Dr Mary Hardy, of the United States, speaks to a mostly
medical audience in Dunedin yesterday about combining
alternative therapies with conventional medicine to reduce
the side effects of cancer treatment and to garner other
Arguments between unions and district health boards over how
many nurses hospitals need could be eliminated by new
software that shows what patients need, the director of a
unit that oversees the system says.
Many of the more than 13,000 people who signed a petition
calling for the Southern District Health Board to reinstate
two dropped home-care support providers did not understand
what they were signing, board member Neville Cook says.