Some long-term Wakari Hospital mental health inpatients face
an uncertain future in the community, which does not appear
equipped to care for them if they are discharged in the
coming months, Dunedin North MP David Clark says.
The pay figures of University of Otago and Southern District
Health Board staff published by this newspaper last weekend
provide good news for the city, particularly given the recent
focus on job losses, restructuring and the resulting
The Southern District Health Board is still vague on the goal
of transforming Lakes District Hospital into a health campus,
more than two years after such a move was recommended by the
National Health Board (NHB).