Eileen Goodwin

Much interest in stroke treatment

Much interest in stroke treatment

A Dunedin man believed to be the first New Zealander to undergo innovative stroke therapy in the United States may have become a trailblazer.

Theatre block waits in wings

Theatre block waits in wings The Dunedin Hospital clinical services building needs to be replaced or refurbished but the go-ahead for the project depends on the Southern District Health Board showing it can afford costs that go with the price tag.

Doubts GP referral will make difference

Doubts GP referral will make difference

Dunedin emergency department nurses are uncomfortable with a new GP referral system they have to implement from next week, ED specialist John Chambers says.

Some nurses unwilling to wash uniforms

Some nurses unwilling to wash uniforms

Some emergency department nurses fought a change that has them laundering their uniforms, Dunedin Hospital ED specialist John Chambers says.

Power cost seen in health

Power cost seen in health

The electricity market is maximising profit at the cost of people's health, even while demand is declining, energy analyst Molly Melhuish says.

Musician preparing for Denver role

Musician preparing for Denver role

Dunedin musician Bevan Gardiner is reprising the role of John Denver in a production that rehearsed in Mosgiel last week to prepare for a New Zealand and Australia tour.

Radiology job offers still open, Pacific says

Job offers for mammographers who have opted to stay employed by the public sector remain open, Pacific Radiology Group chief executive Lance Lawler says.

GP voucher scheme for emergency departments

GP  voucher scheme for emergency departments

GP vouchers will be doled out in emergency departments in a bid to reduce patient numbers.

Issues to be faced over surgical mesh

Issues to be faced over surgical mesh

Patients harmed by surgical mesh are demanding action from the Government. Health reporter Eileen Goodwin spoke to a doctor, a politician, and a patient about the issue.

'Thought I was going mad' with pain

'Thought I was going mad' with pain

A North Taieri woman says she became suicidal because of the ''excruciating pain'' caused by surgical mesh complications.