A campaign to save the Dunedin-based National Poisons Centre
has struck a chord with parents, Dunedin North MP Dr David
Ross Home and Hospital, in Dunedin, is likely to be in
lockdown until Monday, following a gastroenteritis outbreak.
Complaints from Southern District Health Board staff about
strange smells in a dental unit were put down to it being
new, and nothing was done, the board has confirmed.
Dunedin Hospital has been hit by a ''perfect storm'' of two
different gastroenteritis bugs, patient services medical
director Dick Bunton says.
Academics whose work sparked worldwide debate about wealth
inequality will give a public lecture in Dunedin next week.
It is unfair to expect the cash-strapped Southern District
Health Board to find a million dollars to fix leaks at
Dunedin Hospital, Labour health spokeswoman Annette King
Two wards at Dunedin Hospital are under tight restrictions
because of a diarrhoea and vomiting outbreak.
The bill for repairing Dunedin Hospital's leaks will be at
least $1 million, Southern District Health Board chairman Joe
Some of the best fleeces in the nation will be on show in
Mosgiel on Friday.
An Australian-owned health provider hopes to take over the
Dunedin-based National Poisons Centre under the merger being
pushed by the Ministry of Health.
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