Personal care appears to be increasing as the health board
reduces general home help and the two might be connected,
Southern District Health Board member Richard Thomson said at
the board's full meeting yesterday.
An arrangement allowing for some patients requiring radiation
treatment for cancer to be transferred between Christchurch
and Dunedin services is expected to be formalised by the
Southern District Health Board today.
A delay in the introduction of the new Southern Primary
Health Organisation has been reluctantly accepted by the
Southern District Health Board, but it must not result in
extra costs, Errol Millar says.