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2008-10-12 15:00:21

By EATON, Dan National has been forced to trim its election health pledges due to tough economic times. Policies shed include a costly $40 million insurance rebate for seniors, while questions remain about the fate of funding plans for breast cancer drug Herceptin and Plunketline. On the campaign trail yesterday at a Palmerston North medical centre, National leader John Key unveiled plans to fund 20 new elective surgery theatres and train 800 additional surgeons, anaesthetists and...

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...