SDHB

Top-paid staff nearly all clinical

Top-paid staff nearly all clinical

The Southern District Health Board has released figures showing just three of its 116 staff earning a top salary are non-clinical.

62-day window to treat cancer part of target set for boards

62-day window to treat cancer part of target set for boards

The South will not be left behind by a new cancer treatment target, but there will be challenges in some areas, medical oncology clinical leader Dr Blair McLaren says.

Health Board head's salary up $70k

Health Board head's salary up $70k

The chief executive of the cash-strapped Southern District Health Board has had a pay rise, the total package topping $500,000 in the last financial year.

Southern sonographers issue strike notice

Southern sonographers issue strike notice

Desperate Southern District Health Board sonographers worried public ultrasound services could become a thing of the past have voted to strike for five days later this month.

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.

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