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SDHB makes appointments to southern regional posts

SDHB makes appointments to southern regional posts

Southern District Health Board has appointed Donovan Clarke, of Auckland, as kaiwhakahaere hauora Maori (general manager for Maori health).

All but one return filed

All but one return filed

Electoral spending by Southern District Health Board candidates for the October elections was well below the $70,000 limit, the filed returns show.

SDHB restricts access to GP newsletter

Access to a monthly GP newsletter has been restricted because of concerns patients could use information to obtain specialist appointments without following the correct procedure, Southern District Health Board GP liaison officer Anne Worsnop said.

South improves in DHB results

South improves in DHB results

Southland appears to be hauling Otago up in the performance stakes in the first combined quarterly district health board results since the May merger.

New board chairman eyes deficit

New board chairman eyes deficit

Newly-appointed Southern District Health Board chairman Joe Butterfield says despite a reputation for being "somewhat abrupt", his style is cohesive and he will lead in a co-operative manner.

Ryall approves plan

Health Minister Tony Ryall has approved the Southern District Health Board's district annual plan with its $14.9 million deficit but wants to see more progress towards eliminating the deficit.

Strike procedures working: Bunton

Procedure changes designed to avoid adverse events for patients during strikes have been effective so far during the latest industrial action, Southern District Health Board chief medical officer (Otago) Richard Bunton says.

Hospital events 'no cause for alarm'

Hospital events 'no cause for alarm'

While the number of reported serious events involving death or injury to Otago patients almost doubled in the year to June, Southern District Health Board chief medical officer Richard Bunton says this is no cause for alarm.

World Health Organisation checklist in place

World Health Organisation checklist in place

The wrong patient got the right treatment in one of the serious adverse events reported by the Otago District Health Board last year, but the situation should not happen again.

Death instrumental

Prompted by the death of a road-crash patient at Southland Hospital during a CT scan, an investigation recommended a review of trauma protocol, and installing an alarm linking radiology and the emergency department, the just-released report on medical mistakes revealed.

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