Employing suitably qualified audiology staff has been the
most important factor in ''significant'' improvements to
Dunedin Hospital's audiology service, a review released by
Southern District Health Board under the Official Information
New work assessments for the disabled and people with health
conditions will impose ''unnecessary angst'' and wrongly put
the onus on clients rather than employers, CCS Disability
Action Otago patron Donna-Rose McKay says.
Women in Otago and Southland migh receive a better quality
breast-screening service by a different provider than the
present health board service, which is ''limping along'',
Federation of Women's Health Councils co-convener Barbara
Disappointment has been expressed over the failure of the
Southern District Health Board to recruit radiologists, and
its consequent decision to relinquish the southern
breast-screening service from the middle of next year.
An ''insurmountable'' lack of radiologists has forced the
Southern District Health Board to relinquish the southern
breast-screening service from the middle of next year, the
board announced yesterday.