A women's health consumer group says the loss of more than
3800 mammograms is more serious than the Southern District
Health Board has acknowledged.
A new work testing regime has started for ill and disabled
people, but no-one has been referred in its first couple of
Citizens Advice Bureau Dunedin is setting up an outreach
service in Mosgiel.
Just 13% of pregnant women have accepted the offer of a free
whooping cough vaccine, figures released by the Ministry of
Labour will release policy next month on a move to expand a
bowel cancer screening pilot, the party's health spokeswoman
Annette King confirmed yesterday.
Details have emerged from a nurses' meeting about concerns a
lack of staff in Dunedin Hospital's neonatal intensive care
unit (Nicu) could be harming patients.
An urgent update to computer systems was not deferred last
year by the Southern District Health Board, chief executive
Carole Heatly assured board members at their meeting in
Concern health heads are ''robbing Nurse Betty to pay Dr
Ropata'' by skimping on nurse budgets has been raised by a
Southern District Health Board member.
The nurses' union will take a ''strategic approach'' to
releasing information about conditions in Dunedin and Wakari
hospitals in its attempts to persuade the health board to
hire more staff.
The chairmen of two southern health entities locked in a
multimillion-dollar dispute are talking in a fresh attempt to
resolve the wrangle.
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