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SDHB fourth in country for deficit

13 June 2019 Mike Houlahan - Otago Daily Times

The Southern District Health Board has the fourth-highest deficit of the country’s 20 DHBs, new figures show.

The Ministry of Health yesterday released the latest statements of DHB performance, which showed the SDHB’s year to date result was a $24.3million deficit, $12.5million over budget.

That was $2.1million worse than the previous month and much of that result was due to the costs incurred by paying senior doctors to provide cover during the five-day strike by members of the New Zealand Resident Doctors’ Association.

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