SDHB

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.

Kitchen spending unknown

Kitchen spending unknown

The Southern District Health Board has acknowledged it has no idea how much the Compass Group will spend equipping its kitchens over the next 15 years.

Be honest about funding gap: Little

Be honest about funding gap: Little

Labour leader Andrew Little yesterday criticised a lack of ''desperately needed'' government transparency on funding to district health boards.

Hospital food decision a bitter pill

Hospital food decision a bitter pill

The embattled Southern District Health Board has approved a 15-year deal with a multinational corporation for food services after facing down an acrimonious public at a board meeting in Dunedin yesterday.

Jobs to go as hospital kitchens outsourced

Jobs to go as hospital kitchens outsourced

The Southern District Health Board has announced it is going ahead with a plan to outsource its hospital kitchens.

Meals on wheels volunteer will not 'subsidise' Compass

Meals on wheels volunteer will not 'subsidise' Compass

A meals on wheels driver says he is ''now certain'' the Southern District Health Board and Compass Group simply assumed volunteers would subsidise the service if it was outsourced.

Union warns SDHB of legal action

Union warns SDHB of legal action

The Service and Food Workers' Union has warned the cash-strapped Southern District Health Board could find itself embroiled in costly legal action if it goes ahead with food service outsourcing.

New perspective on SDHB woes

The man drafted in to help the Southern District Health Board says he provided a new perspective on the organisation's ''significant challenges''.

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.

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