Eileen Goodwin

SDHB hospital staff top in hand-washing audit

SDHB hospital staff top in hand-washing audit

Southern District Health Board hospital staff have the cleanest hands in the country.

Minister's no-show irks medical students

Minister's no-show irks medical students

Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce's refusal to meet medical students over the student loan cap is ''extremely disappointing'', New Zealand Medical Students' Association president Elizabeth Berryman says.

Chief medical officer revamp

Chief medical officer revamp

The Southern District Health Board is revamping the chief medical officer role after the departure of Dr David Tulloch.

In 'cuckoo land' over hospital

In 'cuckoo land' over hospital

Sacked Southern District Health Board member Dr John Chambers has lashed out at the ''cloud cuckoo land'' ideas he believes are causing a delay in planning the Dunedin Hospital rebuild.

SDHB withholds report by financial consultant

SDHB withholds report by financial consultant

The Southern District Health Board will not release reports written by an Auckland-based consulting firm it hired when it hit serious financial trouble this year.

No slash and burn assurance 'clear'

No slash and burn assurance 'clear'

Richard Thomson says he would not have accepted the role as deputy commissioner of the Southern District Health Board without a ''very clear assurance'' from the Health Minister that it was not a ''slash and burn'' exercise.

Ringers observe 40 years of peals

The southernmost change bells in the world had their 40th anniversary marked at the weekend.

Going dry in July to help patients

Going dry in July to help patients

After she was diagnosed with breast cancer, Ros Day-Cleavin was whisked through the surgical, radiation and chemotherapy services at Dunedin Hospital.

Low ranking for SDHB in survey

Low ranking for SDHB in survey

The Southern District Health Board has been jointly ranked the poorest performing board in a survey of senior doctors.

Doctor visits up under new scheme

More parents are taking their children to the GP than expected under the new under-13 scheme.