Eileen Goodwin

Hospital report alarms medical school staff

Hospital report alarms medical school staff

A special relationship of more than 130 years between the Dunedin School of Medicine and Dunedin Hospital must not be "disregarded with the stroke of a pen'', Emeritus Prof David Gerrard tells health reporter Eileen Goodwin.  

'So stoked' to meet Wiggles

'So stoked' to meet Wiggles

When little Charlie Ryall (3) was recovering from heart surgery this year in Auckland, he would watch The Wiggles from his hospital bed.

Women’s health issue dismissed

Women’s health issue dismissed

Women are waiting longer than "the ideal'' to be seen for urogynaecological conditions because the Southern District Health Board only has one urogynaecologist.

'General' hospital possible

'General' hospital possible

Dunedin Hospital might switch to a "generalist'' medical model with less focus on individual specialist services when it is rebuilt.

Advice about board should not have been secret

Advice about board should not have been secret

Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman should not have kept secret official advice about the pros and cons of sacking Southern District Health Board members, the Chief Ombudsman says.

SDHB closing supported living home

SDHB closing supported living home

A five-bed mental health supported living home is closing in Balclutha because of a Southern District Health Board funding cut.

New HR appointee for SDHB

Another Otago Polytechnic senior staffer has been appointed at the Southern District Health Board.

Rural health dig 'inflammatory'

Rural health dig 'inflammatory'

A suggestion in a new health plan that rural hospitals carry too many beds and aim for higher-level services than necessary is "inflammatory'' and lacks evidence, Clutha Health First chief executive Ray Anton says.

State house sale process limbo

State house sale process limbo

The Government is no further ahead in deciding the fate of Invercargill's state housing stock than when the sales process collapsed in May.

Victims’ stories crucial for commission

Victims’ stories crucial for commission

Listening to victims of family violence formed an "integral'' part of the recommendations of a recent royal commission in Australia, its chairwoman Marcia Neave told an audience in Dunedin.