Dunedin GPs are criticising the Southern Primary Health
Organisation's proposed funding changes, saying it is
offering to pay for procedures that come under the district
health board, while leaving other patients in the lurch.
The parents of a Dunedin toddler who died on the way to
participating in research in the United States on his rare
metabolic disorder say they are proud they made the last
months of their son's short life special.
A proposal to offer free
dental care for "high needs" adults has upset some in the
health sector who warn against putting money into "rotten
teeth", Southern Primary Health Organisation chairman Dr
Conway Powell says.