Tagged: Ruth Dyson

Victory for Reason - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Nov 12, 2010

Though you wouldn’t believe it from the tripe spouted forth in the media, the outcome of the South Island Neurosurgery saga is a triumph of level-headed reason in the face of massive public pressure. It is clear from reading the actual report from the panel entrusted with gathering the facts and making a decision, that [...] Related posts: … Read More

User-pays Health - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Jan 23, 2010

Dr Chris Jackson is a brave man. He has suggested a scheme which would allow oncology patients access to privately funded services at public hospitals. It is, of course, an excellent idea. It is also an idea that will attract vilification from his colleagues (especially the doctors unions) and the Left (who hate the idea of [...] Related posts: … Read More

On the Turning Away - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Dec 15, 2009

The news that Timaru Emergency Department is “turning away” patients (actually, sending them to their GPs) is exciting Labour’s health spokesperson, the barely noticeable Ruth Dyson. Labour MP and health spokesperson Ruth Dyson believes essential frontline health services are being cut. “You can’t get much more frontline than the emergency department. The Government promised there would be [...] Related posts: … Read More