A flu season with some ''horrific'' medical complications is
easing, Mornington Health Centre manager Jo Rowe says.
Midwives have great job satisfaction, but the pay for lead
maternity carers is making it unviable, Dunedin midwife Prue
Hiring expensive contractors at the Southern District Health
Board is necessary to keep the organisation running, deputy
commissioner Richard Thomson says.
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
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.
Health funding continues to be increased most years, by
governments of all hues, and yet the problems remain.
They may be unlikely fairy godmothers, but Dunstan Hospital
is not complaining.
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'' 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.
The Southern District Health Board has been jointly ranked
the poorest performing board in a survey of senior doctors.
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