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Regional Director of Public Health's Report for 1992

Annual Report by Sir Liam for the Northern Regional Health Authority.

Health issues covered in this report significant to the Northern Region include;

Progress on the previous years' recommendations and major achievements in the region;

Adequately diagnosing and treating high blood pressure;

Prescribing cheaper but equally effective medicines to save money and treat more patients;

Greater use of day case surgerys in hospitals;

Reducing the risk of death through meningitis by administering penicillin injections before transferring sufferers to hospital;

Administering steroids to mothers in premature labour to reduce incidences of respiratory distress syndrome;

And the development and use of agreed clinical guidlines to standardise the treatment of patients.