Eileen Goodwin

Flu levels 'relatively high' but pressure on health centres easing

A flu season with some ''horrific'' medical complications is easing, Mornington Health Centre manager Jo Rowe says.

Midwives demand a pay rise

Midwives demand a pay rise

Midwives have great job satisfaction, but the pay for lead maternity carers is making it unviable, Dunedin midwife Prue Thomson says.

Use of pricey contractors defended

Use of pricey contractors defended

Hiring expensive contractors at the Southern District Health Board is necessary to keep the organisation running, deputy commissioner Richard Thomson says.

Clark says hospital development slipping

Clark says hospital development slipping

Repeated stalling on the $300 million Dunedin Hospital redevelopment shows the timeframe is slipping, but the Government will not admit it, North Dunedin MP David Clark says.

Centre faces closure if not funded

Centre faces closure if not funded

An activity centre for some of Dunedin's most vulnerable people might be forced to close at the end of this year if its funding crisis is not solved.

Anti-TPP protesters target Key meeting

Anti-TPP protesters target Key meeting

Protesters jostled with police last night as they tried to disrupt a National Party fundraising event in Dunedin.

TPPA protest escalates in Dunedin

TPPA protest escalates in Dunedin

Protesters jostled with police tonight as they tried to disrupt a National Party fundraising event in Dunedin.

New fertility clinic talks

The firm taking over the South's fertility service is negotiating to set up a new clinic in central Dunedin.

Dozens of procedures postponed

Dozens of procedures postponed

A ''Sword of Damocles'', in the form of an aortic aneurysm that could rupture anytime, hangs over heart surgery patient Wallace Faulds, his wife, Glennys, says.

Church seeks use of Mosgiel land

The Exclusive Brethren want to shift their church from Dunedin to a site in Mosgiel that used to be a poultry farm.