The South will not be left behind by a new cancer treatment
target, but there will be challenges in some areas, medical
oncology clinical leader Dr Blair McLaren says.
Hospital kitchens in Dunedin, Queenstown and Invercargill
will be privatised, provided the benefits stack up, the
Southern District Health Board announced yesterday.
The chief executive of the cash-strapped Southern District
Health Board has had a pay rise, the total package topping
$500,000 in the last financial year.
Just five GP vouchers have been redeemed in a scheme meant to
lighten the load on Dunedin Hospital's emergency department
(ED), but the scheme will continue.
Dunedin has stepped on to the international literary stage,
late last night being named a Unesco Creative City of
The economic recovery has been credited with a reduction in
child poverty revealed in a report released today - but
nearly one in four children are still living in poverty.
Samples collected from Otago Peninsula last week are being
tested in Wellington in another bid to find the trigger for
an illness threatening yellow-eyed penguin chicks.
Descendants of missionary school Anglo-Indian children who
came to New Zealand last century to start new lives have
gathered in Dunedin for a reunion.
A fish tank in Dunedin Hospital cost more than $1000 a week
to run in its first year.
Surprise and relief have greeted the Government's decision to
ditch controversial cost-cutting organisation Health Benefits
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