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Compass finances no issue: accountant

Compass finances no issue: accountant

New Zealand multinational Fonterra will be using exactly the same financial structures as the Compass Group, and they are completely legitimate, Dunedin chartered accountant Chris Worth says.

Dean says hospital food issue 'beat-up'

Dean says hospital food issue 'beat-up'

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.

Life-line for some with melanoma

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 Jackson says.

Hepatitis C drug funding could happen from July

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 says.

SDHB apologises over sterilisation

SDHB apologises over sterilisation

The Southern District Health Board has apologised for getting its facts wrong in a public statement about sterilisation practices at Dunedin Hospital.

Two claims settled, more in the pipeline

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.

Curran calls Compass’ tax arrangement amoral

Curran calls Compass’ tax arrangement amoral

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.

Anaesthetist argues automation has its uses

Anaesthetist argues automation has its uses

Automation is starting to affect the ‘‘core'' work of anaesthetists, and that is challenging for some specialists, anaesthetist Ross Kennedy says.

Listening one of new SDHB values

Listening one of new SDHB values

The Southern District Health Board's new set of ‘‘draft values'' espouses listening, kindness, having a positive attitude and working with the community.

Light helps patients to recover

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.