Health executives have occupied at least five different
well-appointed suites during the 18 years they have stalled
on upgrading Dunedin's gastroenterology facility, a highly
critical report released this week says.
A court case arguing carers' pay rates discriminate against
women is part of a co-ordinated litigation strategy to lift
workers' low wages, University of Otago public law specialist
Prof Andrew Geddis says.
The synthetic cannabis product K2 was associated with 13% of
admissions to an inpatient psychiatric ward in Dunedin,
including one patient with homicidal thoughts, during a
three-and-a-half-month audit done earlier this year.
Scores of Southern District Health Board middle managers on
transitional contracts face uncertainty, as the board runs a
''highbrow'' discussion about their jobs, Public Service
Association organiser Julie Morton says.