Eileen Goodwin

Building fails seismic rules

A second mental health service building in Dunedin, in Union St, does not meet seismic strength requirements, a report to the Southern District Health Board's hospitals' advisory committee today says.

Green paper bipartisan call

Political parties should reach bipartisan agreement on how much money will be spent on child health services, a draft Southern District Health Board submission on the green paper on vulnerable children says.

Elder health committee

The Southern District Health Board has established an advisory committee to guide planning for changes to how the elderly receive care.

SDHB deficit of $10m forecast

The Southern District Health Board's financial outlook for the next six months has slipped, with the board's finance chief forecasting a $10 million deficit.

Misdiagnosis highlights need for more ED staff

Misdiagnosis highlights need for more ED staff

A woman whose broken back was misdiagnosed at Dunedin Hospital's emergency department as abrasions and bruises says the department must get the extra specialists that doctors say it needs.

ED improvement noticeable

ED improvement noticeable

There has been immense improvement in Dunedin Hospital's emergency department (ED), Mosgiel resident Margaret O'Donnell says.

Wakari facility to open on Monday

Wakari facility to open on Monday

The $3.6 million acute mental health ward at Wakari Hospital opens on Monday, replacing the Dunedin Hospital facility.

Third of the way to $3m

The neurosurgery fundraising campaign is a third of the way to its target, with just over $1 million raised.

Gap in SDHB eye surgery

The Southern District Health Board has been forced to look elsewhere for vitreoretinal surgery following the departure of an eye surgeon.

Radius care workers vote to strike

Workers at Radius Fulton Care Centre in Dunedin voted yesterday to strike for up to eight hours to protest a 1.72% pay rise offer.