The Ministry of Health will start gathering colonoscopy data
from district health boards, but it should not be seen as a
"report card" of DHBs, Ministry of Health cancer programme
national clinical director Dr John Childs says.
The Southern District Health Board has called for expressions
of interest from health providers wanting to be based at
Lakes District Hospital, as the DHB implements National
Health Board recommendations.
The marine rescue service has to do a "bit of detective work"
after finding an empty 25-person life raft floating 49
nautical miles east of Dunedin, Rescue Co-ordination Centre
spokesman Ross Henderson says.