SDHB

‘Culture' at heart of SDHB strategy

‘Culture' at heart of SDHB strategy

There is a misconception about the Southern District Health Board's patient feedback sessions and the board's long-term task, Commissioner Kathy Grant and the Commissioner Team write.

Risk of 'two-tier' health system

Risk of 'two-tier' health system

A popular offshore buyers' club for new-generation hepatitis C drugs is setting up a ‘‘two-tier'' health system and the worst-affected patients could miss out, a Dunedin specialist says.

Better meals under Nazis: 87-year-old

Better meals under Nazis: 87-year-old

A Dunedin woman says she had better food growing up in a Nazi-occupied country than the ‘‘disgusting'' meals on wheels trucked from Auckland and Tauranga.

Compass Christmas dinner panned

Compass Christmas dinner panned

A Dunedin woman says a Compass-made festive dinner dropped off to a friend by Meals on Wheels was so bad it ruined her friend's Christmas.

Cancer care research funded

Cancer care research funded

Grants totalling more than $100,000 have boosted research aimed at overcoming fragmented care for some Otago-Southland cancer patients, and reducing medication problems for other people.

Financial officer appointed to SDHB

The chief financial officer for the Meteorological Service of New Zealand has been appointed to take control of the Southern District Health Board's finances.

Cancer specialist leaving ‘great job’

Cancer specialist leaving ‘great job’

When he started his specialist career, medical oncology was new and New Zealand had faster access to cancer drugs than Australia. Southern District Health Board medical oncologist Dr David Perez spoke to health report Eileen Goodwin ahead of his retirement.

Ministers told of risk at hospital

Ministers told of risk at hospital

Government ministers were told an urgent maintenance fund was needed to avoid ‘‘critical service failures'' at Dunedin Hospital.

Curran parodies Coleman over scrapping SDHB poll

Despite voting with the Government to abolish next year's election at Southern District Health Board, Dunedin South MP Clare Curran has taken a swipe at Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman over ‘‘erosion of democracy''.

SDHB: Was there any choice?

SDHB: Was there any choice?

Many may view last week's announcement to extend the term of the commissioner appointed to oversee the Southern District Health Board by three years (bypassing the 2016 local body elections until those in 2019) with shock and outrage.

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