SDHB

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.

Discussion needed on health services

Discussion needed on health services

The Southern District Health Board is some way off reaching a decision about the future shape of Wakatipu health services.

Scan waiting times 'just dire'

Scan waiting times 'just dire'

Reducing lengthy waiting times for some scans at Dunedin Hospital to an acceptable level could take six to 12 months and it will cost money, the Southern District Health Board meeting was told yesterday.

ED project takes holistic approach

"Six Hours It Matters!" is the catch-cry for Dunedin Hospital's revamped approach to finding ways to shorten the time patients spend in the emergency department.

Care of kidney-disease patients targeted

Better management of kidney disease in the community is the aim of a pilot programme involving general practitioners in Otago and Southland, and Dunedin Hospital specialists.

Value of Crown monitor queried

Value of Crown monitor queried

Former Southern District Health Board chairman Errol Millar wants to know how the $35,000 annual fee for the board's Crown monitor can be justified.

Southern board deficit second worst

Southern board deficit second worst

As number-crunchers work out how the Southern District Health Board could break even in future, this year's budget shows its expected $14.9 million deficit is the second biggest in the country.

Snow injuries 'drain' on hospital resources

Snow injuries 'drain' on hospital resources

Treating and transporting skiers and snowboarders admitted to Southland Hospital with serious injuries in 2009 cost at least about $550,000, a study by an orthopaedic registrar shows.

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