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Breast-screening staff left reeling

Breast-screening staff left reeling

The interim clinical director of Southern District Health Board's breast-screening service says staff were ''surprised and distressed'' by news the board may opt out of the service.

Health board seats attract good interest

Health board seats attract good interest

Health reporter Eileen Goodwin looks at some of the issues facing candidates in the Southern District Health Board election.

SDHB may opt out of breast screening

SDHB may opt out of breast screening

The Southern District Health Board may opt out of running Otago and Southland's breast-screening service.

Smear tests cheaper this month

Smear tests cheaper this month

Smears save lives and Southern women can save on testing costs this month.

Committee to meet more often

The community and public health committee will have more prominence in the next Southern District Health Board term, board members heard at this month's meeting in Oamaru.

SDHB supports Cook Islands nursing

A visit to Rarotonga to help nurses there may be the start of a long-term support relationship between the Southern District Health Board and Cook Islands nursing.

Fertility service outsourcing taken off agenda

A discussion on the fate of the Otago Fertility Service was taken off the agenda of this week's Southern District Health Board meeting.

Injured baby's mother sought hospital's help

The Southern District Health Board is to conduct a ''thorough review'' of its actions after the father of a 3-week-old baby whose throat was slashed in Invercargill this week blamed Southland Hospital for turning his wife away when she asked for help.

Vote for full smoking ban

Vote for full smoking ban

Locked-in Wakari Hospital mental health patients will no longer be exempt from Southern District Health Board's smoking ban, the board's hospital advisory committee decided yesterday.

Cannabis laws not helping - health workers

The legal status of cannabis puts a ''massive block'' between client and clinician, Pact mental health clinical leader Matthew Peppercorn told a cannabis public forum at Dunedin Hospital.

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