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
Aged residential care providers are complaining about falling
occupancy rates, as the health board keeps more older people
at home, a report to the Southern District Health Board
disability support committee says.
Two former synthetic cannabis users and an addict have come
forward to share their experiences as a warning, while a
Salvation Army bridge programme admissions co-ordinator says
some people are using K2 to break their cannabis addiction.