Eileen Goodwin

SDHB seeks dementia daycare provider

The Southern District Health Board is to seek a provider for a dementia daycare service, a report to today's disability and public health committee meeting in Dunedin says.

Health board projected deficit worsens

Health board projected deficit worsens

The Southern District Health Board's projected deficit has worsened to $10.2 million, a report to Thursday's board meeting says.

Ear, nose throat service overloaded

Some chronic nasal conditions will have to be treated by GPs because the Southern District Health Board's ear, nose, and throat department cannot cope with demand, service clinical leader Jamie Ryan says.

Bowel cancer 'at long last' getting the spotlight

Bowel cancer 'at long last' getting the spotlight

Bowel cancer is at long last getting the recognition it deserves, Southern District Health Board colorectal surgeon Associate Prof Mark Thompson-Fawcett says.

Call for bowel screening

Another 12,000 New Zealanders will have died from bowel cancer in the decade or so it could take to set up a national screening programme, Beat Bowel Cancer Aotearoa says.

Researchers appealing to public for funds

Researchers appealing to public for funds

Dunedin researchers are appealing for the public to help fund stem cell research they say pharmaceutical companies will not touch.

Single chief medical position for Otago and Southland

The Southern District Health Board is introducing a single chief medical position, instead of chiefs in Otago and Southland, chief executive Carole Heatly has decided.

Maternity changes with lower funding

The Waiau Health Trust has accepted a funding offer from the Southern District Health Board to run Tuatapere Maternity, even though it fears the amount is insufficient, trust chairman Justin Lewis says.

Apology over death from undetected aneurysm

Apology over death from undetected aneurysm

Dunedin Hospital emergency department staff apologised to the family of a Dunedin woman who died from an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) rupture that the department failed to diagnose, a coroner's finding reveals.

Otago-only home help scheme may be axed

An Otago-only scheme that gives older people greater control over their home help could be axed by the Southern District Health Board.