The cash-strapped Southern District Health Board is defending
the cost of its physio pool in Invercargill, when it says it
cannot afford to keep Dunedin's physio pool open.
Mediation starts tomorrow in Wellington in a bid to avert the
biggest industrial action in health in a decade.
A National Party promise to boost hospice funding will make a
significant difference to Otago Community Hospice, taking
some pressure off its annual fundraising effort, chief
executive Ginny Green says.
Nurse-to-patient ratios in Dunedin Hospital's emergency
department are being stretched to as many as one to 10,
Dunedin North MP Dr David Clark says.
The use of hand-sanitisers in classrooms did not reduce
school sick leave in children, Dunedin-led research published
in an academic journal found.
Just over 78% of Dunedin North electors have so far enrolled
to vote in next month's election.
Scaffolding has started to go up on Dunedin Hospital's
clinical services building, which is being repaired to stop
A Dunedin poverty campaigner is ''slightly puzzled'' by
Labour's promise of free GP visits for older people, which
she says will increasingly benefit the ''selfish generation''
of baby boomers.
Church representatives were questioned about gay rights at a
forum in Dunedin last night marking a year this month since
marriage equality law passed.
Nearly one in five specialists could retire in the next five
years, creating a ''precarious'' situation, the latest
workforce report of the senior doctors' union says.
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