Eileen Goodwin

Aged-care regulation possibility: Street

Aged-care regulation possibility: Street

Labour would consider trying to regulate aged-care providers to ensure they pass on pay rises to aged-care workers, Labour health spokeswoman Maryan Street said yesterday.

Fewer beds, more nurses for service

Rather than nurses losing their jobs at Wakari Hospital's specialist rehabilitation service (Isis), their workforce will be strengthened, New Zealand Nurses Organisation Dunedin organiser Lorraine Lobb says.

Summit worker expects 51 redundancies at mill

Summit worker expects 51 redundancies at mill

Workers at Summit Wool Spinners in Oamaru were advised late yesterday afternoon about the number of job losses at the plant - but neither the union nor the company was talking.

DHB reveals proposed executive structure

The Southern District Health Board proposes establishing a "director of patient services", instead of two chief operating officers.

Board to remain national provider

The Ministry of Health has confirmed the Southern District Health Board will remain the national provider of a specialised radiation procedure, while a Dunedin Hospital senior doctor says it is only a matter of time before the service cannot cope with demand.

DHB executive to be restructured

DHB executive to be restructured

The Southern District Health Board will be restructured to create regional clinical service groupings, rather than duplications, in Dunedin and Invercargill.

Patient urges implant recall

Patient urges implant recall

A Dunedin man whose metal-on-metal hip implant was removed after an adverse reaction says the implant should be recalled.

Ryall under attack from top doctors

The honeymoon appears well and truly over between the senior doctors' union and Health Minister Tony Ryall.

Isis cuts expected

Nurses should find out more next week about possible job losses resulting from cuts to Wakari Hospital's specialist rehabilitation service (Isis).

ED staffing reconsidered

ED staffing reconsidered

The Southern District Health Board has backed down on planned cuts to medical staff at Dunedin Hospital's emergency department, the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists says.