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Health finance jobs could go north

Health finance jobs could go north

Auckland will get the lion's share of health finance jobs to be removed from Southern District Health Board under a cost-cutting proposal.

ED specialist, ex-midwife in cut

ED specialist, ex-midwife in cut

A Dunedin Hospital emergency department specialist and a former midwife are the new faces on the Southern District Health Board.

GP laments liaison role still unfilled

GP laments liaison role still unfilled

A communication void exists between the Southern District Health Board and GPs because a key liaison role remains unfilled, a Dunedin GP says.

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.

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