Health boards have little influence over the health of the
population, and representatives who think they will change
things fail to realise the Minister of Health is in charge,
Southern District Health Board candidate Richard Thomson told
a forum in Dunedin yesterday.
Demotions for Dunedin's two electorate MPs in Labour leader
David Cunliffe's new line-up, unveiled yesterday, are signs
of the city's loss of influence in an otherwise cautious
reshuffle, University of Otago politics lecturer Dr Bryce
The more regional breast-screening schemes fall into private
hands, the harder it gets to maintain a world-class screening
programme, University of Otago cancer screening authority
Associate Prof Brian Cox says.