SDHB

Told last year to go to police if fraud evidence

Told last year to go to police if fraud evidence

Audit New Zealand told the Southern District Health Board last year it should refer its long running multimillion-dollar dispute with South Link Health to police if it considered there was evidence of fraud.

Doctors rate SDHB poorly

The Southern District Health Board has ranked poorly in a survey of senior doctors.

Lease agreement sought

The Southern District Health Board wants the University of Otago to sign a lease for the use of space in the Dunedin Hospital complex.

Man gets surgery date after MP acts

Man gets surgery date after MP acts

A Dunedin man who has waited nearly six months for urgent prostate surgery was given a date for the operation within days of his local MP asking the health board about his care.

Board aims to fill nursing vacancies by end of month

Board aims to fill nursing vacancies by end of month

Nursing vacancies in Dunedin Hospital's emergency department will be filled by the end of the month, the Southern District Health Board has told the College of Emergency Nurses.

Management boost for staff

Health board employees ''don't deserve the negativity'' of recent reports about the Southern District Health Board, a message to staff from top management says.

Response to lost mammograms 'perturbs'

A women's health consumer group says the loss of more than 3800 mammograms is more serious than the Southern District Health Board has acknowledged.

Health system 'under stress'

Health system 'under stress' A population-based funding model has been blamed for ongoing health funding woes, as debate rages over staffing levels, cuts to mental health beds and ageing Dunedin Hospital infrastructure.

Patient harm concerns denied by SDHB

Patient harm concerns denied by SDHB

Details have emerged from a nurses' meeting about concerns a lack of staff in Dunedin Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit (Nicu) could be harming patients.

Assurances on IT update

An urgent update to computer systems was not deferred last year by the Southern District Health Board, chief executive Carole Heatly assured board members at their meeting in Invercargill yesterday.

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