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.
It would be wrong to characterise the Southern District
Health Board as an ''unhappy DHB'', new health minister Dr
Jonathan Coleman says.
Dunedin-based research due for release early next year may
help determine if there is a link between obesity and
One of few bright spots for the Labour Party on election
night was hanging on to the party vote in Dunedin North, but
special votes have overturned its 24-vote lead in that
A St John ambulance fundraising initiative is on hold after a
Dunedin man complained to the Office of the Privacy
A ''constant obsession'' with deficits at the Southern
District Health Board has created a toxic atmosphere of blame
and stress, departing medical director Dr James Knight says.
Dunedin-based List MP Michael Woodhouse has become Minister
of Police and also Minister of Workplace Relations, and has
retained Immigration in the Government's new Cabinet line-up.
The troubled Southern District Health Board is reaching
crisis point. Health reporter Eileen Goodwin examines its
challenges ahead of the announcement on Monday of the new
An attempt to raise the subject of recent high-level
resignations at the Southern District Health Board was
blocked yesterday by the chairman at a board meeting in
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