Eileen Goodwin

Couple injured in central city crash

Couple injured in central city crash

An elderly couple sustained minor injuries in a crash in central Dunedin which caused significant traffic disruption today.

King's settles roll dispute

King's settles roll dispute

The dispute between the Ministry of Education and King's High School has ended.

Uncertainty prompts concerns for neurosurgeon

Uncertainty prompts concerns for neurosurgeon

High-flying Belgian neurosurgeon Dirk De Ridder says uncertainty at Dunedin Hospital is creating ''restlessness'' in the neurosurgery unit.

Temporary CFO for health board

A partner at accounting firm Deloitte New Zealand has been brought into the Southern District Health Board as a temporary chief finance officer.

Advice cost health board $486,000

Advice cost health board $486,000

The financially failed Southern District Health Board spent more than $486,800 on a consultancy firm it contracted to give ''expert advice'' on its plight.

Call to use different bowel cancer test

Call to use different bowel cancer test

A bowel cancer screening authority is urging a rethink of the method used to detect the deadly disease when a nationwide screening programme is introduced.

SDHB's financial data not yet for public

SDHB's financial data not yet for public

Southern District Health Board commissioner Kathy Grant says key financial data is being supplied to the Ministry of Health - but there is no reason to release it to the public just yet.

Recruitment process for CMO queried by doctors

Recruitment process for CMO queried by doctors

Southern District Health Board doctors are unhappy about the recruitment process for a new chief medical officer, and many believe the process has been ''constructed'' to ensure a particular outcome.

Ombudsman investigating DHB complaints

Ombudsman investigating DHB complaints

The Office of the Ombudsman is considering three complaints about official reluctance to release information about the Southern District Health Board's plight.

Compliance costs force home closure

Compliance costs force home closure

''Huge'' compliance costs are a factor in the decision to close Maranatha Rest Home, Maranatha board member Richard Horne says.