3 Sep 2011

DHB submits to critical hospital report

11:00 am on 3 September 2011

The Southern District Health Board is to carry out all the recommendations of a critical report on Dunedin Hospital.

The decision was made at the board's first public discussion of the report by the National Health Board report, which found serious failures of leadership and patient systems.

Many board members have reacted in dismay to the report's tone. But they unanimously agreed on Thursday that every recommendation be addressed as soon as possible.

Some pointed out that a quarter of the recommendations are aimed at the board, not Dunedin Hospital.

Chair Joe Butterfield directed that the 45 recommendations be on the agenda of every meeting of all committees until they are completed.