The Service and Food Workers' Union has warned the
cash-strapped Southern District Health Board could find
itself embroiled in costly legal action if it goes ahead with
food service outsourcing.
The man drafted in to help the Southern District Health Board
says he provided a new perspective on the organisation's
The Southern District Health Board wants to cut costs by 5%
for its services and those of contracted providers, as it
grapples with an ''awful reality'', chairman Joe Butterfield
Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman has rejected a claim the
Government is considering installing a commissioner at the
Southern District Health Board.
Up to 20% of hospital kitchen jobs in the South could be lost
if a proposal to outsource southern hospital kitchens goes
A proposed 5% funding cut by the Southern District Health
Board for its rural hospitals will affect some areas more
than others, Clutha Health First chief executive Ray Anton
The head of finance at Southern District Health Board is
switching to a new position focused solely on the Dunedin
Sugary drinks will be banned from sale at Southern District
Health Board premises under a policy approved this week.
Little more information was given at the Southern District
Health Board meeting in Dunedin on Thursday about the board's
dire financial position.
Hospital staff could face smaller meal portions under changes
proposed in a healthy food and drink policy at the Southern
District Health Board.
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