Southern District Health Board should immediately release a
long-awaited report into the cause of an IT crash that
created havoc in February, Dunedin North MP David Clark says.
Mercy Hospital, in Dunedin, has received a national
occupational safety award for eliminating toxic smoke plumes
in operating theatres.
A prestigious research position endowed at the University of
Otago seven years ago remains empty because it has been
difficult to attract top talent to Dunedin, its benefactor
Ross Home and Hospital, in Dunedin, will now stay in lockdown
until after the long weekend to be sure it is ''110%
cleared'' of gastroenteritis, manager Margaret Pearce says.
A Dunedin organisation has secured a multimillion-dollar
contract to provide indigenous health IT for Northern
Winston Peters homed in on power prices and the evils of the
''market'' in a speech to mainly elderly people in South
Parents who cannot afford to take their children to the
doctor will benefit from free GP visits and prescriptions
announced in the Budget, Silverstream School principal
Elizabeth Cleverley says.
Improving housing and nutrition would do more good for
children than giving them free doctors' visits, Dunedin GP
Susie Lawless says.
Democracy must be extended to the workplace before big gaps
in income will change, Spirit Level author Prof Richard
Wilkinson told an audience in Dunedin yesterday.
The Green Party's top two MPs could be co-deputy prime
ministers in a Green-Labour government, co-leader Metiria
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