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 yesterday.
Three and-a-half years after the Southern District Health Board called on the Ministry of Health to investigate its still unresolved multimillion-dollar dispute with South Link Health, trying to extract official information on it is more farce than fact-finding, Elspeth McLean opines.
Nearly one in five specialists could retire in the next five years, creating a ''precarious'' situation, the latest workforce report of the senior doctors' union says.
The nurses' union is sceptical of claims Southern District Health Board cost-cutting will not affect patient care.
Just who is driving urgent cost-cutting at the Southern District Health Board was under scrutiny yesterday as the board mulled its parlous financial position.
Lives are saved every day at Dunedin Hospital. But are the surgeons' scalpels being blunted by a lack of help at home afterwards, or are community expectations too high? Nigel Benson and Eileen Goodwin report.
A volunteer database has been mooted to help elderly people who are struggling with housework after medical treatment.
The Southern District Health Board has rejigged top staff to allow two senior executives to focus solely on cost reduction.
The Southern District Health Board is undertaking a wide-reaching planning exercise for the next decade, which will be used to help plan the Dunedin Hospital rebuild.
A single incorrect digit entered into a computer system caused the massive IT crash in southern hospitals in February, a report from the Southern District Health Board says.
Fourteen months after a controversial plan was revealed, southern hospital kitchen staff have demanded answers about their jobs at a Southern District Health Board meeting in Dunedin.
The Southern District Health Board has approved a $1.75 million repair job to fix Dunedin Hospital's seven-storey clinical services building.
Waiting up to a year for an ultrasound in the South is ''incomprehensible'', Dunedin South MP Clare Curran says.
Southern District Health Board members will consider a request for up to $1.75 million to fix the leaking clinical services building at Dunedin Hospital when they meet in Dunedin tomorrow.
Health Minister Tony Ryall has given the Southern District Health Board permission to dispose of two of its buildings in Dunedin.
Improved accountability for millions of dollars spent on district health board senior doctors' continuing education is being sought by Audit New Zealand.
Data accuracy problems which resulted in family doctors being overpaid by about $90,000 last year have been addressed, the Southern District Health Board says.
The Otago Southland coroner has recommended his finding into the death of an Invercargill woman be read by Southern District Health Board (SDHB) staff, saying the woman was not advised about the effect of strong painkillers prescribed to her after surgery.
Southern District Health Board should immediately release a long-awaited report into the cause of an IT crash that created havoc in February, Dunedin North MP David Clark says.