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Pharmacy faulted in prescription mistake

Pharmacy faulted in prescription mistake

A Dunedin man's ''tragic death'' from a toxic overdose of rheumatoid arthritis medication could have been prevented if a pharmacist had picked up a doctor's prescribing mistake, a coroner has found.

Health board refers SLH dispute to SFO

Health board refers SLH dispute to SFO

The Southern District Health Board's long-running multimillion-dollar dispute with South Link Health has been referred to the Serious Fraud Office, the board announced yesterday.

$5.3m still in dispute in health wrangle

$5.3m still in dispute in health wrangle

The Southern District Health Board is yet to receive a final report and recommendations on its long-running, multimillion-dollar dispute with South Link Health (SLH).

Health wrangle stuck in the waiting room

Health wrangle stuck in the waiting room

Three and-a-half years after the Southern District Health Board called on the Ministry of Health to investigate its still unresolved multimillion-dollar dispute with South Link Health, trying to extract official information on it is more farce than fact-finding, Elspeth McLean opines.

Shortage of medical specialists predicted

Shortage of medical specialists predicted

Nearly one in five specialists could retire in the next five years, creating a ''precarious'' situation, the latest workforce report of the senior doctors' union says.

Nurses fear impact of cost-cutting on patients

The nurses' union is sceptical of claims Southern District Health Board cost-cutting will not affect patient care.

Cost-cutting decisions scrutinised

Cost-cutting decisions scrutinised

Just who is driving urgent cost-cutting at the Southern District Health Board was under scrutiny yesterday as the board mulled its parlous financial position.

SDHB puts sharper focus on cost-cutting

SDHB puts sharper focus on cost-cutting

The Southern District Health Board has rejigged top staff to allow two senior executives to focus solely on cost reduction.

Health board seeks input on strategic plan

The Southern District Health Board is undertaking a wide-reaching planning exercise for the next decade, which will be used to help plan the Dunedin Hospital rebuild.

Single-digit mistake causes massive IT crash

Single-digit mistake causes massive IT crash

A single incorrect digit entered into a computer system caused the massive IT crash in southern hospitals in February, a report from the Southern District Health Board says.

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