It was easy to talk down the local economy, but the evidence
did not back it up, Prime Minister John Key told Scott
Technology workers in Dunedin yesterday.
A visit to Rarotonga to help nurses there may be the start of
a long-term support relationship between the Southern
District Health Board and Cook Islands nursing.
People who fear they have Alzheimer's disease are
increasingly seeking help earlier in the course of the
illness, Alzheimer's Society Otago manager Julie Butler says.
Leukaemia sufferer Paul Highton says nothing more can be done
for him medically, and is blunt about his ''limited future''.
Patients compelled to stop smoking must have a high level of
intervention and support when they leave Wakari Hospital,
Southern District Health Board member Richard Thomson says.
A discussion on the fate of the Otago Fertility Service was
taken off the agenda of this week's Southern District Health
Locked-in Wakari Hospital mental health patients will no
longer be exempt from Southern District Health Board's
smoking ban, the board's hospital advisory committee decided
Allowing mental health patients to smoke on hospital grounds
suggests to them they are second-class citizens whose health
does not matter, a staff proposal to a Southern District
Health Board committee says.
Dunedin Hospital has apologised to the Otago Association for
Deaf Children for ignoring its concerns about audiology
The legal status of cannabis puts a ''massive block'' between
client and clinician, Pact mental health clinical leader
Matthew Peppercorn told a cannabis public forum at Dunedin
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