Eileen Goodwin

Water and waste change

Water and waste change

Water and wastewater network maintenance will be outsourced to an outside provider, the Dunedin City Council announced yesterday.

Apology after 'panic stations'

Apology after 'panic stations'

An elderly Dunedin man who was incorrectly billed for home help, and then told by the Southern District Health Board to sort it out with the Auckland-based company himself, will receive an apology, health board chief executive Carole Heatly says.

Meeting challenges of new health role

Meeting challenges of new health role

The Scottish chief executive of the Southern District Health Board says while she relishes her role, it had more challenges than she expected. Carole Heatly spoke to health reporter Eileen Goodwin.

Step Ahead may close if fresh funding not found

A Dunedin programme aimed at lifting young mothers out of poverty through education may close because of lack of funds, Dunedin South MP Clare Curran says.

Blood donation service life-saver for twins

Blood donation service life-saver for twins

Twins Gemma and Eliza Ioane would not be here without the blood donation service, their mother, Melissa Ioane, says.

Health staff can opt to change roles

Health staff can opt to change roles

Mid-level health staff will be able to move to modified roles voluntarily as the Southern District Health Board seeks to avoid an unsettling restructuring process.

Fertility service decision delayed

A decision on whether to outsource the Otago Fertility Service (OFS) has been delayed to investigate concerns about the controversial proposal.

Warning on CT scans

Warning on CT scans

Health authorities must be ''very watchful'' not to refer children for unnecessary CT scans, as evidence mounts of the potential risk of the radiation dose, Southern District Health Board member Dr Branko Sijnja says.

Operating theatres hit by shortages

Operating theatres hit by shortages

Dunedin Hospital's operating theatres will operate fully for only two days this week because of an ongoing staff shortage.

Cancer warning to young

Cancer warning to young

Trista Townsend did not think she could be at risk of breast cancer as a healthy young mother with no significant family history of the disease.