Scientific evidence supporting the merits of bowel screening
is stronger than that for breast or prostate screening,
Dunedin oncologist Christopher Jackson says.
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.
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 at the Southern District Health Board are
required to cover a service for which they are not qualified,
the senior doctors' union says.
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.
The Southern District Health Board wants the University of
Otago to sign a lease for the use of space in the Dunedin
The Southern District Health Board has ranked poorly in a
survey of senior doctors.
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.
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.
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.
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