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Health supply plan would save $500m

Health supply plan would save $500m

Jobs may be going from the Southern District Health Board under the proposed implementation of a national programme.

SDHB internal report is of 'public interest'

The Southern District Health Board should not have refused to release the report which sparked an urgent review of some breast cancer diagnoses last year, ombudsman Ron Paterson says.

Screening advice 'meaningless'

A union wanting to know why the Southern District Health Board is trying to opt out of its breast-screening contract says it finally got hold of a crucial letter, but it was so heavily censored it was ''meaningless''.

Financial pressure blamed

Financial pressure blamed

Financial pressure on the Southern District Health Board is affecting its ability to buy equipment, the board's 2013-14 annual plan says.

Board mulls action on prescribing

A GP member of the Southern District Health Board is pushing for action to stem pharmaceutical prescribing in the wake of a $1.3 million over-spend in the first two months of the year.

Time running out in slow election

Time running out in slow election

Fewer people have voted in the local body elections than in the past three elections, electoral officer Pam Jordan says.

Call to save murals

Call to save murals

Murals that have brightened the visits of countless children to Dunedin Hospital's inpatient paediatric ward face an uncertain future.

SDHB to consider recommendation

SDHB to consider recommendation

The Southern District Health Board has agreed to consider the Ombudsman's view that it should consult the public before controversial decisions, but it was difficult to ''second guess'' the circumstances when that would be required, chairman Joe Butterfield told board members this week.

Rural health services review

Rural health services review

The Southern District Health Board has commissioned a high-level review of its rural hospital and health network to underpin moves to offer more services in outlying areas.

Surge in surgery, ED patients of concern

Surge in surgery, ED patients of concern

Increases in both urgent surgery and emergency department patient numbers prompted concern at a Southern District Health Board hospital committee meeting in Dunedin yesterday.

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