Eileen Goodwin

Survey suggests patients satisfied

Patients are largely happy with their hospital stays, first results of a new survey released yesterday suggest.

South's Ebola centre set in Christchurch

Ebola patients in the South would be taken to Christchurch by ambulance or military aircraft in the unlikely event of an outbreak, a report to a Southern District Health Board meeting says.

Care facilities report more gastroenteritis

A report shows a fourfold increase in gastroenteritis outbreaks in elderly care and acute care facilities in the South this past winter.

Child died after ED discharge

Child died after ED discharge

A sick child who later died was sent home from Dunedin Hospital's emergency department despite a nursing assessment saying it might not be safe, a new report shows.

Weekend gardening sales up

Weekend gardening sales up

Labour Weekend retail sales in Dunedin were mixed, retailers reported.

SDHB tops OIA request complaints

SDHB tops OIA request complaints

The Southern District Health Board drew more complaints about its handling of Official Information Act requests than any other health board in 2013-14, figures in the Office of the Ombudsman's annual report show.

Mayor disputes SDHB figures

Mayor disputes SDHB figures

A claim Waitaki will lose 6% of its population by 2031 has been disputed by Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher.

Marchers recall the good times

Marchers recall the good times

Time marches on but Marching Otago's 1960s-era heyday was fondly recalled at the club's 70th anniversary in Dunedin at the weekend.

Chef burned by barbecue

A chef at Walter Peak High Country Farm was flown to Southland Hospital yesterday with moderate burns caused by a flare-up from a wood-fired barbecue.

Views on poverty hard to reconcile

Views on poverty hard to reconcile

Whether they condemn or sympathise with the poor, people care about ''sick children'', the founding editor of the University of Otago's child poverty monitor says.