Eileen Goodwin

ED nurse shortage claim denied

ED nurse shortage claim denied

The Southern District Health Board says it replaced senior nursing staff who left its Dunedin emergency department and rejects claims from a Labour MP who says the departures left it short of experienced staff.

Happy 40th: here's to good health

Happy 40th:  here's to good health

An innovative concept when it opened, the Mosgiel Health Centre celebrates its 40th birthday this month.

Friends' years of practice

Friends' years of practice

The launch 40 years ago was more than the start of Mosgiel Health Centre. It was the beginning of life-long friendships.

Whale Oil 'toxic rubbish': professor

Whale Oil 'toxic rubbish': professor

Paying to publish blog posts to attack public health advocates is to be expected, given the industries involved, says Prof Boyd Swinburn, an obesity authority who will speak in Dunedin today.

Health policies outlined

Health policies outlined

The Greens would not give free GP visits to all over-65-year-olds, as it believes in targeted assistance, Green Party health spokesman Kevin Hague told a conference in Dunedin yesterday.

Board 'inconsistent' over physio pools

Board 'inconsistent' over physio pools

The cash-strapped Southern District Health Board is defending the cost of its physio pool in Invercargill, when it says it cannot afford to keep Dunedin's physio pool open.

Health industrial action talks bid

Mediation starts tomorrow in Wellington in a bid to avert the biggest industrial action in health in a decade.

Extra hospice funding welcomed

A National Party promise to boost hospice funding will make a significant difference to Otago Community Hospice, taking some pressure off its annual fundraising effort, chief executive Ginny Green says.

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.