SDHB

Hospital kitchens information out next week

Information to back a claim of a significant cost saving from the planned privatisation of southern hospital kitchens will be released next week.

Audit scrutinises board

Audit scrutinises board

Audit New Zealand has strong recommendations for the SDHB, Dunedin writer and former ODT health reporter Elspeth McLean documents them.

`Significant risk' found in state of SDHB's IT disaster recovery plans

`Significant risk' found in state of SDHB's IT disaster recovery plans

The Southern District Health Board's lack of up-to-date disaster recovery plans for its computer systems is exposing it to significant risk, Audit New Zealand says.

Hospital repair costs could reach $50m

Throwing good money after bad on the clinical services building at Dunedin Hospital does not make sense and the rebuild should be sped up, Southern District Health Board member Dr John Chambers says.

Agreement to underwrite physio pool

The Dunedin City Council has agreed to underwrite up to $300,000 of the cost of saving the Dunedin Physio Pool, despite concerns ratepayers were being treated as ''the funder of last resort''.

Wait of 'years' for breast surgery

Wait of 'years' for breast surgery

A Dunedin woman who had a mastectomy more than two years ago is ''unbelievably frustrated'' with the scores of people waiting for breast reconstruction surgery at Dunedin Hospital.

$50m bill looms for Dunedin Hospital

$50m bill looms for Dunedin Hospital

Up to $50 million will be needed to keep the clinical services building at Dunedin Hospital going for another 10 years, according to an assessment by the Beca consultancy group.

Senior doctors critical of Xmas message

Senior doctors critical of Xmas message

An animated video clip depicting the chief executive as a dancing Christmas elf has reportedly ''stunned'' some doctors at the Southern District Health Board.

Top-paid staff nearly all clinical

Top-paid staff nearly all clinical

The Southern District Health Board has released figures showing just three of its 116 staff earning a top salary are non-clinical.

62-day window to treat cancer part of target set for boards

62-day window to treat cancer part of target set for boards

The South will not be left behind by a new cancer treatment target, but there will be challenges in some areas, medical oncology clinical leader Dr Blair McLaren says.

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