multinational Fonterra will be using exactly the same
financial structures as the Compass Group, and they are
completely legitimate, Dunedin chartered accountant Chris
People do not go to hospital to eat, they go there to be
treated, Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean said during a debate in
Parliament about scrapping this year's election at the
Southern District Health Board.
Some Dunedin melanoma patients died after they could not
access a life-extending cancer drug that looks set to be
funded in a couple of months, Dunedin oncologist Chris
A Pharmac proposal to fund hepatitis C drugs has created a
stir among sufferers, but not everyone will be covered,
Hepatitis C Resource Centre Otago co-ordinator Allison Beck
The Southern District Health Board has apologised for getting
its facts wrong in a public statement about sterilisation
practices at Dunedin Hospital.
Two claims have been settled with the Ministry of Social
Development in relation to Edward Anand's offending and more
are in progress, the ministry said in a statement.
The Compass Group is under fire for not paying enough tax in
this country, but Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says it's
a matter for the company.
Automation is starting to affect the ‘‘core'' work of
anaesthetists, and that is challenging for some specialists,
anaesthetist Ross Kennedy says.
The Southern District Health Board's new set of ‘‘draft
values'' espouses listening, kindness, having a positive
attitude and working with the community.
A technique first tested on bees is being trialled on New
Zealand surgical patients, and preliminary results suggest it
reduces the jet-lag caused by anaesthetic, Associate Prof Guy
Warman will tell a medical conference in Auckland today.
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