Mental health provider Pact has been awarded a contract to
house mental health patients, after Southern District Health
Board quit Hulme House, in High St, a year ago because it was
General surgeons in Dunedin and Invercargill will start
taking some acute urology calls this year to relieve pressure
on the centres' two permanent urologists. The move was
revealed in a newsletter to Otago GPs yesterday.
A poorly understood condition suffered by up to one in five
New Zealanders finally gained its own scope of practice last
month when the Medical Council formally recognised pain
medicine. Dunedin anaesthetist and pain medicine specialist
Dr David Jones had led a six-year campaign to ensure the
specialty achieved the status it has in Australia, where it
has been recognised since 2005.