Eileen Goodwin

No shame in speaking out about disease

No shame in speaking out about disease

Emma Brockie did not let the "wee hiccup'' of a trip to Dunedin Hospital's emergency department stymie her plan to talk about her often misunderstood medical condition.

Support Trust quits funding arrangement

The Otago Rural Support Trust has pulled out of a funding collaboration with the Government because of lack of demand from farmers for mental health support.

Claim SDHB feedback manipulated

Claim SDHB feedback manipulated Participants at the Southern DHB "listening sessions'' were "coerced'' into giving positive feedback and told to balance negative observations with positive ones, the chairwoman of a trust says.

Hospital building project manager leaves

The senior manager overseeing a multimillion-dollar building project at Dunedin Hospital has left for "family reasons'', and a project manager has been "seconded'' from consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Call for release of SDHB food contract

Call for release of SDHB food contract

Dunedin South MP Clare Curran has called for the Compass Group hospital food contract to be released, saying there is high public interest in the controversial 15-year deal.

Compass collating survey

Meal monitors brought in after a run of complaints and publicity about the new food service at Dunedin Hospital finished their stint yesterday.

Change of air for new clinical leader

Change of air for new clinical leader

After training and working in palliative care in the United States, David Butler is impressed with how New Zealand provides the same service. Eileen Goodwin reports.

Solution proposed for party problem

Solution proposed for party problem

A Dunedin barrister says he has a "simple'' solution to the school ball after-party crackdown that has prompted schools to can the long-anticipated events.

Attitudes 'shifting' after 'listening' sessions

Attitudes 'shifting' after 'listening' sessions

Since the "listening sessions'' at Southern District Health Board, staff attitudes have started to shift, chief executive Carole Heatly says.

DHB set to make training decision

DHB set to make training decision

The Medical Council is making a crucial decision today on whether to accredit the Southern District Health Board to train intern doctors.