12 Jul 2016

Southern DHB chief executive resigns

12:36 pm on 12 July 2016

The Southern District Health Board chief executive Carole Heatly has resigned after almost five years in the job.

Southern DHB chief executive Carole Heatly, Southern DHB Commissioner Kathy Grant.

Southern DHB chief executive Carole Heatly has resigned. Photo: RNZ / Ian Telfer

Ms Heatly's resignation comes after its 11-member board was axed and replaced with a team of commissioners last year, in a bid to address its financial problems.

Earlier this year the cash-strapped health board received an extra $32 million from the government after it was revealed it had a $22.5m deficit.

In a statement Ms Heatly thanked staff for their support and work

She will leave the position at the end of August.

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