When he started his specialist career, medical oncology
was new and New Zealand had faster access to cancer drugs
than Australia. Southern District Health Board medical
oncologist Dr David Perez spoke to health report Eileen
Goodwin ahead of his retirement.
It was supposed to be a pre-baby break relaxing and walking
the dog at Lake Hawea. But Timaru couple Nicola and Brent
Prue's plans abruptly changed when Mrs Prue went into labour
with son Angus, who was born last Tuesday, at 33 weeks'
Dunedin Hospital's cooks will focus on food ''regeneration''
- rather than cooking fresh meals for patients - after their
job numbers are cut, according to a proposal Compass Group
tried to keep under wraps.