill

The embattled Southern District Health Board has approved a 15-year deal with a multinational corporation for food services after facing down an acrimonious public at a board meeting in Dunedin yesterday.

Jobs to go as hospital kitchens outsourced

Jobs to go as hospital kitchens outsourced

The Southern District Health Board has announced it is going ahead with a plan to outsource its hospital kitchens.

Meals on wheels volunteer will not 'subsidise' Compass

Meals on wheels volunteer will not 'subsidise' Compass

A meals on wheels driver says he is ''now certain'' the Southern District Health Board and Compass Group simply assumed volunteers would subsidise the service if it was outsourced.

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