The Southern District Health Board may opt out of running
Otago and Southland's breast-screening service.
The community and public health committee will have more
prominence in the next Southern District Health Board term,
board members heard at this month's meeting in Oamaru.
More than half the newly released prisoners in a health pilot
were still enrolled with a GP six months after it ended,
exceeding the expectation of programme co-ordinator Susie
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
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