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.
The nurses' union is sceptical of claims Southern District
Health Board cost-cutting will not affect patient care.
Just who is driving urgent cost-cutting at the Southern
District Health Board was under scrutiny yesterday as the
board mulled its parlous financial position.
The Southern District Health Board has rejigged top staff to
allow two senior executives to focus solely on cost
The Southern District Health Board is undertaking a
wide-reaching planning exercise for the next decade, which
will be used to help plan the Dunedin Hospital rebuild.
A single incorrect digit entered into a computer system
caused the massive IT crash in southern hospitals in
February, a report from the Southern District Health Board
Fourteen months after a controversial plan was revealed,
southern hospital kitchen staff have demanded answers about
their jobs at a Southern District Health Board meeting in
The Southern District Health Board has approved a $1.75
million repair job to fix Dunedin Hospital's seven-storey
clinical services building.
Southern District Health Board members will consider a
request for up to $1.75 million to fix the leaking clinical
services building at Dunedin Hospital when they meet in
Health Minister Tony Ryall has given the Southern District
Health Board permission to dispose of two of its buildings in
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