Southern DHB

Below you can see what progress the DHB has made in supporting Safer Hours (or lack thereof); how many rosters need to change and the number of resident doctors affected.


Total number of resident doctors employed – 243

Total number of resident doctors working on assessed rosters – 122

• Total rosters affected– 11
• Number of rosters not fixed at all – 5

  • Number of rosters partially fixed (in these departments) – 6
    • O&G (Dunedin and Invercargill)
    • General Surgical
    • General Medical
    • Medical Sub-specialties
    • Paediatrics (Dunedin)
    • Ward doctor (Invercargill)
  • Rosters not fixed at all – 5
    • General Surgical
    • Paediatrics (Invercargill)
    • Orthopaedics
    • General Medical
    • Anaesthetics

Number of resident doctors required for safer rosters – 8.0

Email your DHBs CEO, Minister of Health, Associate Minister of Health and your local MPs asking them to move towards Safer Hours.

Minister of Health: Jonathan Coleman –

Associate Minister of Health: Sam Lotu-Iiga –

DHB CEO: Carole Heatly – 


Clutha-Southland: Todd Barclay –

Dunedin North: David Clark –

Dunedin South: Claire Curran –

Invercargill: Sarah Dowie –

Te Tai Tonga: Rino Tirikatene –