SDHB

Oncologist says bowel screening benefits real

Scientific evidence supporting the merits of bowel screening is stronger than that for breast or prostate screening, Dunedin oncologist Christopher Jackson says.

Get advice here: union

Get advice here: union

The Southern District Health Board did not need advice from an American-based firm, as there is plenty of help available closer to home, the senior doctors' union says.

SDHB paid $80k for US firm's advice

SDHB paid $80k for US firm's advice

The Southern District Health Board spent more than $80,000 on consulting advice from a United States-based firm, an Official Information Act request reveals.

Cardiologists not qualified to cover: union

Cardiologists not qualified to cover: union

Cardiologists at the Southern District Health Board are required to cover a service for which they are not qualified, the senior doctors' union says.

Told last year to go to police if fraud evidence

Told last year to go to police if fraud evidence

Audit New Zealand told the Southern District Health Board last year it should refer its long running multimillion-dollar dispute with South Link Health to police if it considered there was evidence of fraud.

Lease agreement sought

The Southern District Health Board wants the University of Otago to sign a lease for the use of space in the Dunedin Hospital complex.

Doctors rate SDHB poorly

The Southern District Health Board has ranked poorly in a survey of senior doctors.

Man gets surgery date after MP acts

Man gets surgery date after MP acts

A Dunedin man who has waited nearly six months for urgent prostate surgery was given a date for the operation within days of his local MP asking the health board about his care.

Board aims to fill nursing vacancies by end of month

Board aims to fill nursing vacancies by end of month

Nursing vacancies in Dunedin Hospital's emergency department will be filled by the end of the month, the Southern District Health Board has told the College of Emergency Nurses.

Management boost for staff

Health board employees ''don't deserve the negativity'' of recent reports about the Southern District Health Board, a message to staff from top management says.

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