South Link Health (SLH) says it found out through reading the
Otago Daily Times that the Southern District Health
Board had called in a forensic accountant over what the
Dunedin-based independent practitioner association believed
until this week was a commercial dispute.
The Southern District Health Board was told in 2010 its
multimillion-dollar dispute with South Link Health (SLH)
might be fraud, but the dispute was not referred to police,
board chairman Joe Butterfield has revealed.
Some long-term Wakari Hospital mental health inpatients face
an uncertain future in the community, which does not appear
equipped to care for them if they are discharged in the
coming months, Dunedin North MP David Clark says.