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SDHB tension played down

SDHB tension played down

It would be wrong to characterise the Southern District Health Board as an ''unhappy DHB'', new health minister Dr Jonathan Coleman says.

Big health services shake-up looms

Big health services shake-up looms

The troubled Southern District Health Board is reaching crisis point. Health reporter Eileen Goodwin examines its challenges ahead of the announcement on Monday of the new health minister.

SDHB-South Link talks at standstill

SDHB-South Link talks at standstill

Negotiations between the Southern District Health Board and South Link Health over their long-standing multimillion-dollar dispute have come to a standstill.

Anger at audiology failure

It is all very well for a former audiologist to say he has ''moved on'' when Otago families are still living ''every day'' with the effects of late diagnoses of their children's conditions, the Dunedin mother of one of his former patients says.

Pharmacy faulted in prescription mistake

Pharmacy faulted in prescription mistake

A Dunedin man's ''tragic death'' from a toxic overdose of rheumatoid arthritis medication could have been prevented if a pharmacist had picked up a doctor's prescribing mistake, a coroner has found.

Health board refers SLH dispute to SFO

Health board refers SLH dispute to SFO

The Southern District Health Board's long-running multimillion-dollar dispute with South Link Health has been referred to the Serious Fraud Office, the board announced yesterday.

$5.3m still in dispute in health wrangle

$5.3m still in dispute in health wrangle

The Southern District Health Board is yet to receive a final report and recommendations on its long-running, multimillion-dollar dispute with South Link Health (SLH).

Health wrangle stuck in the waiting room

Health wrangle stuck in the waiting room

Three and-a-half years after the Southern District Health Board called on the Ministry of Health to investigate its still unresolved multimillion-dollar dispute with South Link Health, trying to extract official information on it is more farce than fact-finding, Elspeth McLean opines.

Shortage of medical specialists predicted

Shortage of medical specialists predicted

Nearly one in five specialists could retire in the next five years, creating a ''precarious'' situation, the latest workforce report of the senior doctors' union says.

Nurses fear impact of cost-cutting on patients

The nurses' union is sceptical of claims Southern District Health Board cost-cutting will not affect patient care.

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