The highest-paid employee at Southern District Health Board
received between $650,000 and $660,000 in the last financial
year, the board's 2012 annual report shows.
Care workers at Presbyterian Support Otago (PSO) say a
decision to dump the organisation as a provider for
home-based care services has left them and their clients
facing an uncertain future.
An Australian-owned, Auckland-based organisation has secured
one of three contracts to provide home-based services for
elderly people in the South.
A person adept at avoiding ''land mines'' is sought to lead
the Southern District Health Board to financial health.
It feels as if the Southern District Health Board is going
''around in circles'' trying to find a solution to
after-hours medical care, a board member says.
The Southern District Health Board now has an agreed 2012-13
budget which contains ''waste reduction and savings
initiatives'', a report to the board says.
The Southern District Health Board has been ranked the
poorest-performing DHB in an assessment of doctors' and
nurses' involvement in decision-making.
The Southern District Health Board has gone back to the
drawing board again on plans to provide long-awaited
additional endoscopy facilities at Dunedin Hospital.
The Southern District Health Board (SDHB) was warned it could
be ''losing sight of the bigger picture'' in its dealings
with a patient whose biopsy specimen had been mixed up with
The Southern District Health Board has announced the medical
directors of its new clinical departments.
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