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SDHB wants 5% cuts across all services

SDHB wants 5% cuts across all services

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 says.

SDHB in 'serious freefall'

SDHB in 'serious freefall'

Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman has rejected a claim the Government is considering installing a commissioner at the Southern District Health Board.

Kitchen job losses outlined

Kitchen job losses outlined

Up to 20% of hospital kitchen jobs in the South could be lost if a proposal to outsource southern hospital kitchens goes ahead.

Hospital fund cut disparity warning

Hospital fund cut disparity warning

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 says.

Role's focus on rebuild

The head of finance at Southern District Health Board is switching to a new position focused solely on the Dunedin Hospital rebuild.

Sugary drinks banned

Sugary drinks will be banned from sale at Southern District Health Board premises under a policy approved this week.

Meeting sheds no light on deficit

Little more information was given at the Southern District Health Board meeting in Dunedin on Thursday about the board's dire financial position.

Emphasis on healthier staff menus

Hospital staff could face smaller meal portions under changes proposed in a healthy food and drink policy at the Southern District Health Board.

Many forces at play in hospital food proposal

Many forces at play in hospital food proposal

Southern District Health Board kitchen staff have waited about two years to find out whether the board will go ahead with an outsourcing proposal. Health reporter Eileen Goodwin speaks to some of those involved, and looks at the background of the issue.

Hospital food outsourcing critics air concerns

Hospital food outsourcing critics air concerns

Concern over the proposed outsourcing of hospital kitchens dominated the first 30 minutes of a Southern District Health Board public meeting in Dunedin last night.

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