Auckland will get the lion's share of health finance jobs to
be removed from Southern District Health Board under a
A Dunedin Hospital emergency department specialist and a
former midwife are the new faces on the Southern District
A communication void exists between the Southern District
Health Board and GPs because a key liaison role remains
unfilled, a Dunedin GP says.
Jobs may be going from the Southern District Health Board
under the proposed implementation of a national programme.
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
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 on the Southern District Health Board is
affecting its ability to buy equipment, the board's 2013-14
annual plan says.
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
Fewer people have voted in the local body elections than in
the past three elections, electoral officer Pam Jordan says.
Murals that have brightened the visits of countless children
to Dunedin Hospital's inpatient paediatric ward face an
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