Eileen Goodwin

Not enough nurses: MP

Not enough nurses: MP

Nurse-to-patient ratios in Dunedin Hospital's emergency department are being stretched to as many as one to 10, Dunedin North MP Dr David Clark says.

Study challenges hand-sanitiser use

Study challenges hand-sanitiser use

The use of hand-sanitisers in classrooms did not reduce school sick leave in children, Dunedin-led research published in an academic journal found.

Dunedin Nth voter enrolments lagging

Dunedin Nth voter enrolments lagging

Just over 78% of Dunedin North electors have so far enrolled to vote in next month's election.

Scaffolding rises at Dunedin Hospital

Scaffolding rises at Dunedin Hospital

Scaffolding has started to go up on Dunedin Hospital's clinical services building, which is being repaired to stop leaks.

Helping over-65s questioned

Helping over-65s questioned

A Dunedin poverty campaigner is ''slightly puzzled'' by Labour's promise of free GP visits for older people, which she says will increasingly benefit the ''selfish generation'' of baby boomers.

Gay marriage forum year on

Gay marriage forum year on

Church representatives were questioned about gay rights at a forum in Dunedin last night marking a year this month since marriage equality law passed.

Shortage of medical specialists predicted

Shortage of medical specialists predicted

Nearly one in five specialists could retire in the next five years, creating a ''precarious'' situation, the latest workforce report of the senior doctors' union says.

Safety raised in pool row

Safety raised in pool row

The heat is on over the immediate future of the Otago Therapeutic Pool, in Dunedin.

Helpline provision causes concern

Negotiations determining the fate of the Dunedin-based National Poisons Centre are not transparent, and may result in a significantly downgraded service presented as a fait accompli, Dunedin North MP Dr David Clark says.

Candidate quits over Act race remarks

Candidate quits over Act race remarks

Act New Zealand's Dunedin North candidate has quit, citing a ''fundamental disagreement'' with leader Dr Jamie Whyte over race relations.