Health

Doctors back flu shot

An Oamaru doctor says flu vaccinations help ``build a firewall'' and is encouraging residents to make sure they get the jab before flu season...

Study into WDHS links continues

A study into whether Waitaki District Health Services (WDHS) will link with the South Canterbury District Health Board is ongoing, and will result in...

Women’s health event

Waitaki's women are invited to a health evening at the Kurow Golf Club next month. ``After the success of our men's health night 18 months...

A diagnosis that changed a family’s life

A matter of days and a visit to the doctor is all it took for one North Otago family's lives to be changed forever. On...

Age no block to success

Herbert man Geoff Higgins is making strides in the discipline of aikido, at the age of 72. Last April, he started taking aikido classes three...

Diabetes North Otago urges youth to get involved

Diabetes North Otago is encouraging young people with diabetes to get more involved with the organisation _ and each other. A coffee group held last...

Pipe band hands over hall – Hospital may open `integrated family...

Oamaru's North Otago Highland Pipe Band Hall may become the home of a medical centre or something similar after being bought by...

Bequest to stroke support group spent on hospital hoist

CHRIS.TOBIN @oamarumail.co.nz A bequest to Oamaru Stroke Support has allowed the group to pay for equipment at Oamaru Hospital. President Gladys Youngman said Oamaru Stroke Support had...

Bill fails to impress mother

Friday, August 14 The mother of a building apprentice killed in the 2010 Pike River Mine disaster says the Health and Safety Reform Bill values...

Slow internet speeds hamper hospital’s links

A slow internet connection at Oamaru Hospital continues to cause problems, even though ultra-fast broadband (UFB) is available. While the Ministry of Business, Innovation and...

Labour MPs to visit hospital

The Labour Party's two health spokespeople will visit Oamaru tomorrow - but the Southern District Health Board commissioner has still not set a date...

MP criticises SDHB absence

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean is comfortable no Southern District Health Board (SDHB) representatives attended Sunday's rally against funding cuts to Oamaru Hospital but Labour...

SDHB no show disappoints

Friday, July 3 Waitaki District Mayor Gary Kircher is disappointed no representatives from the Southern District Health Board will attend a march against proposed cuts...

Oamaru not on SDHB tour

The Southern District Health Board commissioner team will not be visiting Oamaru during a two-week tour of the south. It was announced yesterday that commissioner...

High hopes for march for health

Monday, June 29 Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher is confident well in excess of 1000 people will join a march against underfunding and proposed cuts to...
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