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2008-08-29 15:00:52

By MILNE, Amy THE Health Minister has knocked National's calls for an independent investigation into the norovirus outbreaks at Dunedin Hospital as premature. Hospital management is calling it one of the worst outbreaks in years and National health spokesman Tony Ryall has demanded an independent body investigate. "This has been the most significant outbreak in recent memory and the public deserves to know what may have contributed to it, and what can be done to better deal with future...

2008-08-19 09:01:12

New Zealand hospital lockdown goes on WELLINGTON, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- A lockdown at New Zealand's Dunedin Hospital due to an outbreak of a norovirus has been extended, Radio New Zealand reported. The continuation of the lockdown meant all outpatient appointments, including x-rays, all planned admissions, investigations and elective surgery scheduled for Monday had been canceled, officials said. Staff were contacting all 800 people affected. Managers at the Dunedin Hospital will meet...

2008-08-14 18:00:44

By MORGAN, Jared TIMELINE Ella Irihapti McMillan-Meager was delivered at Southland Hospital on June 10, 2006. She died two days later in Dunedin Hospital. October 2007: Coroner Trevor Savage rules excessive force used in the delivery was a contributing factor in baby Ella's death. August 2008: Health and Disability Commissioner Ron Paterson's opinion was Dr Tomeu did not provide an appropriate and acceptable standard of care and that his failure to do so was major. It is...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.