SDHB

Need for timely healthcare

Need for timely healthcare

Health funding continues to be increased most years, by governments of all hues, and yet the problems remain.

Hospital grounds to have free care

Hospital grounds to have free care

They may be unlikely fairy godmothers, but Dunstan Hospital is not complaining.

Patients waiting in corridors

Patients waiting in corridors

Patients have been waiting in corridors in the Dunedin Hospital emergency department as it copes with an influx that is stressing the entire hospital.

'Shocking' figures highlight health board problem

'Shocking' figures highlight health board problem

''Shocking'' new figures showing per-person district health board income throughout New Zealand should prompt a rethink of health funding, Dunedin North MP Dr David Clark says.

Low ranking for SDHB in survey

Low ranking for SDHB in survey

The Southern District Health Board has been jointly ranked the poorest performing board in a survey of senior doctors.

Thousands oppose health cuts

Thousands oppose health cuts

The Oamaru community sent a clear message to the SDHB yesterday by turning out in force for a protest march opposing any cuts to funding for the Oamaru Hospital and its health services.

$100m more for hospital block rebuild

$100m more for hospital block rebuild

The estimated price-tag on the new clinical services building at Dunedin Hospital is now as high as $300 million, rather than $200 million, Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman says.

Opinion: Sacking board smart move by minister

Opinion: Sacking board smart move by minister

Sacking the Southern District Health Board members and installing a Dunedin-based line-up is a smart move by Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman.

Nth Island health board rejects Compass food plan

A North Island health board has thrown out the controversial hospital food plan that caused concern and division in the South.

So much to review, so little to count on

Two reviews of public health funding should be completed in a few months, but whether we can expect major changes or tinkering is unclear.

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