A former Wakari Hospital mental health nurse has been
censured for verbally abusing patients, and inappropriately
touching one of them.
A new electronic patient meal ordering system in Southern
District Health Board hospitals will still be used if
hospital food preparation is centralised to Christchurch, the
Restraining an 85-year-old dementia sufferer several times in
2010 indicated systemic failures at Dunedin's Ross Home and
Hospital, deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Theo
Baker has found.
The heart she was given allowed Veronica Ball another eight
precious years of life, her grieving family said this week.
Concern health staff do not understand the implications of
their views entering the public arena was behind a decision
to withhold their details, the Southern District Health Board
Visual impairment is an ignored public health issue, says a
founding trustee of a new Dunedin-based national organisation
which has been established to bring about change.
The crucial role mentors play helping new nurses fit in has
been highlighted at Dunedin Hospital.
A Dunedin referendum on fluoride would stir up old arguments
which have been settled by science, Southern District Health
Board chairman Joe Butterfield says.
That a pilot bowel cancer screening programme is credited
with saving 60 lives in its first year highlights the
''outrage'' of not introducing it nationwide, University of
Otago health services researcher Dr Sarah Derrett says.
Dunedin man Jason May is taking his son, Sinclair, to Hong
Kong for a month to undergo tongue acupuncture from the man
who pioneered the technique.
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