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Board urged to be upfront about rebuild

Board urged to be upfront about rebuild

A Southern District Health Board member is imploring the board to be upfront about the strings attached to rebuilding Dunedin Hospital.

Hospital deteriorates faster than expected

Hospital deteriorates faster than expected

A building at Dunedin Hospital deteriorated more quickly than anyone expected, Southern District Health Board chairman Joe Butterfield says.

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.

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