Eileen Goodwin

Presbyterian Support volunteers winners

Presbyterian Support volunteers winners

Presbyterian Support Otago won the supreme award at the 2016 Trustpower Dunedin Community Awards last night for the work of its volunteers.

Meeting to discuss food protest

Meeting to discuss food protest

Southern District Health Board bosses have requested a meeting with Dunedin South MP Clare Curran this morning to discuss the food service protest.  

Appointment data meaningless: SDHB

The Southern District Health Board has blamed a ‘‘significant data problem'' for figures that appear to show 28% of patients missed out on a hospital appointment in a single month.

Emeritus Prof title zenith of career - Gerrard

Emeritus Prof title zenith of career - Gerrard

David Gerrard says being awarded the title Emeritus Professor is the highlight of his career in sport and exercise medicine.

Hospital kitchen choice regretted

Hospital kitchen choice regretted

A former Southern District Health Board member has spoken out about the hospital kitchen outsourcing, saying she wishes she had voted against it, but at the time felt there was little choice.

Physio pool upgrade setback

Physio pool upgrade setback

Hopes the Dunedin physio pool upgrade would start this year have been dealt a blow after it emerged a long-term lease is unlikely to be granted any time soon by the Southern District Health Board.

SDHB at financial risk from asbestos

SDHB at financial risk from asbestos Asbestos poses a financial risk at the Southern District Health Board, which is under pressure to "accelerate'' cost-cutting, a document released under the Official Information Act shows.

Health board poll ruled out

A select committee has recommended no changes to a Bill that will scrap this year's election for Southern District Health Board members.

Group formed to protest hospital meals

Group formed to protest hospital meals

Three opposition parties have joined forces to organise a protest calling on the Southern District Health Board to cancel its food service contract with the Compass Group.

Health report dismissed as propaganda

A new health report from right-wing think-tank the New Zealand Initiative has been dismissed as ‘‘ideological big business propaganda'' by a leading University of Otago public health researcher.