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.
Inevitably, the draft southern strategic health services plan
will create unease in the South about whether it signals the
long-feared downgrade of Dunedin Hospital.
It would be wrong to characterise the Southern District
Health Board as an ''unhappy DHB'', new health minister Dr
Jonathan Coleman says.
The troubled Southern District Health Board is reaching
crisis point. Health reporter Eileen Goodwin examines its
challenges ahead of the announcement on Monday of the new
Negotiations between the Southern District Health Board and
South Link Health over their long-standing
multimillion-dollar dispute have come to a standstill.
It is all very well for a former audiologist to say he has
''moved on'' when Otago families are still living ''every
day'' with the effects of late diagnoses of their children's
conditions, the Dunedin mother of one of his former patients
A Dunedin man's ''tragic death'' from a toxic overdose of
rheumatoid arthritis medication could have been prevented if
a pharmacist had picked up a doctor's prescribing mistake, a
coroner has found.
The Southern District Health Board's long-running
multimillion-dollar dispute with South Link Health has been
referred to the Serious Fraud Office, the board announced
The Southern District Health Board is yet to receive a final
report and recommendations on its long-running,
multimillion-dollar dispute with South Link Health (SLH).
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