Eileen Goodwin

Scheme targets health of recently released prisoners

Scheme targets health of recently released prisoners

Those just released from prison face a mortality rate 100 times that of the general population in the first two weeks after release.

Refusal to speak on leaks

Dunedin-Based National list MP Michael Woodhouse refuses to comment on leaked papers from National Party meetings released by the Labour Party.

Review of DHB's finances

The Southern District Health Board will be grilled by Parliament's Health Select Committee tomorrow morning about financial matters.

Leave adding to SDHB's deficit

Leave adding to SDHB's deficit

Southern District Health Board staff not taking as much annual leave as expected is contributing to the end-of-year deficit, with fears it could get worse.

Metal hip implants to be checked

If they have any symptoms, Dunedin Hospital metal-on-metal hip implant recipients are being checked for ill effects even if their implant has not been recalled, a surgeon's report to Otago GPs says.

Cycleway-walkway to close for day for protection work

Cycleway-walkway to close for day for protection work

A section of the West Harbour cycleway-walkway will be closed for a day while Dunedin City Council contractors undertake sea protection work.

The Magnet St to Ravensbourne section would close on Monday from 9am until about 4pm, Dunedin City Council senior contracts supervisor Peter Hughes said.

Funding offer declined

Tuatapere Maternity remains open for births, but an offer of a six-month funding reprieve from the Southern District Health Board has been declined as insufficient, Waiau Health Trust chairman Justin Lewis says.

Brevity of DHB data attacked

Brevity of DHB data attacked

It is "almost a dereliction of duty" for Southern District Health Board members not be be provided with adequate reports on DHB services, hospitals' advisory committee (HAC) member Richard Thomson says.

More community care in mental health, addiction plan

A Southern District Health Board committee approved a three-year mental health and addiction plan yesterday, amid apprehension of tightening funds for mental health.

SDHB deficit break down different to original budget

Savings in the Southern District Health Board's "funder arm" are helping the DHB carry a budget overrun in services it operates directly, a report to tomorrow's meeting in Invercargill shows.