Surprise and relief have greeted the Government's decision to
ditch controversial cost-cutting organisation Health Benefits
A clean-out of ''dead wood'' Labour MPs is likely after the
election of Andrew Little as leader, politics lecturer Bryce
An Auckland consulting firm got more than $190,000 of public
money for helping devise a plan to shake up southern health.
Access to health for the disabled emerged as a strong theme
at last night's consultation meeting in Dunedin over southern
The Belgian charged with establishing neurosurgical research
in Dunedin is using a ''number eight wire'' approach to
overcome the logistical difficulty of having no unit in which
About 80% of the South Island patients who need weight-loss
surgery are being turned away because of funding constraints,
says the Invercargill surgeon who performs half of the South
Island's public weight-loss operations.
Some of the new street art adorning buildings in Dunedin's
warehouse precinct and the surrounding area has been defaced
Being blunt about deaths caused by unsafe practices in health
is a crucial step to making systems safer for patients, a
former Nasa astronaut says.
The Southern District Health Board has been accused of
‘‘almost Orwellian'' tactics in its handling of the strategic
health services plan.
Patients are largely happy with their hospital stays, first
results of a new survey released yesterday suggest.
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