A Dunedin woman who had a mastectomy more than two years ago
is ''unbelievably frustrated'' with the scores of people
waiting for breast reconstruction surgery at Dunedin
Up to $50 million will be needed to keep the clinical
services building at Dunedin Hospital going for another 10
years, according to an assessment by the Beca consultancy
An animated video clip depicting the chief executive as a
dancing Christmas elf has reportedly ''stunned'' some doctors
at the Southern District Health Board.
The Southern District Health Board has released figures
showing just three of its 116 staff earning a top salary are
The South will not be left behind by a new cancer treatment
target, but there will be challenges in some areas, medical
oncology clinical leader Dr Blair McLaren says.
The chief executive of the cash-strapped Southern District
Health Board has had a pay rise, the total package topping
$500,000 in the last financial year.
Desperate Southern District Health Board sonographers worried
public ultrasound services could become a thing of the past
have voted to strike for five days later this month.
The Southern District Health Board drew more complaints about
its handling of Official Information Act requests than any
other health board in 2013-14, figures in the Office of the
Ombudsman's annual report show.
A senior Dunedin medical figure has taken issue with new
health minister Dr Jonathan Coleman's ''condescending''
approach towards doctors at the Southern District Health
The senior doctors' union has warned the South may lose
services to Christchurch, and says the Southern District
Health Board is abrogating responsibility for its patients.
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