Cash injection for Southern DHB

TRACY WATKINS
Last updated 11:26 03/07/2012

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A $10 million cash injection for Southern District Health Board (DHB) has been announced.

Health Minister tony Ryall said the one-off payment was so the board could pay its day-to-day bills without going into overdraft.

Ryall said the deficit occurred despite the Southern DHB operating funding being a record $743 million in the 2012/13 year - $89 million more than four years ago.

"On top of this we have now added an additional $38.6 million over three years of deficit support. This means Southern DHB has received more than its population-based share of health funding.

"The DHB are changing how they do things to improve their financial performance and provide better services for patients. This includes more work with primary care networks around increasing care in the community and establishing common clinical pathways throughout the district."

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