SDHB

Dual roles for Butterfield

The Timaru-based chairman of the Southern District Health Board will also head a new-look hospital advisory committee, it has been confirmed.

Health campus transformation still under study

Health campus transformation still under study

The Southern District Health Board is still vague on the goal of transforming Lakes District Hospital into a health campus, more than two years after such a move was recommended by the National Health Board (NHB).

Practitioners adamant $15m not owed

Practitioners adamant $15m not owed

The independent practitioner association at the centre of a multimillion-dollar dispute remains adamant it owes nothing to the Southern District Health Board.

Still aiming for scanner

Still aiming for scanner

Queenstown's health watchdog is still working towards a CT scanner, or similar non-invasive diagnostic equipment, being installed for Wakatipu patients, but is waiting for the Southern District Health Board (SDHB) to develop the hospital into a health campus.

Nurses becoming 'seasonal workers'

Nurses becoming 'seasonal workers'

Some nurses are becoming ''seasonal workers'' at the Southern District Health Board and the nursing workforce is ''dispirited'' by cost cutting, senior doctors' union Otago president Dr Chris Wisely says.

Unable to compete with private sector

Confidential advice to Southern District Health Board members deciding whether to privatise the South's fertility service says strong competition from the private sector contributed to making an in-house service unviable.

Millions remain in dispute

Millions remain in dispute

The Auditor-general's office expects the Southern District Health Board to resolve its long-running multimillion-dollar wrangle with South Link Health ''without further delay''.

SDHB priorities blasted

Southern District Health Board bosses are putting their need for propaganda before patients, the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists says.

Spending doubles

Spending doubles

Spending on communications, marketing and advertising has more than doubled at Southern District Health Board in the past three years, figures released under the Official Information Act show.

Health staff given details of $15m cost-cutting

Health staff given details of $15m cost-cutting

All Southern District Health Board staff have been sent a report showing the organisation's progress in saving more than $15 million in health services.

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