SDHB

Flu levels 'relatively high' but pressure on health centres easing

A flu season with some ''horrific'' medical complications is easing, Mornington Health Centre manager Jo Rowe says.

Midwives demand a pay rise

Midwives demand a pay rise

Midwives have great job satisfaction, but the pay for lead maternity carers is making it unviable, Dunedin midwife Prue Thomson says.

Use of pricey contractors defended

Use of pricey contractors defended

Hiring expensive contractors at the Southern District Health Board is necessary to keep the organisation running, deputy commissioner Richard Thomson says.

Clark says hospital development slipping

Clark says hospital development slipping

Repeated stalling on the $300 million Dunedin Hospital redevelopment shows the timeframe is slipping, but the Government will not admit it, North Dunedin MP David Clark says.

PM rules out intervening in health funding issue

PM rules out intervening in health funding issue

Prime Minister John Key does not believe the Government can legally intervene over funding for Oamaru Hospital and Waitaki district health services facing the threat of less money from the Southern District Health Board.

Need for timely healthcare

Need for timely healthcare

Health funding continues to be increased most years, by governments of all hues, and yet the problems remain.

Hospital grounds to have free care

Hospital grounds to have free care

They may be unlikely fairy godmothers, but Dunstan Hospital is not complaining.

Patients waiting in corridors

Patients waiting in corridors

Patients have been waiting in corridors in the Dunedin Hospital emergency department as it copes with an influx that is stressing the entire hospital.

'Shocking' figures highlight health board problem

'Shocking' figures highlight health board problem

''Shocking'' new figures showing per-person district health board income throughout New Zealand should prompt a rethink of health funding, Dunedin North MP Dr David Clark says.

Low ranking for SDHB in survey

Low ranking for SDHB in survey

The Southern District Health Board has been jointly ranked the poorest performing board in a survey of senior doctors.

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