Merging clinical departments at Southern District Health
Board "smacks of a takeover of Otago by Southland", a
submitter on the proposal told the board.
The Dunedin man killed while clearing a slip in Fiordland on
Friday planned to retire at the end of next year after a long
and varied career in infrastructure works.
Staff of the former Seacliff and Cherry Farm psychiatric
institutions are gathering today to mark anniversaries this
year of them closing.
Patients are waiting three weeks for "urgent" computerised
tomography (CT) scans at Dunedin Hospital - a week more than
the target of two weeks.
Orokonui Ecosanctuary, in Dunedin, is now home to 44
The Dunedin School of Medicine reviewed its student
identification processes yesterday, following the "alarming"
revelation of a fake medical student in Auckland, University
of Otago Faculty of Medicine dean Prof Peter Crampton said.
A year after Occupy Dunedin took over the heart of the city,
they were back yesterday to re-occupy the Octagon - for a
Good patient care is being achieved through the "largely
invisible" and unsustainable efforts of staff, a report about
Southern District Health Board work practices says.
"Case-by-case expose" stories about suicide were not the
intention of new guidelines loosening restrictions around its
reporting, Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne says.
Southern District Health Board chief executive Carole Heatly
was paid between $120,000 and $129,999 in her first four
months in the job.
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