Otago and Southland ranked poorly in a clinical leadership
survey partly because of Southern District Health Board chief
executive Brian Rousseau's "propensity to get fixations on
particular issues", Association of Salaried Medical
Specialists executive director Ian Powell says.
The bottleneck at Dunedin Hospital's emergency department
must be fixed but the hospital's other wards and services are
"wonderful", a Grey Power member told representatives from
Dunedin Hospital at a special meeting yesterday.
Otago University Club member Aakash Chhibber donned Pacific
Island women's dress yesterday to highlight a petition
calling for action to protect women in the Pacific Islands