The British Parliament ought to impeach Tony Blair to ensure
the former prime minister never holds public office again,
the University of Otago's Kevin Clements says.
A tentative construction start of December 2019 for the
Dunedin Hospital redevelopment has been revealed in new
documents released by Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman
under the Official Information Act.
Four Dunedin Hospital radiologists have resigned this year,
partly as a consequence of what has been described as a
"petty and pious'' attitude from senior management.
Construction of the new Dunedin Hospital intensive care unit
will start in August, after a delay of more than a year, it
has been confirmed.
There were 44 suspected or actual suicide deaths in the
Southern District Health Board area in the 12 months ending
May 31, new figures show.
New figures revealing a particularly high incidence of bowel
cancer in people aged 60 to 69 in the South highlight the
urgent need for the screening programme, a campaigner says.
The Dunedin Hospital food debacle was fodder for the Otago
Polytechnic Food Design Conference yesterday.
The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation has turned down
fundraising events that are too focused on alcohol, chief
executive Evangelia Henderson says.
The head of the group
overseeing the Dunedin Hospital rebuild is confident the
project is not alienating the Dunedin community, and has
appealed for people to consider the "greater good''.
An 85-year-old Dunedin woman who gathered hundreds of
signatures to save her local postbox was in tears after a New
Zealand Post manager visited her home to tell her it was
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