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'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.

More hospital meal reheating tipped

More hospital meal reheating tipped

Dunedin Hospital's cooks will focus on food ''regeneration'' - rather than cooking fresh meals for patients - after their job numbers are cut, according to a proposal Compass Group tried to keep under wraps.

Spending on acting CFO slammed

Spending on acting CFO slammed

The senior doctors' union has criticised the Southern District Health Board for spending more than $10,000 a week on an acting finance chief.

Rival health option fails to convince review panel

Rival health option fails to convince review panel

A bid to set up a rival primary health organisation (PHO) in the South has failed.

SDHB communications director leaves to pursue various interests

SDHB communications director leaves to pursue various interests

Southern District Health Board executive director of communications Steve Addison has resigned in order to start his own public relations consultancy.

Health board gets $7m to pay its bills

Health board gets $7m to pay its bills

The financially stressed Southern District Health Board has been given a $7 million cash injection so it can pay its bills, Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman has confirmed.

Midwives demand a pay rise

Midwives demand a pay rise

Midwives have great job satisfaction, but the pay for lead maternity carers is making it unviable, Dunedin midwife Prue Thomson says.

Flu levels 'relatively high' but pressure on health centres easing

A flu season with some ''horrific'' medical complications is easing, Mornington Health Centre manager Jo Rowe says.

Use of pricey contractors defended

Use of pricey contractors defended

Hiring expensive contractors at the Southern District Health Board is necessary to keep the organisation running, deputy commissioner Richard Thomson says.

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