More older patients are turning up in Dunedin Hospital's
emergency department, prompting fears the cost of primary
health care is putting some off visiting the GP.
Opposition parties have described a residential care
asset-threshold change in this week's Budget as an attack on
Firefighters were at the scene of a blaze yesterday which
rendered this Mosgiel state house uninhabitable.
Holding a ship's wheel, Port Chalmers Historical Society
president Norman Ledgerwood is preparing for the Port
Chalmers Maritime Museum's $150,000 upgrade.
Two Southland Hospital nurses have been transferred to
Dunedin Hospital this week on a temporary basis to help
alleviate a nursing shortage.
The University of Otago has a favoured candidate for the post
of inaugural professor of the Neurological Foundation Chair
Women should not hesitate to ask for a second opinion on
being advised they need a mastectomy, as the resulting delay
is not likely to worsen the cancer, breast cancer survivor Dr
Sue Walthert says.
Another boost to dementia-care funding is likely to be
"trumpeted" by the Government in Thursday's Budget, New
Zealand Aged Care Association chief executive Martin Taylor
Southern Community Laboratories in Dunedin has apologised to
the Otago woman who had a mastectomy by mistake earlier this
year, SCL pathologist and medical director Dr Peter
Southland Hospital nurses might be brought to Dunedin
Hospital to address a nursing staffing "crisis" in Dunedin,
New Zealand Nurses Organisation associate industrial services
manager GlendaAlexander says.
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