SDHB

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.

Response to lost mammograms 'perturbs'

A women's health consumer group says the loss of more than 3800 mammograms is more serious than the Southern District Health Board has acknowledged.

Health system 'under stress'

Health system 'under stress' A population-based funding model has been blamed for ongoing health funding woes, as debate rages over staffing levels, cuts to mental health beds and ageing Dunedin Hospital infrastructure.

Patient harm concerns denied by SDHB

Patient harm concerns denied by SDHB

Details have emerged from a nurses' meeting about concerns a lack of staff in Dunedin Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit (Nicu) could be harming patients.

Questions over nursing levels

Questions over nursing levels

Concern health heads are ''robbing Nurse Betty to pay Dr Ropata'' by skimping on nurse budgets has been raised by a Southern District Health Board member.

Assurances on IT update

An urgent update to computer systems was not deferred last year by the Southern District Health Board, chief executive Carole Heatly assured board members at their meeting in Invercargill yesterday.

Fresh attempt to settle health dispute

Fresh attempt to settle health dispute

The chairmen of two southern health entities locked in a multimillion-dollar dispute are talking in a fresh attempt to resolve the wrangle.

Health board confident over nursing numbers

Health board confident over nursing numbers

The Southern District Health Board said last night it was confident its nursing numbers in Dunedin were adequate.

Board not yet releasing IT findings

The Southern District Health Board will not release preliminary findings about what caused this week's hospital IT crash for several weeks.

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