The Southern District Health Board has apologised for getting
its facts wrong in a public statement about sterilisation
practices at Dunedin Hospital.
Two claims have been settled with the Ministry of Social
Development in relation to Edward Anand's offending and more
are in progress, the ministry said in a statement.
The Compass Group is under fire for not paying enough tax in
this country, but Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says it's
a matter for the company.
Automation is starting to affect the ‘‘core'' work of
anaesthetists, and that is challenging for some specialists,
anaesthetist Ross Kennedy says.
The Southern District Health Board's new set of ‘‘draft
values'' espouses listening, kindness, having a positive
attitude and working with the community.
A technique first tested on bees is being trialled on New
Zealand surgical patients, and preliminary results suggest it
reduces the jet-lag caused by anaesthetic, Associate Prof Guy
Warman will tell a medical conference in Auckland today.
Babies who receive a general anaesthetic suffer no ill
effects by the age of 2, but the 700 children will be
followed up at the age of 5, the lead researcher of a
world-first multicountry study says.
The chant was loud and clear: "Kick Compass out''.
Patients who have been exposed to unsafe practices in Dunedin
Hospital may feel they have been placed at risk and they
should have been told, the New Zealand Sterile Services
Association (NZSSA) says.
About 300 people carrying signs with slogans including 'Stop
the slop' staged a protest today about the quality of Dunedin
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