Infection control was tightened at Queen Mary Maternity
Centre in Dunedin Hospital after eight women contracted
Adding fluoride to water supplies would be costly for rural
communities, and Southland does not have a functioning health
board to make the decision, Southland Mayor Gary Tong says.
A Dunedin woman whose son provided her with meals during a
stay in Dunedin Hospital is calling on the Health Minister to
change his attitude.
The University of Otago is reporting a modest increase in
first-year and international student numbers, but total
domestic enrolments have dropped.
One of the five Dunedin Hospital patients who contracted a
superbug may have picked it up in a rest-home, the Southern
District Health Board has confirmed.
Early uptake of the influenza vaccine appears to be high in
the South this year.
About 40,000 people in the Southern District Health Board
area may require elective surgery, a survey released
The Compass Group has made a food manager redundant in
Dunedin because of a lack of custom at hospital staff cafes.
The Southern District Health Board is ‘‘absolutely'' holding
the Compass Group to account over the standard of Dunedin
Hospital meals, but specific details and clauses in the
15-year contract with the multinational remain obscure.
Five Dunedin Hospital patients have screened positive for an
antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a reminder of the importance
of infection control, chief medical officer Dr Nigel Millar
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