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Southern health board urged to do better

The Southern District Health Board has good management and financial information control, but needs to do better at explaining and measuring what it does, Auditor-general Lyn Provost's annual audit report shows.

Emergency services exercise impress

Emergency services exercise impress

The simulated crash of a bus carrying supporters and members of an international rugby team on the Devil's Staircase near Queenstown was used to test the emergency management and reporting systems for emergency services and staff in Queenstown yesterday.

Chch surgeon to head neuro panel

Chch surgeon to head neuro panel

The Christchurch neurosurgeon who reportedly threatened to resign over the South Island neurosurgery service decision - which stipulated Dunedin would have resident neurosurgeons, against his recommendation - has been appointed the service's clinical leader.

Accusations centre being railroaded

Accusations centre being railroaded

The Southern District Health Board needs to do a lot more than hold a community meeting about its proposed "one-stop shop" integrated family health centre (IFHC), the Wakatipu Health Trust says.

Acronyms potentially confusing, GPs warn

Otago GPs have complained Dunedin Hospital doctors are using acronyms they do not understand.

Health board's flexibility gives pharmacy options

The Catlins Pharmacy in Owaka may stay open, because the Southern District Health Board is no longer insisting it open five days a week.

DHB calls public meeting to 'set record straight' on services

"False claims" Queenstown would lose its only hospital and public health services were to be privatised would be addressed at a public meeting early next month, the Southern DHB announced yesterday.

Rural maternity services report by middle of year

Recommendations from the Southern District Health Board's review of rural maternity services will not be delivered until the middle of the year, because the board wants to look at the services in a wider context, funding and finance general manager Robert Mackway-Jones says.

DHB to fund accelerator

The Southern District Health Board will fund a $6 million replacement linear accelerator itself this year, if it gets Government approval.

Delay not expected to set board back

Delay not expected to set board back

The South Island Neurosurgical Service Board missed its meeting in Christchurch last month because it was scheduled a day after the earthquake.

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