DHB called on to consult private healthcare sector

Southern DHB should consult the private healthcare sector before releasing major health planning documents, Mercy Hospital chief executive Richard Whitney says.

SDHB to consider purchase of TrendCare software

The Southern District Health Board, at its meeting in Dunedin today, will consider spending $306,301 on a software system to improve the way it allocates nursing staff to meet the needs of patients.

Smoking policy no issue in Southland

There does not appear to be any large consumer group concerned about the gradual progress towards Southland' Hospital's inpatient mental health unit becoming smoke-free, the Southern District Health Board's hospitals' advisory committee was told yesterday.

Plan warns of increase in cancer cases

A new cancer control plan to be presented to the Southern District Health Board today says the board must prepare for a significant increase in the number of cancer cases.

ED observation unit considered

ED observation unit considered

A business case for an emergency department observation unit at Dunedin Hospital will be considered in the closed session of the Southern District Health Board hospitals' advisory committee meeting today.

Issues seen for dental therapists in the South

The Southern District Health Board could face difficulty recruiting and retaining dental therapists as conditions offered are not as good as those in some other areas, the Public Service Association says.

Board keeps mum on 'issues' at Wakari

No decisions have been made about any changes to the ISIS rehabilitation service at Wakari Hospital, but "some issues" are under consideration by staff, Southern District Health Board's mental health and community services general manager Elaine Chisnall says.

SDHB comments on lignite plans

The Southern District Health Board has not taken a stance on Solid Energy NZ Ltd's proposal for a lignite briquetting plant near Mataura, but wants a thorough health impact assessment undertaken before any large scale mining applications are made in Southland.

National Health Board panel 'clearly listening' to community

Health group chiefs say they are "encouraged" and "cautiously optimistic" after attending the first community meeting held by the National Health Board panel, in Queenstown, on Tuesday night.

SDHB well positioned to take up clinical trials

SDHB well positioned to take up clinical trials

The Southern District Health Board would be well placed to take advantage of any move to make clinical research a front-line activity for all district health boards, chief executive Brian Rousseau says.

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