Eileen Goodwin

Clean shave in aid of Daffodil Day

Clean shave in aid of Daffodil Day

It could have been a hair-raising experience, but blind man Simon Fogarty's colleagues were in safe hands yesterday.

Medicine use related to ageing population

Medicine use related to ageing population

A 20% increase in drugs dished out to older people is mainly because of the ageing population rather than drugs being overprescribed, the Ministry of Health says.

Survey proof ED in critical state: Clark

Survey proof ED in critical state: Clark

Satisfaction among nurses at Dunedin Hospital's emergency department is evidence the department is in a ''critical state'', North Dunedin MP Dr David Clark says.

Economic benefits seen in health spending

Economic benefits seen in health spending

Money spent on health boosts the economy because it ends up in the pockets of the lower paid, says Prof Martin McKee, a specialist in European public health.

Nurses' concerns revealed

Nurses' concerns revealed

More than half of the nurses in the Dunedin Hospital emergency department have been actively looking for a new job, a staff survey released to the Otago Daily Times reveals.

'Wonderful woman' celebrates

'Wonderful woman' celebrates

The secret of a long life is ''being pleasant to everybody'', says May Cuthbertson, who turned 100 on Saturday.

Labour promises city millions

Labour promises city millions

Labour, if elected, will invest millions in Dunedin manufacturing and fast-track the Dunedin Hospital rebuild in a bid to restore the city's fortunes, leader David Cunliffe promised on a visit to the city yesterday.

Entry-level job concern

Entry-level job concern

Dunedin is becoming a city of ''middle-aged, middle-class'' workers with a dearth of entry-level roles, Methodist Mission chief executive Laura Black says.

Clock glass job 'hair-raising'

Clock glass job 'hair-raising'

Fitting 100 individually cut pieces of French-made glass into the four sides of the Iona Church clock face was a nerve-racking job, says the ''elated'' specialist glazier who carried out the task.

ED nurse shortage claim denied

ED nurse shortage claim denied

The Southern District Health Board says it replaced senior nursing staff who left its Dunedin emergency department and rejects claims from a Labour MP who says the departures left it short of experienced staff.