New Zealand has kept pace internationally with senior
doctors' pay, except compared with Australia, Dunedin
Hospital emergency specialist and Association of Salaried
Medical Specialists representative Dr John Chambers says.
Dunedin Hospital's emergency department had a particularly
busy December but still performed reasonably well in keeping
waiting times in check, Otago chief operating officer Vivian
Blake told the hospital's advisory committee in Dunedin this
The childhood immunisation register should be expanded to
include general health information as part of efforts to
protect vulnerable children, Southern District Health Board
member Kaye Crowther told a health committee yesterday.