A new book on medicines for women is aimed at the
''intelligent lay person'' as well as health professionals,
its editor, Mira Harrison-Woolrych, says.
Dunedin organisation BPAC NZ is adapting English medical
guidelines for New Zealand. Prof David Haslam, of the
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, visited
Dunedin this week. Health reporter Eileen Goodwin attended
A legal win for respite carers should prompt an overhaul of
the entire system, Carers' Society Otago manager Susan
Unions have succeeded in securing a one-month delay in the
decision on whether to outsource southern hospital kitchens.
A dilemma faces the Southern District Health Board as it
decides whether to fully redevelop its Dunedin intensive care
unit (ICU) now, or wait until the $200 million rebuild.
The Ministry of Health is forming a group, to include The
Treasury, which will plan the rebuild of the Dunedin Hospital
clinical services building.
A new health centre may be built in Mosgiel, but the plan is
in its ''embryo'' phase, subdivision developer Syd Brown
The MP pay rise backtracking is a start, but chief executive
pay should also be in the Government's sights, Dunedin South
Labour MP Clare Curran says.
A bequest has enabled St John to buy a new $200,000 ambulance
to service the Taieri area.
The flu vaccine is expected to be far more effective in the
southern hemisphere than in the northern hemisphere, where,
in England, it has achieved a success rate of just 3%.
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