Newborn Matilda Corrie, held by Dunedin midwife Cheryl Smith,
and her mother, Tracey Woodford, were presented with a
storybook to mark International Day of the Midwife at the
Queen Mary Maternity Centre in Dunedin yesterday.
Departing planning and funding head Robert Mackway-Jones has
been credited with improving the Southern District Health
Board's relationships with the public, as the board farewells
the long-standing executive.
New fire safety rules for aged residential care facilities
are ''a nonsense'' that could trigger full fire safety
upgrades when an alteration is carried out, New Zealand Aged
Care Association Otago Southland board member Malcolm Hendry
Poor access to surgery forces the renal service into a
''vicious cycle'' in which patients are not always prepared
surgically for home dialysis, which then pressures hospital
services, Dunedin Hospital nephrologist Dr John Schollum said