Eileen Goodwin

Catastrophic outcome, Cull says

Catastrophic outcome, Cull says

Losing 90 jobs at Hillside Engineering is a catastrophic outcome for South Dunedin, Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull says.

Diabetes day criticism

Diabetes day criticism

The Government is more interested in Prince Charles' visit than in finding ways to combat the "major epidemic" of diabetes, nutrition and diabetes expert Prof Jim Mann says.

Bid for special zone a test case: Mercy CEO

Bid for special zone a test case: Mercy CEO

Mercy Hospital's bid for its own special zone in the district plan is a test case for other Dunedin facilities, the private health provider's chief executive, Richard Whitney, told the Dunedin City Council's hearings committee yesterday.

$30 million in health savings

$30 million in health savings

A business consulting firm has identified $30 million in savings to be made in Southern District Health Board services over the next three years.

Hospital closure reason to dance

Hospital closure reason to dance

A ball at the Edgar Centre in Dunedin tonight will celebrate 20 years since Cherry Farm Hospital closed, releasing its intellectually disabled residents to the community.

Book neurosurgery fundraiser

Book neurosurgery fundraiser

Heather Maxwell (82) holds a copy of her 1980 book Balclutha to Molyneux Bay, which is to be reprinted as a fundraiser for the southern neurosurgery campaign.

Ryall accused of pressuring SDHB

Ryall accused of pressuring SDHB

Health Minister Tony Ryall has been accused of pressuring the Southern District Health Board to discipline a Dunedin medical specialist for speaking to the media.

Active-review surgery lists to be addressed

The Southern District Health Board wants to cut the numbers of patients sitting on "active review" - those with an expectation, but no certainty, of receiving surgery.

Healthcare reform in US still on track

Healthcare reform in US still on track

Lingering resentment in the South over the American Civil War hinders important national initiatives, such as healthcare reform, in the United States, political scientist Prof Pauline Rosenau, of the University of Texas, told an audience in Dunedin yesterday.

ED gains less than predicted from observation unit

Managers were "quite ambitious" in their initial predictions of gains from a $2.7 million observation unit in Dunedin Hospital's emergency department (ED), and these have been revised down, a Southern District Health Board committee heard yesterday.