Elder abuse and neglect is "thriving" in Dunedin, despite
many people not accepting it could even happen in the South,
says Age Concern Otago elder abuse and neglect prevention
co-ordinator Marie Bennett.
Removing the right of some locked-in psychiatric patients to
smoke at Wakari Hospital breaches human rights and should not
have been implemented without the say-so of the health board,
Southern District Health Board member Richard Thomson says.