Allowing mental health patients to smoke on hospital grounds
suggests to them they are second-class citizens whose health
does not matter, a staff proposal to a Southern District
Health Board committee says.
Thousands of caregivers will be invited to join a class
action in the wake of a court judgement clearing the way for
a challenge on the basis of gender discrimination, Service
and Food Workers' Union national secretary John Ryall says.
Wide variations in the cost of a child's appointment with a
doctor are ''obscene'', and the medical fraternity should
agree a city-wide price, Salvation Army Dunedin Community
Ministries manager Lindsay Andrews says.