3 Jul 2012

More funding for Southern DHB

12:05 pm on 3 July 2012

The Government is propping up Southern District Health Board with another cash injection of $10 million.

Health Minister Tony Ryall says it is a one-off payment so the board can pay its day-to-day bills without always having to go into overdraft.

Southern DHB has been in the red financially for a number of years. Over the past two years, it has received more than $28 million in extra funding.

Mr Ryall says the DHB is attempting to change how it does things to improve its financial performance and provide better services for patients.