"Care managers" would help the elderly to remain in the
community under proposals to be put to a Southern District
Health Board committee today.
Proposed sexual health funding restrictions come just as an
access programme is starting to show results, Dunedin Sexual
Health Clinic clinical leader Dr Jill McIlraith says.
A suggestion that an already-deferred Otago Peninsula
cycleway project might mss out on future funding has upset
Peninsula Community Board deputy chairwoman Christine Garey.
Two Ministry of Health-funded workshops were held in Dunedin
yesterday on female circumcision, a cultural practice which
is illegal in New Zealand.
A long-running dispute between two recreational groups over
reserve land in Waikouaiti is still unresolved, and the
Dunedin City Council will decide who gets to use it.
The Otago Peninsula
Community Board is writing to Conservation Minister Kate
Wilkinson to demand harsher penalties for wildlife smugglers.
The Otago Peninsula Community
Board plans to give the balance of its community projects
fund to its earthquake-affected counterpart in Lyttelton, and
encourages other community boards to do the same.
The Southern Primary Health Organisation has written to Otago
and Southland GPs to allay concerns about its proposed
Dunedin is the "perfect model" for developing the
knowledge-based environmentally conscious society to which
New Zealand should aspire, Prof Sir Paul Callaghan says.
Dunedin GPs are criticising the Southern Primary Health
Organisation's proposed funding changes, saying it is
offering to pay for procedures that come under the district
health board, while leaving other patients in the lurch.
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