A planned coffee-table book featuring children with rare
disorders will accentuate the positive aspects of their
lives, Dunedin parents of participating children say.
Joanna and Tane Tokona were not quite sure what to do when
they first spotted a wild tuatara that had escaped from
Dunedin woman Debbie Green was stunned to find she had
travelled to Hamilton for a publicly-funded treatment that
was available on her own doorstep.
An orthopaedic surgeon is speaking out in frustration over
excessive waiting times faced by Otago hip and
knee-replacement patients, and says the region is not
clearing a backlog of cases.
Dunedin man Gordon Caley has two new hips, and it has changed
his life. Barely able to walk earlier last year, the
80-year-old can now go sailing again.
Leading part of the health sector, rather than just
critiquing it, is a new-year challenge for Dunedin health
academic Prof Robin Gauld.
World War 1 centenary celebrations start in 2014. A
Dunedin-based group is determined pacifist Archibald Baxter
and other conscientious objectors are not forgotten. Eileen
Goodwin spoke to those involved.
Father Christmas visited the Soal family early this year, son
Linkin having his new cochlear implant switched on last week.
The Timaru-based chairman of the Southern District Health
Board will also head a new-look hospital advisory committee,
it has been confirmed.
The public health system should be clawing back all of the
money it spends on surgery performed on patients whose claims
are later accepted by ACC, Dunedin ACC lawyer Peter Sara
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