Growing public health crisis in Dunedin
MP for Dunedin South
24 February 2014 MEDIA
Growing public health crisis in
A Public Health Meeting hosted by Dunedin
MPs, Clare Curran and David Clark will be held this
Friday at the Hunter Centre, located corner Great King
Street & Fredrick Street to discuss the serious state of
health issues in the region.
Labour Spokesperson for
Health, the Hon. Annette King will lead the panel discussion
and open questions from the floor.
“We have a
pressure-cooker situation building in Otago and Southland
health services, with work pressure from funding cuts and a
growing climate of fear in the sector,” Clare Curran
Note to Editors: This is a venue change from the
previously advertised Barnett Lecture
Date: Friday 28
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