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 Board.
Ministry of Health
New research showing antiviral drug Tamiflu shortens the symptoms of flu by just 12 hours is raising questions about the billions of dollars spent by countries to stockpile it.
The Southern District Health Board has been the focus of close attention this week, with concerns expressed across the health sector about the population-based funding model, staffing levels,...
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Stuart McLauchlan, the man charged with monitoring the Southern District Health Board, says he was not told of legal advice in 2010 that the South Link Health (SLH) funds dispute might involve fraud.
Financial pressure on the Southern District Health Board is affecting its ability to buy equipment, the board's 2013-14 annual plan says.
The Ministry of Health will work with Ashburn Clinic, in Dunedin, to find a solution to the private psychiatric hospital's funding issues, the ministry said after a meeting with clinic representatives.
The Ministry of Health says it needs to hear from Ashburn Clinic, in Dunedin, before forming a view of the private psychiatric hospital's situation.
Ashburn Clinic, in Dunedin, is relying on the Ministry of Health to save the financially strapped private psychiatric hospital.
Obesity is creeping up on smoking as one of New Zealand's biggest health burdens, a recent Ministry of Health study shows.
Dunedin could lose more jobs under moves to centralise health board finance, procurement and administration jobs.
The Ministry of Health is reviewing a report arguing Dunedin's gastroenterology facility must be urgently upgraded.
The Ministry of Health is unable to say what the public will be able to glean from information to be stored on a new national register of cardiac surgery incidents.
A ''depressing lack'' of health prevention strategies in New Zealand schools is causing irreparable damage to children's bodies, which will cost taxpayers millions of dollars in the years to come, a musculoskeletal specialist says.
Concerns an unregulated "second-class" carer workforce is being created by the burgeoning "individualised funding" (IF) scheme for the disabled are revealed in an evaluation commissioned by the Ministry of Health.
It is "just silly" the now-defunct Mental Health Commission spent $346,800 on a single outside contractor during 2011-12 to develop a mental health plan, Labour MP and mental health spokesman Iain Lees-Galloway says.
The Ministry of Health spent nearly $60,000 last year to evaluate a scheme that allows disabled people to employ their own carer; but is yet to release the results.
The national breast-screening programme's independent advisory group seems unlikely to formally discuss recent screening controversies until July.