A patient on a ventilation machine at home who died because
of a power failure is one of 40 medical mishaps recorded by
the Southern District Health Board in 2010-11.
Ross McClintock, of Dunedin, tries an electric bike on
Saturday morning on Cargill St at a Dunedin City
Council-organised event for Bike Wise Month.
A house is to be built and auctioned to raise funds for the
The 82-year-old spearheading the neurosurgery fundraising
effort was bemused when he was asked to take the role.
The South's business community is being urged to back the
campaign to raise $3 million for neurosurgery.
About 20 union members at Dunedin's Redroofs Rest Home in
Maori Hill will stop work for two hours on March 1 to protest
a 1% pay offer, Service and Food Workers Union advocate
Alastair Duncan says.
Woodhaugh Rest Home, in Dunedin, is seeking permission to
develop a 16-bed dementia unit and a hospital facility.
Southern District Health Board's Crown monitor, Stuart
McLauchlan, has had his tenure "rolled over" after it expired
at the end of last year, a spokesman for Health Minister Tony
Computer games to stimulate, monitor and aid the elderly will
become more central to providing care as the population ages,
Norway-based computer scientist Dr Simon McCallum says.
A police officer interviewed members of Campus Watch after an
incident yesterday about 8.10pm at the University of Otago,
near the St David lecture theatres, which resulted in two
arrests, Senior Sergeant Craig Brown said.
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