Carers' Society Otago is to lose a substantial chunk of its
funding in a Ministry of Health shake-up.
A senior Dunedin medical figure has taken issue with new
health minister Dr Jonathan Coleman's ''condescending''
approach towards doctors at the Southern District Health
Anglican Family Care Centre staff are taking industrial
action because of a pay dispute.
In some ways, anaesthetists are victims of their own success,
Dunedin Hospital anaesthetist Dr Andrew Smith says.
Inspector Mel Aitken, of Dunedin police, opens
Asthma Otago's marathon event at the Fraser Building at
Dunedin Hospital yesterday with organiser and participant
Murray Moore alongside.
Managers and staff at
Dunedin Hospital celebrated with cake yesterday because the
intensive care unit had achieved 1000 days without a central
line associated bacteraemia (Clab).
The senior doctors' union has warned the South may lose
services to Christchurch, and says the Southern District
Health Board is abrogating responsibility for its patients.
Mosgiel GP Richard Muir (65) has retired after 36 years of
treating local patients.
Some specialist services at Dunedin Hospital may not be
viable as stand-alone services because they do not have a
sufficient population base to support them, a health plan out
for consultation today says.
New Labour leader contender David Parker is promising a
gentler, kinder type of politics if he wins the top job.
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