The mother of a woman with a major depressive illness has called on the Southern District Health Board to reconsider its plans to shut down its ketamine treatment trial.
Talks to settle the nurses pay dispute resume today.
Health reporter Mike Houlahan looks at what it takes to be a nurse.
Nurses and district health boards yesterday abided by Health Minister David Clark’s advice to take time for "pause and reflection" over their employment contract, but the rancorous dispute is set...
Health Minster David Clark stressed this morning that the Government would offer no more money to try and settle the long-running nurses pay dispute.
Dispute resolution providers FairWay have hit back at allegations by lawyers that the ACC review system lacks independence.
Talks are set to resume between nurses and DHBs, as the arm-wrestle over the collective employment contract continues. Nurses ended their 24-hour strike at 7am today.
Southern hospitals have thus far been able to cope with patient demand despite the nationwide nurses strike, the Southern District Health Board says.
A noisy picket line greeted visitors to Dunedin Hospital today, as nurses kicked off 24 hours of strike action.
Tomorrow's nurses strike is set to continue as scheduled, after facilitation talks ended this afternoon without an agreement being reached.
To borrow a line from Peter Finch in the movie Network, nurses are as mad as hell and they aren't going to take this any more.
The Southern District Health Board has started contacting hundreds of patients to cancel and reschedule appointments booked for tomorrow, after nurses voted to strike.
The Southern DHB has started ringing patients to cancel appointments, after nurses rejected a pay offer and voted to strike on Thursday.
The curtain hasn't quite fallen on the Fortune Theatre but its descent gathered pace last night with a formal resolution to wind up the stricken performance venue and appoint liquidators.
The Accident Compensation Corporation's relationship with the firm it has contracted to review ACC decisions is ethically wrong and may turn out to be legally wrong as well, a leading ACC lawyer says.
It sings, it dances, it keeps children entertained, but Nao 6 is no mere toy.
A breast cancer organisation is stunned a file containing personal information about 26 women could be lost in central Dunedin.
Concerns about the independence of the ACC review process "are not rocket science", an injured persons’ advocacy group says.
A leading Dunedin ACC lawyer says he cannot recommend clients take disputed claims to a tribunal to be resolved because of concerns about the independence of the process.
Technology already means people could become parents after their death, but New Zealand law needs to be reviewed to decide whether they should, an ethics committee says.