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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.

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.

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.

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.

'Botched' plan slated by doctors

'Botched' plan slated by doctors

The need to commission yet more expensive planning work at Southern District Health Board is evidence of leadership in the style of Fawlty Towers, senior doctors' union head Ian Powell says.

Another strategic plan demanded

Another strategic plan demanded

The Dunedin Hospital upgrade is ''being used as an opportunity'' to review Southern District Health Board's hospital services, a Government contract document says.

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