Eileen Goodwin

SDHB apologises over sterilisation

SDHB apologises over sterilisation

The Southern District Health Board has apologised for getting its facts wrong in a public statement about sterilisation practices at Dunedin Hospital.

Two claims settled, more in the pipeline

Two claims have been settled with the Ministry of Social Development in relation to Edward Anand's offending and more are in progress, the ministry said in a statement.

Curran calls Compass’ tax arrangement amoral

Curran calls Compass’ tax arrangement amoral

The Compass Group is under fire for not paying enough tax in this country, but Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says it's a matter for the company.

Anaesthetist argues automation has its uses

Anaesthetist argues automation has its uses

Automation is starting to affect the ‘‘core'' work of anaesthetists, and that is challenging for some specialists, anaesthetist Ross Kennedy says.

Listening one of new SDHB values

Listening one of new SDHB values

The Southern District Health Board's new set of ‘‘draft values'' espouses listening, kindness, having a positive attitude and working with the community.

Light helps patients to recover

A technique first tested on bees is being trialled on New Zealand surgical patients, and preliminary results suggest it reduces the jet-lag caused by anaesthetic, Associate Prof Guy Warman will tell a medical conference in Auckland today.

Baby general anaesthesia 'safe'

Baby general anaesthesia 'safe'

Babies who receive a general anaesthetic suffer no ill effects by the age of 2, but the 700 children will be followed up at the age of 5, the lead researcher of a world-first multicountry study says.

Meal protesters demand changes (+ video)

Meal protesters demand changes (+ video)

The chant was loud and clear: "Kick Compass out''.

‘Lack of respect’ for sterile practice, association says

Patients who have been exposed to unsafe practices in Dunedin Hospital may feel they have been placed at risk and they should have been told, the New Zealand Sterile Services Association (NZSSA) says.

Food protest: 'Stop the slop' (+ video)

Food protest: 'Stop the slop' (+ video)

About 300 people carrying signs with slogans including 'Stop the slop' staged a protest today about the quality of Dunedin Hospital food.