The cash-strapped Southern District Health Board would have
to spend ''precious funding'' on legal fees because of
Michael Swann's continuing refusal to co-operate, the board's
parole submission says.
Alcohol poisoning rates in the South have risen an average of
10% annually for the past five years, a new Southern District
Health Board alcohol report says.
The Southern District Health Board failed to file a
submission before convicted fraudster Michael Swann faced the
New Zealand Parole Board last month.
Southern District Health Board staff plan to ban smoking in
mental health wards, upsetting a board member who says it
needs to be approved by the board first.
Convicted Dunedin fraudster Michael Swann will be released
from prison at the end of this month and will live and work
in Christchurch, the New Zealand Parole Board says.
The Southern District Health Board seems to be hiding
something because it has ignored a request to release
documents relating to the Otago Fertility Service outsourcing
proposal, the senior doctors' union says.
The Southern District Health Board beat its elective
procedure patient discharge target, but, did large volumes of
one procedure disguise the true picture?
Southern health staff will be encouraged to spread their
holidays over the year, rather than concentrating them in
A Southern District Health Board member says he does not know
what the organisation is up to in key areas, which would be
unacceptable in the commercial sector.
The Southern District Health Board has refused to release
draft reports written by a senior Wellington health official
who was seconded to its surgical service last October.
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