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Claim Rousseau 'hellbent on privatisation' in Queenstown

Claim Rousseau 'hellbent on privatisation' in Queenstown

Proposals suggesting tighter access to the Lakes District Hospital in Frankton from July and a new public-private health centre to eventually replace the cash-strapped hospital could face a rocky road to realisation.

Healthcare facility suits policy intent

Healthcare facility suits policy intent

Having a multimillion-dollar private medical facility working with the public health sector would be in line with the Government's policy direction of "better, sooner, more convenient" healthcare, the developers say.

Concern at SDHB's model

Concern at SDHB's model

Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden says the Southern District Health Board's plan for a "safety net" for financially disadvantaged patients is a "responsible solution".

Plan to cut ED demand unveiled

Plan to cut ED demand unveiled

A triage nurse and a consulting doctor will decide whether a patient admitted to the emergency department of the Lakes District Hospital, from 8am to 10pm, should be treated there or referred to a GP, if a proposal by the Southern DHB is approved by hospital staff and their unions.

City hospitals upgrade welcomed

City hospitals upgrade welcomed

The long-awaited announcement of the final approval for the $24.38 million redevelopment of Wakari and Dunedin Hospitals could not have come at a better time, Southern District Health Board chief operating officer (Otago) Vivian Blake says.

Research to focus on effectiveness of DHBs

Research to focus on effectiveness of DHBs

New Zealand Medical Students' Association president Oliver Hansby is taking a year away from his medical studies in this election year to study a different democratic process - elected district health boards.

Support over crown monitor questioning

Support over crown monitor questioning

Former Southern District Health Board chairman Errol Millar says about a dozen people have contacted him supporting his stance questioning the public accountability of board crown monitors.

Menzies to chair health committee

The Southern District Health Board has released membership details of its advisory committees.

Ring-fence formula up for review

Ring-fence formula up for review

The National Health Board has agreed to review the mental health "ring-fence" funding formula for the Southern District Health Board to find out whether an "aberration" is forcing it to overspend in the area, chairman Joe Butterfield says.

Board's submission called 'unrealistic'

Board's submission called 'unrealistic'

A tough-talking alcohol submission prompted concern from some Southern District Health Board members yesterday that it was unrealistic.

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