Dunedin Hospital emergency department staff apologised to the
family of a Dunedin woman who died from an abdominal aortic
aneurysm (AAA) rupture that the department failed to
diagnose, a coroner's finding reveals.
An Otago-only scheme that gives older people greater control
over their home help could be axed by the Southern District
The Southern District Health Board has followed up with most
of the women involved in concerns its breast-screening
programme might have had a higher than acceptable rate of
false negative readings.
More older patients are turning up in Dunedin Hospital's
emergency department, prompting fears the cost of primary
health care is putting some off visiting the GP.
Opposition parties have described a residential care
asset-threshold change in this week's Budget as an attack on
Firefighters were at the scene of a blaze yesterday which
rendered this Mosgiel state house uninhabitable.
Holding a ship's wheel, Port Chalmers Historical Society
president Norman Ledgerwood is preparing for the Port
Chalmers Maritime Museum's $150,000 upgrade.
Two Southland Hospital nurses have been transferred to
Dunedin Hospital this week on a temporary basis to help
alleviate a nursing shortage.
The University of Otago has a favoured candidate for the post
of inaugural professor of the Neurological Foundation Chair
Women should not hesitate to ask for a second opinion on
being advised they need a mastectomy, as the resulting delay
is not likely to worsen the cancer, breast cancer survivor Dr
Sue Walthert says.
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