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
New Zealand's stubbornly high suicide rate shows it is time
for a serious rethink, Royal Australian and New Zealand
College of Psychiatrists Community Member Graham Roper says.
A record 53% of Southern District Health Board staff received
a flu jab this year, the board said yesterday.
Tony Ryall says public investment in health services in
Dunedin is ''quite good'', but the Government is not getting
The Government's elective surgery targets encourage health
boards to push through high volumes of straightforward
procedures, senior doctors' union executive director Ian
Strategies are in place to avoid the situation faced by last
year's nursing graduates, 30% of whom were unemployed at one
The Southern District Health Board's communications
department is advertising for a fifth staff member.
Smoke-free clauses will be added to community providers'
contracts under a policy approved by the Southern District
Board members, not staff, will decide whether locked-in
mental health patients at Southern District Health Board are
allowed to smoke.
The Southern District Health Board has accepted fault in its
treatment of a Dunedin patient who probably died from having
toxic levels of a drug used to treat schizophrenia.
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