Senior Southern DHB medical staff have ‘‘seething anger’’ over the conduct and performance of the organisation’s management - and their organisation is at ‘‘teetering point’’, a veteran health unionist says.
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Ian Powell, executive director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, has led the union since its formation in 1989. He leaves at the end of the year, and is gravely concerned about the state of DHBs - particularly Southern.