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SDHB 'in extreme difficulties'

SDHB 'in extreme difficulties'

The Southern District Health Board is facing ''extreme financial difficulties'', meaning tough decisions have to be taken, departing chairman Joe Butterfield says.

Cardiac MRIs may be done privately

Cardiac MRIs may be done privately

The Southern District Health Board is considering sending cardiac MRI test patients to private hospitals, as it is about to lose the second of two specially trained cardiologists.

Upgrade ensures continued service

Upgrade ensures continued service

Dunedin Hospital is the country's sole public provider of a specialist radiation therapy and an upgrade means the service will be secured here.

Frozen meals for South slammed

Frozen meals for South slammed

A proposal to truck frozen meals on wheels from Auckland to Dunedin and Invercargill has sparked outrage in the South.

Frozen meals - sent from Auckland

Frozen meals - sent from Auckland

Meals on wheels will be made in Auckland and trucked to Dunedin and Invercargill under a proposal to outsource hospital food services, the Compass Group confirmed yesterday.

Backs turned, patient fell off table

A Southern District Health Board patient who fell from an operating table after a hip operation did not require further surgery, information released on the 2012-13 incident shows.

Easier reporting

Southern District Health Board staff reporting concerns about patient safety should find it easier once a new electronic risk management system is introduced this month.

Health board to fill in reporting gap

Health board to fill in reporting gap

The public will soon be better informed when things go seriously wrong at the South's hospitals, Elspeth McLean writes.

Reprieve on hospital kitchens

Reprieve on hospital kitchens

Unions have succeeded in securing a one-month delay in the decision on whether to outsource southern hospital kitchens.

SDHB patient details mistakenly emailed

Southern District Health Board staff have been reminded to take more care after the details of 60 surgical patients were mistakenly emailed to someone.

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