The push to reopen Dunedin's historic courthouse has been
dealt a blow by the Government saying the strengthening work
will now cost more than $15 million and the proposal will
need to be reviewed.
A 79-year-old man and a woman in her 60s were missing off the
Catlins coast last night when they failed to return from a
recreational fishing trip.
New figures suggest the Southern District Health Board is
outperforming most other health boards regarding a procedure
after having been the worst.
A patient who was self-administering morphine repeatedly to
relieve his pain while a serious complication was missed
should have been checked more thoroughly to find the source
of his discomfort, the Health and Disability Commissioner
The financially stressed Southern District Health Board has
been given a $7 million cash injection so it can pay its
bills, Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman has confirmed.
Shania Hutton knows how hard it is to be stuck in hospital
with not much to do.
A Dunedin produce supplier remains in limbo over its
agreement with Dunedin Hospital's kitchen worth hundreds of
thousands of dollars.
Staff at Rendell on Reed rest-home in Oamaru are happier
after a successful mediation with management, the Service and
Food Workers Union says.
A report revealing the extent of bullying among surgeons has
shocked the profession, and it is vowing to change.
There was ''absolute silence'' at a surgeons' meeting when a
report about bullying was presented, Dunedin cardiothoracic
surgeon Dick Bunton says.
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