SDHB

Mental health ward on track

Mental health ward on track

Work on the new $3.6 million acute mental health ward at Wakari Hospital is about a third of the way through and on target to be completed at the end of September.

Hospitals piloting TrendCare system

Getting the right number of nursing staff to cover patients with varying needs is being made easier in some Dunedin and Invercargill hospital wards.

Health board structure saves $194,000

Health board structure saves $194,000

The Southern District Health Board saves about $2000, plus travel and other expenses, every month Health Minister Tony Ryall does not make the final appointment to its board.

Clinical services planning sluggish

Clinical services planning sluggish

Progress on planning for clinical services across Otago and Southland has been slow, but staff are not being "entirely negative", Southland chief medical officer David Tulloch says.

Home-care cuts data show shift

Home-care cuts data show shift

Despite dramatic cuts, the Southern District Health Board still provides about 15% more assistance at home to the elderly than the national average, finance and funding general manager Robert Mackway-Jones says.

ACC contracts 'below cost'

District health boards are being offered contracts with ACC at prices well below actual costs, this month's Southern District Health Board's hospitals' advisory committee meeting was told.

Nurses against refusing ED treatment

Nurses against refusing ED treatment

Turning patients with minor ailments away from the emergency department is unsafe and unethical, New Zealand Nurses Organisation professional nursing adviser Suzanne Rolls says.

HDC complaints low

The Southern District Health Board has generated the lowest number of complaints to the Health and Disability Commissioner (HDC) for at least five years.

ED refusals advocated

ED refusals advocated

Dunedin Hospital should be prepared to turn patients away if they turn up at the emergency department with minor ailments, Dr Branko Sijnja says.

SDHB deficit cut to $6.6m

SDHB deficit cut to $6.6m

The Southern District Health Board is hoping to be $8.3 million under budget by the end of the year, slashing its expected deficit to $6.6 million.

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