Eileen Goodwin

Physio pool's future hangs in the balance

Physio pool's future hangs in the balance

The Dunedin physio pool's future hangs in the balance because of a ‘"quagmire of bureaucracy and butt-covering'', Dunedin North MP David Clark says.

Other matters before meetings

An 11-month gap in holding legally mandated public meetings at Southern District Health Board was because the commissioner's focus was on other matters, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman's office says.

Hospital’s asbestos bill rises

Hospital’s asbestos bill rises

The cost of dealing with asbestos at Dunedin Hospital has shot up to $2.3million. The figure was disclosed at a Southern District Health Board committee meeting in Dunedin on Tuesday.

Pushing the envelope saves valued postbox

Pushing the envelope saves valued postbox

Residents at a Dunedin aged-care home are celebrating after saving their local postbox from closure.

Commissioner team faces public

Commissioner team faces public

The commissioner team running Southern District Health Board has been publicly challenged about decisions it is taking at the embattled board.

Partnership unlikely for hospital

Partnership unlikely for hospital Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman is all but ruling out a public private partnership for the $300 million Dunedin Hospital rebuild, but says it still has to be considered.

`No rational government' would sign up to PFIs: professor

Public finance initiatives (PFIs) became notorious in Britain after the country ran up a mountain of infrastructure debt to private lenders on unfavourable terms.

Pharmacy runs short of drugs

Pharmacy runs short of drugs

Pharmac is good at getting bargain prices from suppliers, but that is creating a "fragile'' supply chain, a Palmerston pharmacist frustrated by ongoing medicine shortages says.

Public still in dark on Compass deal

Public still in dark on Compass deal

After the release of hundreds of heavily redacted pages of the Compass Group-DHB food contract, the public is none the wiser about whether it got a good deal, Dunedin South MP Clare Curran says.

District health boards told to decide on food contract

District health boards told to decide on food contract

District health board bosses were grilled in Wellington yesterday on the need to make up their minds whether to join the Compass Group food contract.